An important tool to reclaim personal happiness, confidence, and well-being is boundary setting. When healthy boundaries are clearly defined through deep introspection and intuitive feeling-thinking, you can communicate them effectively with others… as they are essential to all relationships. Perhaps they haven’t been set yet due to fear, insecurities and low confidence. This can all … More Reclaim Your Power and Happiness with Radical Boundaries & Radical Resilience!
Balance & Power, Inc. NewsletterCommunicating effectively can be practiced most easily when one is grounded and centered which may be accomplished by daily exercising, eating well, getting enough sleep. Also recommended is daily meditation (short is fine:), EFTtapping, positive visualizations, smiling, laughing and being grateful – it’s impossible to feel sad in the same moment as grateful. … More Communication is Key to Great Relationships at Home & Work
Dear Balance & Power clients and friends, We have an opportunity of time now, to reset our lives and be more present and grateful as we settle into the current new normal of social distancing, being at home with our families and possibly working from home and/or home schooling. I am available for Sessions by … More Virtual Office Hours during Corona Virus
“People pleasers” are often drawn to toxic relationships. It can be more important to be liked than it was to have relationships that feel honest and nourishing. If you recognize these patterns in yourself (several are noted below) and want to change, you may contact me to discuss personal and/or relationship coaching: 516 623 4353 … More Are you a “people pleaser”?
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
How do you feel when an understanding friend quietly listens to you with love and sincere interest? This may be the polarity of how it felt when you were really upset about something, began to share, and the “listener” shut you off or interrupted to give you suggestions. A person who listens with loving interest … More Communicating Effectively at Home & Work = Great Relationships!
Be an active listener – while being patient (waiting with a positive attitude) and when what is said by the other has offended you, if you feel is an untruth and/or feel bullied, do not react. If possible, respond calmly without blaming, or walk away. Easier said than done; especially for highly sensitive people (often an extremely positive quality). … More Learn to Listen and Don’t Take anything Personally
“The silent treatment” is the most common form of withholding and encompasses any unwillingness to express your true feelings, including an unwillingness to give support, praise, or positive attention to the people you love. We have all known someone who is impossible to please, and many of us have suddenly found ourselves at the other end … More Silent Treatment or?
There’s lots of research out there and I do resonate with most of it -based on my personal experiences, professional trainings and working with couples or one of a relationship in trouble. If you want to stay together below are few of insights and tips that work if you work them- and that may be … More How to Have and Keep a Good Relationship
John Gottman at the University of Washington has gathered a persuasive body of evidence that meta-emotions are the most important variable in terms of predicting whether or not a marriage will last. Do you believe you should express anger? Or do you believe in holding it in and waiting for it to fizzle out? Do you think … More The Most Important Element of a Successful Marriage
People love to be asked open-ended questions that start with “what” or “how” because it let’s them feel like they’re educating you and it gives them a feeling of being in control. It works on two levels. One, it tends to create a more collaborative environment, which means you’re going to make a better deal. … More What? or How?