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Emotional Intelligence (Quotient) – What is it and how can you improve yours

What exactly is “emotional intelligence” and what are the characteristics of someone who has a high EQ score? What actions can you take to improve your score? First off, let’s…

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How My Meditation Practice Is Impacting and Changing My Life

Before I begin my journey into meditation, I will provide a definition and science-based information. Oxford’s Dictionary defines meditation: as the practice of focusing your mind in silence; as well…

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My Insight into the Ancient Hawaiian Ho’oponopono Technique

Insight into the Ho'oponopono Technique First, I'd like to tell you about the benefits of using the Ho'oponopono technique and how it started. Ho'oponopono is an ancient Hawai'ian practice; that helps heal and…

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I’m Not Biting My Tongue Anymore! Speaking My Truth: Learned From Kids

Speaking my truth, I'm a GenX'er and that comes with many things I'm proud of. We didn't get trophies much but the ribbons I earned from track are cherished memories.…

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Did You Really Lose Yourself as a Mom? Or Were You Lost Long Before?

We hear moms say it all the time… “I had children and I lost myself”. I get it. I’ve seen so many women in therapy who feel this exact same…

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How Do We Safeguard Our Kids From Toxic Relationships?

It's in the media. It's on so many episodes of crime shows. Toxic relationships turned into domestic abuse. Families are ripped apart by the grief of domestic violence. How do…

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My Daughter Is Getting Married and This Girl Mom Is Getting a Son

The milestones of being a girl mom and raising daughters is priceless. Parenting comes with surprises every turn. Imagine my new delight at the engagement of my daughter. A feeling…

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The Ultimate Bon-fire; Thanks to My Brothers and Sisters of Camp Alvarado and Beyond…

It seems like another life ago, when I had a whole other family. Living on a compound in the middle of a desert far from home. In between flights and operations, a…

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Goal Setting for the Stage of Life You’re In and Utilizing Tools for Success

Goals, purpose, planners How do you feel when you think about goal setting for the year? Excited, overwhelmed, nervous? They sure feel overwhelming to me. I have so many thoughts…

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Embarking on Growth: Purple Sweet Potatoes Brought Me Closer to My Grandfather

"Where there is no gardener there is no garden." -Wolfgang von Goethe . This quote reminds me of a conversation that my grandfather and I had after we lost my…

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Deleting Social Media: How it’s Improved my Mental Health and Productivity

I finally had had enough. I deleted social media from my phone. The mindless scrolling was taking a toll on my mental health and my productivity.  We read all about…

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When Are You Going To Have Kids? Sensitive Topic Most People Don’t Understand

We recently flew to Minnesota and being a family of four we had one row with the girls and me, then my husband across the aisle. A seemingly nice woman…

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Summer Reading Book Club Ideas for Women From The We Spot

As things are opening up and people are beginning to reconnect, why not start a new women's book club? Meet with your current circle of friends. Create new connections virtually…

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Overcome Family Guilt and Shame: 7 Ways to Stop Saying Sorry

Guilt says you made a mistake. Shames says you are the mistake. Guilt motivates. Shame annihilates. -Susie Garlick Do members of your family bring instant guilt and shame? Specific members…

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How Do I Find My Fun Me Again? 5 Ways to Bring Your Smile Back

This past year has been heavy. Ok let's be honest, for many of us, it has just plain sucked! The pandemic, social unrest, dehumanization, political division, virtual school, it has…

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The Ups and Downs of Entrepreneurship: How to Stay Balanced

The ups and downs of entrepreneurship are like riding Mr. Freeze at Six Flags. If you have a business or are in the process of starting your business, you probably…

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Friends and Friendships…Healthy or Toxic? How Do You View Yours?

How do we view our friends and are our friendships? Healthy or toxic? Have you found yourself arguing with your friends after they've disagreed with you? Do you see your…

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Excuses are Overrated – You are the Solution to all Your Problems

Here’s the thing I am most frustrated about as of late. Excuses. Excuses are overrated. When we complain about everything on social media, posting the houses you wish you had instead…

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How Do Financial Experts and Vulnerability Fit in Your Money Journey?

Dave Ramsey, Robert Kiyosaki, Suze Orman, Jonathan & Amanda Teixeira, Crystal Paine, Jessica Turner, Holly Reid Toodle, Chelsea Brennan. What do all these names have in common? They are financial…

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Redefining “Smart”: The Importance of Emotional Intelligence

“Emotional intelligence is learned and learnable by everyone; whereas intellectual intellect is not learnable. The daily practice of doing emotional labour is what develops emotional intelligences. In the beginning, the…

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