People who don’t see the importance of boundaries won’t respect boundaries, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t set them.
Emotional reasoning is when you determine that how you feel defines reality. So even if you don’t have any proof, you assume something is either true or false because you feel it is. Emotional reasoning is different than intuition or gut instinct. Intuition is a communication from the unconscious mind. Emotional reasoning is the inabilityContinue reading “7 Examples of Emotional Reasoning and 11 Ways It’s Keeping You Stuck”
Jumping to conclusions is a thinking distortion. It’s when we make assumptions or judgements without knowing all the facts. There are typically two ways that we do this: mind-reading and fortune telling. And the reason we jump to conclusions is because we like to have information. We need it to make decisions and it helpsContinue reading “How Jumping to Conclusions is Keeping You Stuck”
People have been emotionally manipulating others for ages. Probably since the beginning of time. Maybe they do it without realizing. Or maybe they think it’s OK. Whatever the case, they’re going to keep doing it until we no longer fall for it. A popular form of manipulation is either-or statements. But they don’t need toContinue reading “If Someone Says This They’re Trying to Manipulating You”
Inner-child work focuses on childhood experiences to improve emotional and mental well-being. It helps us heal past trauma and uncover why we do the things we do. It’s relatively new and there are different variations. Not just for trauma, inner-child work will benefit anyone who uses it. It can help stop harmful patterns, remove blockersContinue reading “If You Read One Article About Inner-Child Work You Want to Read This One”
Thought Shifting Thought shifting is when we identify intrusive, unproductive and/or negative thoughts and replace them with positive, productive thoughts. Note: thought shifting focuses on replacing unproductive thoughts while other techniques (eg: mindfulness) focus on stopping the thought or allowing the thought to float away. Why Thought Shifting Is Key Our thoughts define how weContinue reading “Why Thought Shifting Is the Game Changer You Need for Success…and How to Get Started”
For most of us, comparative thinking has likely become inherent. However, we need to be aware of what it is and how it can harm us. In this article I discuss what comparative thinking is, why it’s helpful, and how we can use it to our advantage. You do it every day, but do youContinue reading “Comparative Thinking: Why It’s Important and How it Can Hurt You”
Control is a very complex and important topic that impacts every area of our lives including: friendships, love relationships, career, mental health and family. However, it’s not really discussed openly or often. This article defines psychological and emotional control, why it’s important and how we may experience it in our lives. Understanding Control Control isContinue reading “You Need to Reevaluate How You Think About Control. Here’s Why.”
Thanksgiving is next week and this year is unlike any other. Many of us have made the difficult decision not to spend the holiday with our family. As someone who has previously spent Thanksgiving without family I can relate to how tough this may be. In this article I show you how to use emotionalContinue reading “Holidays Without Family Are Tough. Here’s How to Not Let It Get You Down…and Build Your EQ in the Process”
Thoughts are the most powerful thing we possess. When we change them, we have the ability to change our entire lives.