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5 Ways to Deal with Highly Charged Situations

 

Sitting around the house in closed quarters can have its pressure cooker moments. It’s really good to plan in advance for when those moments arise, and have some go-to strategies at the ready whenever you may need them. Today, I want to give you 5 ways to handle whatever comes your way, specifically in the form of 5 questions you can ask yourself:

 

1. What am I feeling in this moment?

This activates your awareness, not only about what is going on around you, but also about what...

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3 Keys to Emotional Resilience

 

Resilience can be seen two ways - like a tree that sways in the storm but doesn't break, OR it can be what in Japan is called Kintsugi - the idea of repairing a ceramic bowl with gold in the broken places - the quality of putting together the broken pieces, to create something new, stronger and even more beautiful. Broken but repaired. Not shattered but stronger.

 

One thing that is a huge help is our perspective. There is a wonderful piece going around the internet, called WE ARE NOT IN...

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Want to relieve stress fast? Here’s how – good for humans of all ages!

There is no doubt that we are living in challenging times. Working from home, juggling schedules, kids, homework, and all the emotions that come with this new uncharted territory. When you or your family need a quick reset, to bypass the mind and get to a calmer place quickly, here’s something you can do yourself or together.

 

First of all, take a seat, or this can even be done lying down. Imagine a color that represents to you peace and calm and serenity and joy. What is...

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Money got you stressed? Read This! ❤️

 

If you are worried about losing your job, your hours or life as you know it this next year, you are not alone. In a world wracked by change, it’s hard to feel certain about anything, including your financial future. What if you knew there was a way to not only express your dreams but to build a steady financial stream doing it?

 

Chris Guillebeau, New York Times bestselling author of the $100 Startup, Side Hustle, and The Art of Non-Conformity, is also the founder of...

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A Counterintuitive Way to Release Fear

 

 

It's hard to escape the fear that's in the air. Open the news - it can pummel you. If you know any friends affected by the virus, it becomes even more personal. It is normal for fear to take the front seat now - we have entered the unknown.

 

The first instinct might be the keep calm and carry on, which for many people is code for burying the emotion, only to have it show up later even more intensely. But what if there were a better way - a way of holding the fear...

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Signs of Hope in Tumultuous Times

While uncertainty is fanning the flames of fear, the flipside is that this is also an opportunity to manage our reactions, step into our strongest selves and help others do the same.

 

This is a super-challenging period, there is no doubt, but within that, what if we could also understand that we have two options: to drop into fear, or to take another perspective – one that helps us navigate these times, and come together to get through this global pandemic.

 

What if we...

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The At-Home Survival Guide

 

REPRINTED FROM MEDIUM - March 19, 2020

With fear escalating and most people having to stay under one roof together, it’s easy to let our emotions get the best of us. Little irritations can be amplified, and unless there is a way to release the stress, and intentionally direct energy in a positive way, too much togetherness can become hard to take.

In China, an MSN article quoting Lu Shijun, manager of a marriage registry in Dazhou, in the Sichuan Province, saying...

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How to Be Emotionally Strong in Challenging Times

REPRINTED FROM MEDIUM, March 14, 2020 - 7 Ways to Manage Fear

We live in a time of global upheaval — it can provoke rampant fear, and as human beings, we’re generally terrified of the unknown anyway. This is especially true when dealing with things we can’t control. On top of that, we also have a “negativity bias,” where negative events have a greater impact on our brain than positive ones. How can we manage our mindset, and what are some ways to cope with,...

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Is Your Ego Hurting Your Relationship?

The ego plays a big part in all of our lives. And it is a huge advantage to understand it better. This is the stuff we don’t talk about much, for a very good reason. By and large, it shows up as an unconscious reaction, when we get triggered. Since relationships can do that from time to time (haha), let's take a deeper look at what can help.

 

 

 

First of all, what is the ego? We are not born with an ego – it develops to help support/protect you when your...

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5 Ways to Re-energize Your Relationship!

We all start our relationships in the throes of passion. Everything is new. So many experiences are fresh. You discover you have things in common, you learn they may have done things or traveled to places you’ve always wanted to go. There’s a thrill of discovery- it’s like a beautiful book opening up, and each page is more fascinating than the last. But what happens when that fades?

 

In my book Emotional Advantage, I talk about the 5 types of love, and new love, even...

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