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Leveling Up Your Emotional Intelligence

Leveling Up Your Emotional Intelligence

Moving from reaction to response to reflection One of the hall marks of emotional intelligence is the ability to respond to a situation, rather than react to it. We are at our basest when we react to external situations or events, allowing those experiences to control our behavior. Through the development of self-awareness, we move away from this external orientation toward one that is more interior in nature. As this happens, we become more and more cognizant of our thoughts…

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9 Small Choices That’ll Make Every Day Happier

9 Small Choices That’ll Make Every Day Happier

by Vishnu Subramaniam    April 21, 2016  You don’t have to travel around the world or spend years in a monastery to find happiness. Happiness is all around us—within us. That means it isn’t some far-off, unimaginable destination. It’s something you can cultivate through small, consistent actions. These nine small adjustments will help you tap into happiness more and more with every passing day. “Happiness is not ready-made. It comes from your own actions.” —The Dalai Lama  1. Choose to…

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Three Strategies For Bringing More Kindness Into Your Life

Three Strategies For Bringing More Kindness Into Your Life

Countless studies link kindness and generosity to greater life satisfaction. Greater Good Science Center    By Juliana Breines, Ph.D.    10/04/2015  One of the best ways to increase our own happiness is to do things that make other people happy. In countless studies, kindness and generosity have been linked to greater life satisfaction, stronger relationships, and better mental and physical health—generous people even live longer. What’s more, the happiness people derive from giving to others creates a positive feedback loop:…

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5 Tips To Increase Your Energetic Vibrational Frequency

5 Tips To Increase Your Energetic Vibrational Frequency

The quantum physicists have proven it: We are not just this physical body. Our presence doesn’t end at our skin line. We have an energy field around us. This energetic aura connects us to other living beings and the universe around us. We are all interconnected. Each one of us has a unique aura, and we are part of the same divine brilliance that created the infinite cosmos. When we are in touch with this feeling of being a part…

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The Surprising Motivational Power of Self-Compassion

The Surprising Motivational Power of Self-Compassion

We all have a kind of virtual policeman living inside us. Amongst other things he’s the guy that helps us work towards our goals, whether personal or professional. When things go wrong and we stray off the straight and narrow, he reminds us what we were supposed to be doing. But what kind of policeman is he? Is he the kind with a riot shield, a baton and a bad attitude or does he offer a forgiving smile, a friendly…

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10 Words Everyone Should Live By

10 Words Everyone Should Live By

BY DR. LAWRENCE ROSEN     JULY 10, 2013  I’ve noticed a trend in wellness circles. Whether in my work with patients or in my yoga classes, I keep coming across the same words. On a given day, one might be the theme of a dharma talk or a TED Talk video someone mentioned to me. (Or, as was the case one strange morning, the same word was featured in both.) I am sure the universe is sending me messages,…

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31 Ways To Be A Better Person Every Day

31 Ways To Be A Better Person Every Day

By Elizabeth McLaughlin    January 29, 2014  “Did you do something different to this pasta salad?” It seemed like an innocent question … but I knew better. I knew it was my husband’s sneaky way of telling me how much I suck. Here’s what I Read We’ve all heard the advice to “be the change you wish to see in the world.” But what does it mean to “be the change” in daily life? I’ve pondered this question often in…

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6 Tips To Get Motivated When You're Feeling Depressed

6 Tips To Get Motivated When You're Feeling Depressed

By Megan Bruneau    March 23, 2014 A common response to identifying lifestyle changes that might make a depressed person feel better is, “Easier said than done.” Someone coping with depression may get what she’s supposed to do, but the question is how? After all, depression kills motivation, energy, interest, and focus. Once you give the engine a jump, it often becomes easier, but until then, how do you connect the jumper cables you need to make a spark? 1. Set…

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31 Ways To Be A Better Person Every Day

31 Ways To Be A Better Person Every Day

 By Elizabeth McLaughlin    January 29, 2014  We’ve all heard the advice to “be the change you wish to see in the world.” But what does it mean to “be the change” in daily life? I’ve pondered this question often in my coaching practice, where I work with folks who struggle to change every day. In my experience, positive change — whether individual or global — is inevitable when we refuse to perpetuate behavior which harms, and when we refuse…

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8 Wonderful Psychological Effects of Being Compassionate

8 Wonderful Psychological Effects of Being Compassionate

What a wonderful world it would be if people could generate a little more compassion for each other. The power of compassion is stronger than empathy because it is about imagining the suffering of others at a deeper level; consequently it is more likely to motivate action. And compassion isn’t just beneficial for the person being helped–nurturing compassion has some remarkable psychological effects on the self. Here are eight psychology studies which show the effects of exercising your humanity. 1….

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