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Resentment Is A Sign That You Are Not Taking Care Of Yourself

We all know what it takes to take care of ourselves physically – eating right, getting enough sleep, exercising, etc.  But it is just as important that we take care of ourselves mentally and emotionally. When we don’t take care of ourselves physically, we usually know that signs – feeling tired, run down, or even getting […]

Are You Creating Your Life (Or Are You Letting Others Create It For You)?

I am currently reading “Simplicity and Success: Creating the Life You Long For” by Bruce Elkin. In his book, Bruce talks about how while most people say they want spend their life creating, they confess that they spend most of their time reacting or responding to problems. What do you do first thing in the […]

Are You Being Emotionally Blackmailed or Manipulated?

Have you ever been emotionally blackmailed by someone? Most people I talk to are not sure that they have. How can you tell that someone is emotionally blackmailing you? According to psychotherapist Susan Forward, emotional blackmail is a powerful form of manipulation in which people close to us use Fear, Obligation or Guilt (FOG) in […]

How To Be Resilient Even When Times Get Tough

We all go through difficult times in our lives at some point or another. But while some of us face tougher adversity than others, how we are able to withstand those times also varies widely. The capacity to overcome traumatic events- resilience – is what makes a huge difference when dealing with hardships. So what […]

How to Raise Your Emotional Intelligence for More Happiness and Success

With so much focus on intellectual ability (IQ) in our society, emotional intelligence (EQ) does not get talked about as much. Yet studies have found that emotional intelligence is linked to personal achievement, happiness and professional success, even more so than IQ. And, unlike IQ, it is a flexible skill, which means that no matter […]

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