Complain Less To Build Emotional Strength

Wendy Whiners and Chucky Complainers get little respect. When you absolutely need to complain, having a compliant partner works best.  I have many. Facebook is one. My journal another. My husband for some things, children for other things, some friends for anything. Each pulls me back from the edge of emotional doom. Before you recruit …

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YOU ARE THE ONE

You are the one most in control. And yes, sometimes you aren’t able to control your thoughts, feelings, or actions. Work hardest on controlling actions.  When you regret how you acted is proof  you acted without thought.  And yes, parents tried to teach you that. Not all parental advice is good, but that one was …

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Reading Books Improves Emotional Intelligence

 I read lots. Much of the time my reading is done on my computer. I am grateful, that social media is making reading more popular. I recently finished a list for my blog that named most of the books I hold responsible for making me who I am. Need to add some fiction titles. Then …

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Feeling Safer Boosts Emotional Intelligence

Recent events have eroded our sense of safety particularly when it comes to our children and schools. Something to think about. Well trained guard dogs save lives, and yes sometimes by sacrificing their life.  Sad, but better than children dying. Here are some thoughts from various articles about dogs in schools. Programs like Readers of the …

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