7 Ways To Be A Good Listener

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…

Mindfulness Meditation: The Path To Inner Peace And Health

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…

List Of 600 Personality Traits

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…

10 Signs Of A Good Relationship

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…

How To Recognize the 8 Signs Of Emotional Manipulation

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…

Overcoming Self-Doubt: How To Believe In Yourself To Accomplish More

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…

15 Good Conversation Starters to Connect With Anyone

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…