SIX TIPS FOR DEALING WITH TOXIC PEOPLE

Oprah and many other people tell you to deal with toxic people by abandoning them. Even family members and once-upon-a-time friends. Not a good idea for two reasons. One: The feelings created in you by toxic encounters, belong to you and are your responsibility to deal with. I doubt you would be upset if I called you …

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SIX TIPS FOR KEEPING PREJUDICE FROM RULING YOU

  Prejudice starts in pain or fear. Pain is personal and leads to fear. As one theorist claims, all negative feelings are pain or fear of pain. A useful thought. However, not all fears come from personal experiences, Prejudices, in particular, are passed down from one generation to another.  As the Roger and Hammerstein noted …

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Boredom Erodes Emotional Intelligence

With the start of school or the end of vacations and summer fun, boredom can creep into anyone’s life.  Hope this quick exercise helps you stay curious and excited or proud of what you know. The following Emotional Fitness Exercises also keep boredom from eroding all that is good : Remembering what matters, Practicing kindness, Being …

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FINDING BEAUTY STRENGTHENS YOUR EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

  EMOTIONAL FITNESS TIPS FOR FINDING BEAUTY Tip one: Learn to look for beauty, here there and everywhere.  Find beauty in rocks., roots, and weeds as well as the more usual places. Tip two: Be with beauty by looking for it, then when you find it, breathe in slowly, focus, hold, absorb, breathe out slowly, smile …

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