Live Bold and Bloom http://liveboldandbloom.com Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:58:54 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.1.1 10 Ways To Relax Your Mind http://liveboldandbloom.com/03/mindfulness/how-to-relax-your-mind http://liveboldandbloom.com/03/mindfulness/how-to-relax-your-mind#comments Mon, 02 Mar 2015 14:58:54 +0000 http://liveboldandbloom.com/?p=12584 Sometimes I just get worn out from thinking. If I’m not paying attention, I tend to be an over-thinker — I ruminate and play out various scenarios in my head past the point of it being productive. This bad habit can make me agitated and anxious, especially when an answer or solution doesn’t emerge from all… [...]

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How to Relax Your MindSometimes I just get worn out from thinking.

If I’m not paying attention, I tend to be an over-thinker — I ruminate and play out various scenarios in my head past the point of it being productive.

This bad habit can make me agitated and anxious, especially when an answer or solution doesn’t emerge from all… Continue Reading…

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5 Ways To Boost Emotional Intelligence In The Workplace http://liveboldandbloom.com/02/self-awareness-2/emotional-intelligence-workplace http://liveboldandbloom.com/02/self-awareness-2/emotional-intelligence-workplace#respond Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:36:06 +0000 http://liveboldandbloom.com/?p=12571 Back in 1995, psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman published a groundbreaking book call Emotional Intelligence. The book was on The New York Times bestseller list for a year-and-a-half, with more than 5,000,000 copies in print worldwide. The Harvard Business Review called Goleman’s work on emotional intelligence “a revolutionary, paradigm-shattering idea.” So what is emotional… [...]

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Emotional Intelligence in the WorkplaceBack in 1995, psychologist and science journalist Daniel Goleman published a groundbreaking book call Emotional Intelligence.

The book was on The New York Times bestseller list for a year-and-a-half, with more than 5,000,000 copies in print worldwide. The Harvard Business Review called Goleman’s work on emotional intelligence “a revolutionary, paradigm-shattering idea.”

So what is emotional… Continue Reading…

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7 Ways To Be A Good Listener http://liveboldandbloom.com/02/relationships/how-to-be-a-good-listener http://liveboldandbloom.com/02/relationships/how-to-be-a-good-listener#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 20:01:09 +0000 http://liveboldandbloom.com/?p=12540 Think about how powerful it is to be heard. In fact, reflect on an occasion when you had something to say, something important or vulnerable to share, and you knew you had the full attention of the other person. That level of attention, when you know the other person is really listening to you, makes you… [...]

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How to Be A Good ListenerThink about how powerful it is to be heard.

In fact, reflect on an occasion when you had something to say, something important or vulnerable to share, and you knew you had the full attention of the other person.

That level of attention, when you know the other person is really listening to you, makes you… Continue Reading…

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Mindfulness Meditation: The Path To Inner Peace And Health http://liveboldandbloom.com/02/mindfulness/mindfulness-meditation http://liveboldandbloom.com/02/mindfulness/mindfulness-meditation#comments Thu, 19 Feb 2015 17:52:54 +0000 http://liveboldandbloom.com/?p=12529 Note: This is an excerpt from my book Peace of Mindfulness: Everyday Rituals to Conquer Anxiety and Claim Unlimited Inner Peace. The practice of meditation is a way to transform your mind by creating a beautiful state of stillness, silence, and clarity for sustained periods. As you practice meditation, you come to recognize… Continue Reading…

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Mindfulness MeditationNote: This is an excerpt from my book Peace of Mindfulness: Everyday Rituals to Conquer Anxiety and Claim Unlimited Inner Peace.

The practice of meditation is a way to transform your mind by creating a beautiful state of stillness, silence, and clarity for sustained periods.

As you practice meditation, you come to recognize… Continue Reading…

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List Of 600 Personality Traits http://liveboldandbloom.com/02/self-awareness-2/list-of-personality-traits http://liveboldandbloom.com/02/self-awareness-2/list-of-personality-traits#comments Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:14:34 +0000 http://liveboldandbloom.com/?p=12497 If someone asked you to describe your own personality, could you do it? It’s hard to have a true perspective on your own personality traits and how you express them in the world. If you’ve never taken a personality test or read much about your personality type, you probably rely on the feedback you’ve… Continue [...]

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List of Personality TypesIf someone asked you to describe your own personality, could you do it?

It’s hard to have a true perspective on your own personality traits and how you express them in the world. If you’ve never taken a personality test or read much about your personality type, you probably rely on the feedback you’ve… Continue Reading…

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10 Signs Of A Good Relationship http://liveboldandbloom.com/02/relationships/signs-of-good-relationship http://liveboldandbloom.com/02/relationships/signs-of-good-relationship#comments Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:41:03 +0000 http://liveboldandbloom.com/?p=12487 Ask yourself this: why did you get involved in your love relationship in the first place? Were you looking for someone you could have a good fight with when you felt like it? Were you hoping to have someone handy who would meet all of your needs? Were you looking for someone to have around the [...]

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10 Signs of a Good RelationshipAsk yourself this: why did you get involved in your love relationship in the first place?

Were you looking for someone you could have a good fight with when you felt like it?

Were you hoping to have someone handy who would meet all of your needs?

Were you looking for someone to have around the house… Continue Reading…

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How To Recognize the 8 Signs Of Emotional Manipulation http://liveboldandbloom.com/02/relationships/emotional-manipulation http://liveboldandbloom.com/02/relationships/emotional-manipulation#comments Sun, 08 Feb 2015 19:22:47 +0000 http://liveboldandbloom.com/?p=12468 Healthy relationships are based on trust, mutual respect, and security. Each person must feel they are valued and loved unconditionally, accepted for who they are, and safe to expose their vulnerabilities and flaws. This is the ideal foundation for a good relationship, but of course all of us fall short of this ideal from time… [...]

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Emotional ManipulationHealthy relationships are based on trust, mutual respect, and security.

Each person must feel they are valued and loved unconditionally, accepted for who they are, and safe to expose their vulnerabilities and flaws.

This is the ideal foundation for a good relationship, but of course all of us fall short of this ideal from time… Continue Reading…

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Overcoming Self-Doubt: How To Believe In Yourself To Accomplish More http://liveboldandbloom.com/02/overcoming-fear/overcoming-self-doubt http://liveboldandbloom.com/02/overcoming-fear/overcoming-self-doubt#comments Wed, 04 Feb 2015 16:15:37 +0000 http://liveboldandbloom.com/?p=12459 A guest post by Sarah Peterson Have you ever had a dream, desire, or idea that you wrote off because you didn’t believe that you could accomplish it? I have. This was my mantra of early 2014: “Nobody knows who I am. I don’t have an Ivy League education. I’ve never done anything exceptional. Who [...]

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Overcoming Self-DoubtA guest post by Sarah Peterson

Have you ever had a dream, desire, or idea that you wrote off because you didn’t believe that you could accomplish it?

I have.

This was my mantra of early 2014:

“Nobody knows who I am. I don’t have an Ivy League education. I’ve never done anything exceptional. Who would care… Continue Reading…

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15 Good Conversation Starters to Connect With Anyone http://liveboldandbloom.com/01/relationships/good-conversation-starters http://liveboldandbloom.com/01/relationships/good-conversation-starters#comments Wed, 28 Jan 2015 22:39:23 +0000 http://liveboldandbloom.com/?p=12424 As my kids have gotten older, I’ve noticed my circle of friends has gotten smaller. It’s not that I’m antisocial now. It’s just that having kids tends to create quick and plentiful connections. You’re thrown in the path of other adults through your children’s’ school, sports activities, and social events and can make some easy friendships…. [...]

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Good Conversation StartersAs my kids have gotten older, I’ve noticed my circle of friends has gotten smaller.

It’s not that I’m antisocial now. It’s just that having kids tends to create quick and plentiful connections.

You’re thrown in the path of other adults through your children’s’ school, sports activities, and social events and can make some easy friendships…. Continue Reading…

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Organize Your Life: 5 Habits To Streamline And Simplify http://liveboldandbloom.com/01/habits/organize-your-life http://liveboldandbloom.com/01/habits/organize-your-life#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 13:27:01 +0000 http://liveboldandbloom.com/?p=12407 I’m in the process of preparing my house for sale. My youngest daughter graduates from high school this year, and I’ll be without a child in the house for the first time in 23 years. Having lived in the same house for nearly 18 of those 23, we’ve accumulated a lot of stuff. I’m… Continue [...]

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Organize Your LifeI’m in the process of preparing my house for sale. My youngest daughter graduates from high school this year, and I’ll be without a child in the house for the first time in 23 years.

Having lived in the same house for nearly 18 of those 23, we’ve accumulated a lot of stuff. I’m… Continue Reading…

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