Welcome....Each of us were created to experience emotions and feelings. While some feelings may be perceived to be more desirable, there is really no such thing as good or bad feelings. In fact, all feelings are valuable and provide important information to help us survive and navigate life. You can think of them as little pieces of data.
This blog is meant to share the value of becoming smart with your feelings. I too am a work in progress. Some of my posts include situations where I learn this lesson the hard way, other posts include references to really cool studies that show what happens when we develop our emotional intelligence.
Either way, I hope you harvest something new and share your learnings with others!
Most relationship experts will agree, at the heart of every conflict is a breakdown of communication. And that breakdown includes a lack of listening to each other.
So what does it take to be a good listener, one that listens deeply?
It starts with building your self-awareness.
What are your
After coming off a 4-day weekend with my family, here are 10 things I am learning about myself and parenting.
As a Coach who focuses on helping parents and teens, I can be pretty hard on myself when it comes to my own parenting. It's always much easier to look at a situation and help people increase
How can parents help teens develop self efficacy
When you think of the word SUCCESS what comes to mind?
Now think of the word SUCCESS and your TEEN. How are you defining success for your teen?
According to Julie Lythcott-Haims, (TED talk How to Raise Successful Kids Without Over Parenting) when
Angry Kids? 3 Tips to Help!
All emotions are important. And all emotions are good. Even anger.
Without emotions, we would miss out on a lot of clues on how to navigate life.
How we automatically react to our emotions is what can gets us into trouble!
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You can't control life's circumstances, but you can control how you choose to respond and feel.
Life can be complicated and filled with twists and turns, including failures, rejections, and disappointments.
And although you don’t get to choose everything that happens in your life, you do get
Help Your Teens Navigate the Stressors of Life
As parents, we do everything we can to prepare our kids academically for the world. We provide them with the very best in education, opportunities, extra-curricular activities, tutors, ACT prep courses, etc.
You name it. We do it in the name of making
Emotional Health At Home
As parents, we want more than ever for our kids to:
Be able to navigate set backs, failures, and disappointments
Have stronger, healthier relationships
Make well thought out decisions
Stay clear of high risk behaviors, such as substance abuse
Have increased focus for
Navigate your emotions with this little trick.
Wow...I can't even begin to tell you how many times in my life I've said....
"I wish I could hit the REWIND button and do that again."
Unfortunately those words haven't come out of my mouth because something was so awesome that I wanted to do it
The other day I was struggling with a cocktail of feelings made up of DISAPPOINTMENT, SADNESS, and SHATTERED.
It really threw me.
I kept tossing it around and wasn't sure what to make of it. I wanted to throw those feelings out the window and keep moving forward.
I tried as hard as I could to
SCENARIO: Your daughter storms into the house shouting, “I hate her. Hate her…hate her…hate her.” She plops down on the couch, knocking over a plant on the way causing the ceramic pot to burst on the hardwood floor, spewing dirt and ivy everywhere. Your dog runs out of the room and