Category: Emotional Intelligence

Mentally Strong People Do These 13 Things

As a trained therapist, Amy Morin’s focus has always been on helping others become mentally strong people, but when she was hit with one devastating tragedy after another she learned about mental strength first hand. With the sudden deaths of her mother and husband, Morin became acutely aware of how she needed to practice what she taught. She knew she …

Understanding Shame and 3 Ways to Let it Go

Shame is about secrecy. It’s a painful emotion with the primary purpose of hiding who you really are because it doesn’t measure up with you you think you are supposed to be. You relate to it as feeling like you’re not good enough, it could manifest itself as a worry something is wrong with you. Or it may be associated …

14 Practical Ways to Boost Your Confidence

In sixth grade I was bullied to the degree it shattered my confidence for the next several years. Kids can be so unkind, but what I lacked was the tools to boost my self-confidence despite what my peers said to me. I was missing some of the essential elements of self-love and had replaced them with self-doubt. When you lack …

How to Listen with a Compassionate Heart

When I was a young mom, I thought I knew how to listen with a compassionate heart. I had become an expert at listening to what my little ones were trying to say. Watching clues like their body language, the context of an activity, and my intuition all helped me decipher their words. But as they grew older I slowly …

Why I Stopped Trying to Fix My Life

Do you ever get stuck in the whirls of trying to “fix” everything? As a people-pleaser, it has long been my natural inclination to want jump to the rescue and be the lifesaver. Whether it was seeing a solution to someone’s dilemma, playing referee to keep everyone happy, or feeling the burden of offending someone — the pleaser in me …

How to Improve Your Most Important Relationship

What is your most important relationship? For many of us it might be our marriage; to others, it might be to our to a sibling, parent or close friend. Relationships are a crucial ingredient to our human experience, and learning how to improve those important relationships is essential in helping them grow and flourish. As humans, one of our greatest …

How to Love the Difficult Person in Your Life

Have you ever thought about what makes someone unloveable? Do you find it hard to love the difficult person in your life? Maybe they are unkind, controlling, annoying or don’t like other people. On the flip side, what makes a person loveable? Is it the things they do or say. Does it matter how friendly, sweet, or fun they are? …

How to Parent Emotionally Intelligent Children

We’ve all got our stories. Those moments where we wonder how do I help my child process these emotions? Or maybe we wonder how do we get past this growing pain. How do we parent emotionally intelligent kids? It had become a common occurrence. Every. Morning. When it was time to leave for school, she would linger behind, searching for …