7 Strategies to Help You Get to Work and Stop Procrastinating

The deadline for your work project is tomorrow. But instead of working on it, you’re fiddling around with all sorts of things. You’re checking your emails and your Facebook account. You’re watching YouTube videos, listening to news reports, and reading blogs. You are even cleaning off your desk. Anything but working on your project! Believe…

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Relationship Magic: The Benefits of Validating Your Partner

validating your partner

“I bought her chocolates, flowers, and even diamonds. But nothing seemed to bring us closer together.” Maybe that’s because those tangible things are not necessarily the best way to build a strong connection with your partner. Not that it hurts to get gifts, enjoy a special dinner, or go on a romantic trip together. But…

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New Year’s Resolutions: How to Make Them AND Keep Them!

new year's resolutions

Often people make New Year’s resolutions to change specific aspects of their lives, starting out enthusiastically and with much hope, only to end up failing to reach their goal. The end of the matter turns out worse for them than the beginning. Their failure leaves them frustrated and disheartened, increasing their anxieties rather than alleviating…

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5 Steps to Improving Your Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence

For those of us who were in high school before the 1990s or so, a GPA above 3.5 and SAT scores 1400 and above were seen as solid indicators of intelligence and, to some degree, that person’s potential for success in life. Colleges weighed these two quantitative pearls when considering admissions, and so these numbers…

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Learn How You Can Take the Stress out of Problem Solving

Stress out of problem solving

“If I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.” ― Albert Einstein For many of us, this quote helps to quantify how much time is spent on the identifying, thinking and even becoming bogged down in the emotional mire of our…

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