Try these two smart techniques to help you master your emotions

By Lisa Feldman Barrett PhD By more clearly identifying our feelings or by recategorizing them, we can reduce suffering (yes!) and increase well-being, says neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett. “He’s an angry person”; “I’m a very anxious person.” We’ve all made statements like these. They point towards the belief that emotions are hardwired in our brainsContinue reading “Try these two smart techniques to help you master your emotions”

11 THOUGHTFUL DIVORCE BOOKS FOR KIDS

By Alice Nuttall With 50% of marriages ending in divorce, the end of their parents’ relationship is a reality very familiar for many children. Whether the process of divorce is straightforward or complicated, it’s a difficult time in a child’s life, bringing up complex feelings and often requiring a change in their day-to-day routines asContinue reading “11 THOUGHTFUL DIVORCE BOOKS FOR KIDS”

20 Qualities Every Great Coach Should Nurture

BY AJIT NAWALKHA Coaching is a multi-billion dollar industry. Yeah, that’s billion with a “b”. And it seems everyone wants to be a coach these days. Yes, it’s lucrative, and yes, it’s fulfilling – but can anyone have the qualities it takes to be a great coach?  The answer is yes and no. It’s a yesContinue reading “20 Qualities Every Great Coach Should Nurture”

10 Young Adult Books That Teach Teens About Difficult Issues

By Colleen Clemens Young adult fiction allows teens to read about characters facing challenges that may resemble ones they’re dealing with in their own lives. For preteens and teens confronting the death of a loved one, a traumatic or violent encounter, the pressure to make a difficult choice, or an all-consuming question about their identity,Continue reading “10 Young Adult Books That Teach Teens About Difficult Issues”

10 Things I’ve Learned from Online Classes

By Deblogs 1. Create a daily schedule. Keeping a daily routine or schedule can assist in maintaining motivation for attending online lectures and staying on task with weekly assignments. I follow the schedule I would have had for the spring quarter. My Mondays and Wednesdays consist of my Focal Point Seminar and Cost and ManagerialContinue reading “10 Things I’ve Learned from Online Classes”

How to have difficult conversations at work: 5 key steps

By Erin Eatough, PhD Most people do their best to avoid conflict. Even when a situation is uncomfortable, it may seem like the path of least resistance is to wait out the discomfort. However, avoiding difficult conversations doesn’t make them go away, and having them can substantially improve our work and home lives.  Many people don’tContinue reading “How to have difficult conversations at work: 5 key steps”

7 things you shouldn’t do if you want to raise mentally strong kids

By Amy Morin  Teaching kids how to develop mental strength isn’t about ensuring they won’t cry or insisting they push themselves to their limits all the time. It’s about raising a child who is equipped with the social and emotional skills they need to become a responsible adult. One of the best ways to helpContinue reading “7 things you shouldn’t do if you want to raise mentally strong kids”

10 Best Parenting Books Every Mom & Dad Needs to Read

I’m a researcher by nature and when something is off in our house, I have my small stack of parenting books I turn to for advice. I honestly believe, and in my experience have found, most parenting issues we come up against, often lead back to ourselves and towards a snag in our own parentage.Continue reading “10 Best Parenting Books Every Mom & Dad Needs to Read”

Foods That Will Reduce Stomach Bloating

By Tonny Wandella Do you feel bloated? The finest of us are subject to it. Even while all forms of bloat are uncomfortable, not all bloating is the same. In reality, there are two distinct types: water bloat and gas bloat. After eating specific meals, typically beans, dairy, cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower, orContinue reading “Foods That Will Reduce Stomach Bloating”

How To Stay Active With Your Desk Job

By Tonny Wandella Sitting at a desk for 8 hours each day is not good for your mind, body or soul. To stay fit and healthy, we need regular exercise, but that may not be easy or possible, especially if your job requires you to be seated for the better part of the day. ResearchContinue reading “How To Stay Active With Your Desk Job”