What is happiness? Is it a destination or a journey? If happiness is a journey, then how do you focus on the journey, not the destination? And who said that happiness is a journey, not a destination? Which is a more important journey or destination when it comes to happiness?
Building and nurturing empathy can help you better connect with others on a deeper emotional level, should you strive to want to build important, lasting relationships of incredible value. Here are some tips for those of you who want to nurture an empathic mindset, or want to start further opening your mind to the wider world.
It is exciting and rewarding when you finally found the person to spend the rest of your life with, but there are definitely some lessons to be learned along the way. Here are our best successful marriage tips for building a strong, happy life together.
What is the biggest problem that we are facing when it comes to communication? We would argue that the biggest communication problem is when we don't listen to understand another person; instead, we listen to reply. And as communication continues to be one of the most important foundations of any healthy relationship, learning to do it in a supportive way is crucial for maintaining a partnership. If there is a communication breakdown, the challenges will continue, and your relationship could turn into a toxic mess. Learn which communication skills you can improve starting today.
Have you ever experienced standing amid a raging storm, an emotional storm that is? How did you find the calm space in your mind and stepped outside of that emotional tornado? How can we have better reactions to the events in our life that we can't control? How do we stop being emotionally allergic to everything?
What are your greatest fears? What your fears reveal about who you are? Are you willing to move out of the safety of your cocoon and soar into the places that scare you, so you may truly live? I used to work 60-hour workweeks. I used to have panic attacks. I used to wear lots of make-up, high heels and push up bras. I used to care so much about the opinions of others that I would live my life trying to please my partner, friends, family, and social media followers. If only I’d known sooner there was a high-speed ticket out of this pretty-pleasing-perfectionism-lifestyle. My fears turned out to be my way out of the corset I had put myself in. Those fears that told me I wasn’t good enough, I wasn’t doing enough, I wasn’t pretty enough, I wasn’t successful enough. I found that the fears that held me in their grip for so many years were holding the key to my freedom all along.
How do you build a strong love relationship? What are the most important things in a relationship? And how do you increase intimacy in a relationship? We glad you've asked because there are five ways you can build a strong intimate and long-lasting relationship.
What parenting styles result in successful kids? Parenting style has a lot of impact on raising a responsible and successful person. What is the best parenting style and which one should you choose? Find out about the main parenting styles and their consequences.
Self-confidence is a feeling of trust in one’s abilities, qualities, and judgment. Self-confidence is important to your health and psychological well-being and having a healthy level of self-confidence can help you become successful in your personal and professional life.
Sometimes, no matter how much we want something to work out right now, it may take a lot longer than we expect. And that’s okay. If something matters to you, go after it. Commit to your goals, but exercise self-compassion when things take time. Don’t hate the season you’re in; embrace it, and learn from the journey. As they say, good things take time, and anything worth having takes commitment and long-term drive.
Swaying in a hammock underneath the rustling palm trees is nice, but waiting for a million dollars to fall in your lap at a snap of your fingers hardly ever happens just like that, don't we know? Do you know how to get what you want out of life? Do you want to make your dream a reality? Sure thing, you do. But, how – that's a million-dollar question we are about to answer. Sadly, we aren't born with all the right answers taking us closer to achieving what we wish to have in life. I mean, most people aren't even sure about what they want. So what do you do to "manifest" or attract good luck and favorable circumstances? That free parking space closer to the entrance, especially when it rains cats and dogs. That big fat, prosperous contract. Or that perfect loving relationship. The truth is, success always leaves clues.
Are you living the life you’ve always wished for? Or have you seamlessly settled into the status quo? Have you ever struggled in your past relationships, not knowing what went wrong or what could have been fixed? Are you still searching for answers? Look no further and, please, grab yourself a cup of tea and read on, because Ronald J. Frederick Ph.D. is about to teach us how we can reprogram our mind for stronger relationships.
Look to the left, look to the right, positive thinking seems to be the rage these days. You can dig up tons of writing online which instructs you to think positive and positive will happen. We use it as an excuse to keep living our life the way we want to. We use positive thinking to run away from our problems. We use positive thinking to be optimistic in life when nothing seems to go our way. We are told to ‘be optimistic’ and ‘look at the brighter side’ but positive thinking is not what helps you thrive or survive. You might not have realized it but your negative thinking is what has led you to grow as a person. So with that in mind, what do you think happens when you embrace the power of negative thinking?
Here's a five-letter word that often creates too much chaos in our day-to-day lives; sometimes more than it should and this word is –– DOUBT. Now please recall how did you feel the last time someone doubted you? And how did you feel the last time you doubted yourself? And what if I told you that self-doubt is a good thing? Here's why.
Life is a matter of choices that we make every day, hopping from one stepping stone of a moment to another. Right from the time we wake up in the morning, to the time we go to bed at night. Some of these choices are so routine we never even pause to think about them. Other times, the choices that we make can be magnificently life-changing, and the decision we make can leave us with more meaningful life experiences. And this is what the power of choice is about.
What is it that you want? Close your eyes and think about it for a moment. Now, how do you know you've taken the right path? In this peculiar treasure hunt called life, are you reading the clues correctly? The thing is, a lot of us don’t even know what we are chasing after and there is a good reason for that: Life doesn’t come with a GPS! But what if we made joy our GPS to help us navigate through life more easily?
When we choose to believe the phrase "we are what we think", then our life truly stems from our thoughts. But we can't rely solely on thoughts; at some point, we have to learn to translate our thoughts into words and eventually into actions in order to manifest our intentions. We must learn how to make positive affirmations work for us. Let's dig in.
We were taught helping people is the right thing to do so what do you do when you really want to help someone? Do you stop and listen to them first? Or do you jump right into action? There's a way you can help someone and actually know you're making a real difference in their life.
A lot of people have heard of the five stages of grief (aka "Kübler-Ross model"). They were developed by the Swiss psychiatrist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross: Denial >> Anger >> Bargaining >> Depression >> Acceptance Fewer people know that the model arose from her work with terminally ill patients (as opposed to people dealing with a bereavement). Only subsequently was it applied to all forms of grief. It’s also been widely misunderstood as it was never meant to be viewed as a linear process nor that all stages apply to all people. "Kübler-Ross model" model can help us make sense of our own experiences but it shouldn’t be seen as validation nor is it a mold that our own experiences need to fit into.