For a long time, I stayed away from any news mostly because I didn’t want it to negatively impact my mental health. But there’s a downside to that, which I discuss in this post.
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Same Event, Different Experience: How to Deal with Unexpected Emotions
My daughter looked forward to school starting again for days, my son dreaded it for weeks. How do you deal with people responding so differently to a situation than you would? If you can’t really understand why they feel the way they feel?
The Empathy Response – Why? How? When?
What is the one response that works on an angry friend, a scared child and a grieving family member? It’s empathy. It’s one of the most valuable skills we can acquire and the impact on our personal and professional relationships is amazing. Why not give it a try?
What To Do When You’re Feeling Overly Emotional – 3 Steps to (Some) Calm
Have you ever had one of those days (or hours) where it felt like everything was too much? You couldn’t cope with simple adversities like a stubbed toe or a broken glass? I had such an emotional day yesterday and, for the first time, felt like I handled it okay. Here is how.
5 Unexpected Side Effects of Personal Growth
When you (unknowingly) embark on a journey of personal growth, there’s no knowing where you’ll end up. Here are some of the side effects I’ve seen in my life and in the lives of those around me when developing as a person.