These tips are tried and true! : 1. Listen to and follow your intuition. During these trying and difficult times it’s been shown that it’s often necessary to reprioritize to get best outcomes. Your intuition is most often correct when it comes to your life, work and relationships. So even if it’s an inkling feeling … More Ten Tips to Increase Happiness and Empower
Want warm glows and feelings of happiness? Try the power of giving! Research supports that the power of giving makes people feel good and that those who spend more of their income on others are happier than people who spend more on themselves. Research from neuroscience suggests these people aren’t just saying their generosity feels … More The Power of Giving
Researchers used to think that emotions were purely mental expressions, generated by the brain alone. We now know that this is not true; emotions have as much to do with the body as they do with the brain. Of all the bodily systems, the heart has been found to play a particularly important role in … More Cultivating a Growth Mindset and Emotional Well-Being
It is fairly common to experience a number of irritating situations in a single day. And if we don’t know what to do with our irritation, annoyance, or frustration, it blossoms into the oh-too-common ‘power struggle’. Wherever anger arises in your life, it is always in relationship to something or someone: your boss, partner, children, … More Power StruggleManagement
Anger is a natural human emotion. “Is my anger working for me?” is a question you can ask yourself. When anger is mild and infrequent, is expressed assertively (directly to the problem person, in a non-accusatory manner) and without aggression, and the individual is able to “let it go” quickly, then anger may serve the … More Is your anger working?
“Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.” – Brian Tracy Gratitude has been getting a lot of press in self-help/development curriculums because it is essential to acknowledge personal gratefuluness in several categories … More Create an Attitude of Gratitude and Be Happier!
This article is adapted from the Nikkei Asian Review and found in NAMA (National Anger Management Association, my certifying organization) Newsletter JUNE 2018 You may contact me for a complimentary consult: 516 623 4353 http://www.balanceandpower.com TOKYO — Aware that they may become irritated too often amid the demanding duties of work, household chores and child care, a growing … More Anger management, mindfulness programs are very popular in Japan as coping mechanisms
It is natural to feel resentment or anger when life does not unfold as expected. Perhaps expectations are not met, or relationships fail and we grieve for the loss. Most of the time, we work through these feelings and they pass. Anger and resentment must fade or will be transformed into bitterness. Bitter feelings allow us … More Celebrate possibilities and let go of bitterness…
I’m talking to parents, older siblings, grandparents, teachers, business managers/ceo’s and politicians. We are each leaders, even if (now) your domain is simply your home. Do you curse? Smile enough? Speak and act assertively? Listen actively? Demonstrate good time skills? Step away from devices on a regular basis? Mindful and considerate of others in household, office, neighbors? … More Are You a Good Role Model?
Yes, when you feel bullied or “unfairly” attacked emotionally – verbally it is usually difficult to respond without anger or to walk away and release. Reacting with anger adds fuel to the fire and it’s best to leave and release – even if it’s temporary it interrupts the stress-adrenaline -cortisol cycle and hopefully can allow … More Release versus React, Revenge
The ability to communicate ‘no’ really reflects that you are in the driver’s seat of your own life, and can give gives you a sense of empowerment. How to do it most effectively? A study in the Journal of Consumer Research by Professor Patrick and Henrik Hagtvedt found that saying “I don’t” as opposed to “I can’t” … More Be Assertive: Say No Effectively