In 1995, author, psychologist, and science journalist, Daniel Goleman, wrote a book entitled, Emotional Intelligence which made its way to The New York Times bestseller list for a year-and-a-half. It was a relatively new concept designed to assist companies in determining which characteristics ... Views: 139
In 1995, author, psychologist, and science journalist, Daniel Goleman, wrote a book entitled, Emotional Intelligence which made its way to The New York Times bestseller list for a year-and-a-half. It was a relatively new concept designed to assist companies in determining which characteristics ... Views: 102
No matter what you aim to do in life—whether it’s starting a business, writing a book, or completing a marathon—the process is a journey and you’ll need energy to complete it. The problem, however, is that many of us barely have enough energy to satisfy our day-to-day responsibilities, let alone ... Views: 154
Dr. Romance writes:
Extreme makeovers are all the rage these days, with botox injection parties, and reality shows. Plastic surgery is on the rise. Many people are trying to match the extraordinary measures actors and actresses go through to look perfect on the screen. ... Views: 160
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Do you feel overworked, tired, unfocused, burned out, stressed, overwhelmed, defeated, strained, and depressed? Maybe you just need to take a break and recharge your batteries.
Unfortunately, if you live in America, ... Views: 117
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The hardest part about starting a new fitness regimen is finding motivation to continue, especially in the beginning. Once you start seeing, or at the very least feeling, results your motivation tends to naturally ... Views: 100
Humans are an empathic, compassionate, and loving species, so it is natural to feel sad, worried, or fiery about the troubles and pain of other people. (And about those of cats and dogs and other animals, but I'll focus on human beings here.)
Long ago, the Buddha spoke of the "first dart" of ... Views: 77
Over the past few years I’ve become accustomed to utilizing and recommending applications to help clients get through tough times. While applications are not a replacement for my services, they can help when clients need some "on the spot" aid or reinforcement. ... Views: 141
Is your mojo missing? Feeling powerless? Maybe you just want to be a better version of yourself! Here are 10 ways that you can take your power back and increase your happiness.
1. Focus on what you want to happen: Positive thinking is at the forefront of every great success story. ... Views: 176
Dear Dr. Romance:
I am 48 years of age, never married but would definitely like to. I am doing the online dating thing for a while now and so far no success. I am currently speaking to a gentleman who lives in another state; but given he is currently a pilot he ... Views: 174
Many of us have heard of the word ‘IQ’ often enough. As you may know, IQ refers to your intelligence quotient, or in other words, gives an indication of how intelligent you are. However, do you also know that there are many different kinds of intelligence, and each of us possesses at least one ... Views: 141
Isaiah 43:18-21 describes temptations’ power over us as being done.
There God proclaims how He makes a way, once His will has begun!
He arrives like the Calvary with guns blasting whether on land, or sea.
The battle is not just won, but the enemy is rebuked to destruction, you see.
Those ... Views: 165
Talk therapy has been found to be an effective form of treatment for mental health as well as treating mental disorders such as schizophrenia. A recent study revealed that over two million people in America have a diagnosis of schizophrenia and primary treatment involves the use of medications. ... Views: 129
Pathological Narcissistic Abuse
Written by Randi G. Fine
Excerpt from my upcoming book, Close Encounters of the Worst Kind: The Narcissistic Abuse Survivors Guide to Healing
Pathological narcissistic abuse is far more damaging than any of us can possibly conceive. Have no doubt—it is both ... Views: 146
Narcissist, Psychopath or Sociopath?
Excerpt from Randi Fine's Upcoming Groundbreaking New Book,
Close Encounters of the Worst Kind: The Narcissistic Abuse Survivors Guide to Healing
There is a great deal of false information on the internet about narcissistic personality disorder and its ... Views: 267
Why do some narcissists end up being over-achievers, pillars of the community, and accomplished professionals - while their brethren fade into obscurity, having done little of note with their lives?
There seem to be two types of narcissists: those who derive ample narcissistic supply ... Views: 256
In the years that I facilitated my support group for estranged families, I primarily worked with older parents whose adult children had severed their relationship with them. The parents were perplexed: "I was a good parent", they declared. "I gave my children the best of everything. There is no ... Views: 184
Self-tanning may sound paradoxical but it is possible in reality. Many persons throughout the world have enjoyed the look and feel of darker skin. They have been able to this by using sunless tanning products that are safe, reliable, and effective. If you are not a person who enjoys going to the ... Views: 106
Moment to moment, the flows of thoughts and feelings, sensations and desires, and conscious and unconscious processes sculpt your nervous system like water gradually carving furrows and eventually gullies on a hillside. Your brain is continually changing its structure. The only question is: Is ... Views: 97
You hear a different story from every recovering addict who has been through drug rehabilitation, because there is no one-size-fits-all solution to addition. Every person's path is different. However, there is a structured system for rehab that can provide anyone with valuable guidance. These ... Views: 309
They say that a butterfly flapping its wings in Africa can impact the climate in Alaska. The butterfly effect, as it’s called, is where small causes can have large effects. Ever get trapped in a room with a mosquito?
When it comes to people, in many ways we’re alike. There is little ... Views: 200
How many times have you been in a public place that you have witnessed a child screaming its head off for no apparent reason?
How many of those times that you witnessed the child screaming did you also witness the parent or caregiver screaming as well?
I think it is sad to realize that this ... Views: 157
At the end of one of the interviews in the E-Course, when I asked the interviewee what she would like to say to those who are still in the trenches of relationship anxiety, she responded quite simply with, "Hang on. Hang on. Hang on." Those words have offered a lifeline to countless people who ... Views: 225
Activity Equivalency Labels: The Two Sides
The latest proposal to add activity equivalence labels to food items as a way to help overweight individuals make better food choices has wonderful intentions, but it also has a darker side. Activity equivalence labels would show consumers the ... Views: 151
Are you or your loved ones getting older and becoming isolated? Perhaps the idea of an animal as a companion may be just the thing. An animal offers so much more than companionship, but having a friend nearby can prevent loneliness and other health concerns.
One might be forgiven to think ... Views: 268
On your life journey, different events take hold of you whether you like it or not. One day you can be riding high; and the next, you feel lower than a well-digger’s rear end at the bottom of a mineshaft.
Life doesn’t care about your looks, brains, wealth, status or age. Life treats you ... Views: 179
In a presentation I attended years ago, the speaker asked the audience, “How much do you think this eight ounce glass of water weighs?”
After many guesses, the speaker said, “The weight depends on how far you hold it from your body and how long you hold it.”
In other words, by holding the ... Views: 136
I've had many clients over the years request my help in teaching them how to control their tempers. "I lose my temper and afterwards feel terrible. I don't want to do this anymore. I need to learn how to control my temper." My response to them is this, "If you lose your keys you seek to find ... Views: 207
The Structured Mindset and The Power of Positive Thinking
Can you imagine that… You can choose completely how you feel always…
So allowing frustration, depression, stress, anger to remain is merely an unconscious choice…
Imagine if you worked on and protected your mindset then you can choose ... Views: 213
Living in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia Canada we are given the opportunity to experience many, many different cultures than our own.
Life has changed dramatically since the days of my childhood back in the 1960s when 99% of the people in my life were Western European Caucasians who ... Views: 162
This year marks my 30th year working with clients, (and I still love it) and I'm in a place of reflection. I'm also getting active with my writing again, after taking some time off to devote to other projects.
I have witnessed a variety of trends throughout my career, based on numerous ... Views: 234
One morning in the fall of 2003, I walked into the kitchen and
remarked to my mother, “You know what? I’m not seeking anymore.”
A peace-infused clarity had moved from the background to the
foreground of my awareness. Suddenly, feeling peaceful seemed quite
normal. Other than my memories ... Views: 158
Have you ever watched two people quarrel, or otherwise be stuck in a conflict with each other? Usually, if either or both of them simply acknowledged one or more things, that would end the fight.
Recall a time someone mistreated you, let you down, dropped the ball, made an error, spoke ... Views: 104
Recognizing that there is a body image issue is the first step to making a positive difference in how body image is influencing your life or that of someone you care about. Individually the signs listed below do not mean the person has a disturbed image, but, if there are numerous signs ... Views: 174
There is no denying that the mind, body, and spirit are all interconnected. What impacts one affects all others. While the general public has become more health conscious in terms of eating healthier, dropping those unnecessary pounds, and exercising more, what often gets overlooked - that ... Views: 189
EXACTLY WHAT IS BODY IMAGE?
Contrary to popular belief, body image is not about how our body actually looks. Body image isn’t based on the physical reality of our body but on how we think and feel about our body. Our body image is created out of our perceptions, beliefs, feelings, sensations, ... Views: 154
Excerpt from Coaching for Transformation
Any real change implies the breakup of the world as one has always known it, the loss of all that gave one an identity, the end of safety. And at such a moment, unable to see and not daring to imagine what the future will now bring forth, one clings ... Views: 394
What are prefab homes? The pre-fab homes are the one which are built at the site of the place where the companies have their setup and then they install the house at the required place of owner. This process makes the time of construction of house less. It becomes easy to make the house ... Views: 201
You can make significant strides in overcoming codependency by developing new attitudes, skills, and behavior. But deeper recovery may involve healing trauma, usually that began in childhood. Trauma can be emotional, physical, or environmental, and can range from experiencing a fire to emotional ... Views: 304
The word “recovery” often conjures up images of struggling to abstain from an addictive behavior, be it drinking, using drugs, shopping, gambling, overeating or severely restricting eating, exercising to excess, promiscuity, etc. But, I want to challenge you to start thinking about Recovery ... Views: 230
When someone has got something to do, they can get it done straight away or they can put it to one side and do something else. And when it comes to what is the best approach to take, it can all depend on what it is that needs to be done.
If one had a piece of furniture that needed to be ... Views: 185
For women, whether we admit it or not, two potent mythical figures that course through our psychology, that of the maiden (or, in modern terms, the sexy chick) and the crone (or, the old lady). We know the maiden well: she’s the beautiful young princess.
But who is a crone? A crone is ... Views: 232
I have always suffered from anxiety and a hint of depression, the type of mental cocktail that no one wants but many get. I started looking for professional help around the age of 22 and continued to do so, unsuccessfully, until recent years. This is the story about how I managed to, not only ... Views: 224
Each of us have people in our lives that just seem to Struggle with Life. Everything that can go wrong does.
Because you are a caring person feelings of sadness, sympathy and an eagerness to help come over you. How can you help, what can you do?
These people can be friends, work ... Views: 200
Finding Courage in Surrendering
Please allow me to start this post by saying that I am looking forward to the day that we as individuals can begin to accept, as well as seek to understand, all of what people say to us.
It is quite common that we are quick to align with and apt to indulge ... Views: 211
3 Steps To Dissolving The Mask of Anger
Anger is an emotion that causes us to lose our center and feel out of place. It is a reaction to a situation or experience that can lead us to spin; meaning, incessant thoughts of a drama that we are resisting.
Anger is resistance and it has a ... Views: 261
Alcoholism is a deadly problem that destroys families and kills the alcoholic. It often starts as a social experiment, graduates to regular social intake and then goes on to becoming an obsessive and compulsive drinking issue.
The family of an alcoholic undergoes severe stress and try to ... Views: 160
How can we expect to drink clean water out of a dirty glass?
When such is given to us, it is right to just let that grime pass.
Otherwise, no matter what kind of water purifier we have it will be corrupted.
It is such a waste of time, and effort to continue while success is ... Views: 168
It’s cheap, and it’s everywhere.
For these reasons alone, heroin offers an appeal to teenagers that other drugs just can’t match. Factor in peer pressure, the need to self-medicate, or just plain, simple teenage curiosity, and it’s easy to see why heroin is making an alarming comeback in the ... Views: 185
Medication is a term used for medicines that are made from chemical substances. These substances are classified as "Drugs" They no longer classed as a medicine with the true benefits of what a medicine should be and that is to support your body in becoming well. Instead it has the reverse ... Views: 228