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Emotional Intelligence Can Protect You From Shame
Emotional Intelligence Can Protect You From Shame

Emotional Intelligence Can Protect You From Shame

Have you ever seen the phrase “Emotional Intelligence” and wondered what it meant?  “Academic intelligence” means being able to learn and understand academic material like math, science, or languages.  Someone who’s “smart with their hands” has an aptitude for working…

How Many Plates Do You Keep Spinning? Maybe You’re Too Busy?
How Many Plates Do You Keep Spinning?  Maybe You’re Too Busy?

How Many Plates Do You Keep Spinning? Maybe You’re Too Busy?

There are so many things that we have to attend to in our lives.  Our work, our relationships, our health, our homes.  It can feel like you’re running around in circles trying to keep those plates spinning.  As soon as…

Are You Managing Your Election-Related Emotions? Here Are Some Helpful Tips.
Are You Managing Your Election-Related Emotions? Here Are Some Helpful Tips.

Are You Managing Your Election-Related Emotions? Here Are Some Helpful Tips.

I would like this blog to speak to both Trump supporters and Clinton supporters, because on either side of this election, emotions seem to be running high.  What I want to speak about is managing your election-related emotions, whatever those…

Dealing with Cold Pricklies: Don’t let Unpleasant Encounters Get You Down
Dealing with Cold Pricklies: Don’t let Unpleasant Encounters Get You Down

Dealing with Cold Pricklies: Don’t let Unpleasant Encounters Get You Down

I’ve never forgotten a story that was read to my class when I was a kid.  The story was called “The Warm Fuzzy” story.  In “The Warm Fuzzy” I learned that sometimes people could give out “warm fuzzies” which are…

Using Fantasy to Reduce Anxiety and Build Your Confidence
Using Fantasy to Reduce Anxiety and Build Your Confidence

Using Fantasy to Reduce Anxiety and Build Your Confidence

Recently, I can across an old story I’d written where I overcame all obstacles.  The story had me thinking about the daydreams and fantasies that I’ve had throughout my life.  I was amazed to realize how helpful those fantasies had…

You Are Enough! Tools for Coping with the Constant Pressure for More.
You Are Enough!  Tools for Coping with the Constant Pressure for More.

You Are Enough! Tools for Coping with the Constant Pressure for More.

  You’re great.  In fact, you’re so great that everyone wants more of you.  More of your skills at work; more of your love and attention for your children, spouse, friends, community; more of your time and energy to manage…

Your Independence Day: Conquering Your Negative Beliefs
Your Independence Day: Conquering Your Negative Beliefs

Your Independence Day: Conquering Your Negative Beliefs

In the wake of celebrating our country’s Independence Day, it’s a good time to consider what kind of dictatorship you’re living under.  Far more controlling than the President or the police, your own beliefs dominate you and dictate your behavior.…