Emotional Intelligence Exercise: 6 Tips To Make Wishes Come True

“If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.”  as my mother often said. I hated hearing that, but she was giving me an important reality check. Wishing does not make it so, but wishing has it uses. Mainly it gives us hope. As the last quote states however, you need to do two things to make …

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False Expectations Appearing Real – Tips to Defang Fear

Fear is a signal to be cautious.We are programmed to avoid pain and fear signals the possibility pain will visit.  Some theorists think all behavior stems from pleasure, pain,  or fear of pain. Unmet expectations create pain.  Being more realistic about what we expect of life or others reduces both hurt and fear of hurt. …

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How Emotionally Fit Are You- A Brief Test Plus Five Helpful Tips

We all worry a bit about whether we are normal or not. Well, normal is defined many ways. It is the center of a mean.  It means not being diagnosed with a mental illness. It means a natural occurrence. Technically, it means being at right angles. Finally, it means meeting the accepted standard of a …

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