Emotional Self-Control

Building Mindfulness “Muscle” — a story of a tooth, a lot of stress and a happy ending

– Posted in: Adaptability, Emotional Self-Control, General, Mindfulness, Positive Outlook, Self-Awareness
J Yellowstone

Being peaceful, calm and sitting in mindfulness is easier when you're relaxed. But as chance would have it, I had the opportunity to practice in the complete opposite of that mental state. I had a tooth break -- half a molar fell out when I was flossing - I guess the filling was breaking down.  [...]

One to Won: Making your personal stories ones of triumph

– Posted in: Achievement Orientation, Adaptability, Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Self-Control, General, Positive Outlook, Self-Awareness
Fireflies Painting

Taking things personally can often mean a painful story arises when you're hurt, insulted or upset. It's definitely not a good feeling. Yet, we all have a chance to choose what we make things mean. Humans are born storytellers, one of our most distinguishing characteristics in the animal kingdom. When it's just our internal monologue, [...]

Stillness | Wordlessness | Doing Nothing | Going Nowhere: Time Hack for Work-life Integration

– Posted in: Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Self-Control, Inspirational Leadership, Positive Outlook, Self-Awareness
Point Lobos_1080

My kids call me old-school when I have these ideas they think are from my childhood that no longer apply to modern life. Like the concept that kids can walk around a new neighbourhood and make friends with other kids who are actually outside, and go play together without electronic aids.   “No Mom, they tell [...]

If… you could feed 2 wolves within, which one would you feed?

– Posted in: Achievement Orientation, Adaptability, Emotional Intelligence, Emotional Self-Control, Positive Outlook, Self-Awareness
Reflection - Choose Well

"If" is a poem written by Rudyard Kipling in 1909, 2 years after accepting the Nobel Peace Prize for literature.   Rudyard Kipling wrote the Jungle Book and notably declined honours several times such as being knighted, the Order of Merit, and the British Poet Laureateship. Kipling was called on later in the 1920's by H. [...]

The “Dark Arts” Habit You May Be Practicing & 5 Transformation Tips

– Posted in: Emotional Self-Control, General, Positive Outlook, Self-Awareness

The Dark Arts are defined by Professor Severus Snape, from the Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling as: "The Dark Arts are many, varied, ever-changing, and eternal. Fighting them is like fighting a many-headed monster, which, each time a neck is severed, sprouts a head even fiercer and cleverer than before. You are fighting [...]