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Building your emotional intelligence is essential to ensure that you attain personal as well as professional success. Working with emotional intelligence is a vital skill, especially in the workplace. It’s not just today’s trend on what makes people more effective in their work.
Many companies hold proof that the emotional competence of employees significantly affects the organization’s bottom line. People who have high emotional awareness are more productive and contribute more to the company or their business.
Before we discuss the five techniques to build emotional intelligence, let’s first delve into what it is and the importance of emotional intelligence to attain success. First, it’s essential to acknowledge that we have differences in our personalities, needs, wants, and the ways that we show our emotions. To navigate through all of our emotions’ complexities require cleverness and...
"What do my dreams mean?" It is a question that has enamored humans since very ancient times. In times past, a medicine man or woman in a village or tribe, a person elected to care for the tribe's link to the otherworld, would hear and interpret the meaning of dreams. The mystical and metaphoric nature of dreams invites us to question them for deeper meaning. Unfortunately, in our modern times, we usually have no such person. Yet our fascination with the mystery of our dreams remains.
Dream dictionaries continue to be popular, laden with hundreds or thousands of symbol interpretations. Are these dictionaries accurate, or are we grabbing at mist? Can someone else outside the dreamer himself provide top dream meanings? As we will see, the interpretation of dreams is a mostly experimental and creative venture. However, by exploring the science of dreams, dream-recall techniques, and some standard and respected interpretation methods, perhaps we will shed some light on our sleep-induced...
Maybe you’re in a situation right now where you tell yourself, “I am heartbroken.” While you may think that this love breakup is the worst of its kind, take comfort in the fact that all of us experience this kind of hurt at least once in our lives. Perhaps you’re going through your first heartbreak, or you’re in the midst of a troublesome divorce. The end of a relationship is painful.
Your distress, anguish, and other intense emotions are natural. You just lost someone you’ve felt deep feelings for, and you may think that your world is never going to be the same. But know that you will bounce back. You may not believe it right now, but this pain will help you become a stronger individual. Take this time to focus on yourself. And to help you heal your broken heart, here are some steps to get you started.
Suppressed emotions have their way of popping out somewhere along the way. You may think that by...
It's three-fifteen PM, you're at your desk at work, and the afternoon slump hits you.
Gravity is begging your head to lay down for just a five-minute nap, but you can't. What do you do to cope? You can't leave until five; you have some emails and a project to tackle before you're free. You could run to the snack machine for a crinkly bag of chips, sneak some mindless Instagram scrolling, or...meditate?
As eccentric as it may seem, bringing meditation practice into the workplace is gaining traction as an antidote for workplace stress and stress-related illness. And it may even ramp up productivity, studies show.
Meditating at work for Health and Productivity
It's no secret these days that stress carries severe implications for our health. The National Institutes of Health point out that while short-term experiences of stress are natural and have their place in survival and biological function, long-term or chronic stress can eat away at our health over time in several...
What do you think of when you hear the term 'self-care?' Do you imagine a candle-lit scene complete with essential oils, dreamy music, and a bubble bath? Or do you think of a self-care day, playing hooky from work, and lounging on the couch with Netflix?
The phrase 'self-care' has become nearly as ubiquitous as it is challenging to make time to do. Yet the importance of self-care cannot be overstated as it is through the practices of self-love that you preserve the vitality, focus, and effectiveness of your goodself.
Self-care doesn't have to entail luxury, though- it can be as simple as saying 'no' when you need to, prioritizing tasks, or making your internal dialogue kinder.
Many times our resistance to self-care comes back to our beliefs about it. If we believe that self-care necessitates a self-pitying attitude or indulgence, we may tend to avoid it. Yet self-pity and indulgence have little to do with day-to-day self-care...
Tingling sensations between the brows? Seeing repetitive numbers everywhere? Feeling an unexplainable urge to adopt a healthier diet? If you're experiencing any of these, they could be third-eye opening symptoms.
The third-eye is synonymous with the Ajna Chakra. This energy center sits in the near center of the head slightly above the eyebrow level. Since ancient times, cultures across the globe have included icons of the Ajna Chakra to imply an ability to 'see' and sense beyond the traditional five senses. Our third eye, when properly activated, taps us into our intuition and to information that might otherwise escape our perception.
Here are seven third-eye opening symptoms you should be aware of:
1) Increase in dream intensity: Because your Ajna Chakra deals with perception and intuition, it's no surprise that your dreams become more memorable when you are opening your third eye. If you've been practicing third-eye meditation, have you noticed that your dream...
Hiking in the mountains on a dry fall day, I stopped in my tracks when I noticed a long black snake crossing the trail before me. I admired the sleek creature but kept a very respectful distance before continuing on my way. Seeing the serpent was one of the more notable moments of my hike that day.
Just like few of us would fail to stop and take notice- from a safe distance- if we saw a snake appear in our waking life, so too do we take special note when a snake reveals itself in our dream scenery. The snake is a polarized creature with unique pull on our consciousness, at times interpreted as an auspicious symbol while on many occasions provoking intrigue, confusion, or downright fear.
All this begs the question, what does dreaming about snakes mean? Let's explore the myriad possibilities of snake symbolism in dreams.
Dream Interpretation: Snakes
Before picking up one of those big fat dream dictionaries from the local book store, consider the power of personal associations when it...
Are you an entreprenuer? Someone who decided - intentionally or unintentionally - to accept your abundance through a business of your own?
If you are, then you know the challenge of finding balance. There will ALWAYS be ways to improve your business, and it's exciting. But, you want to have creative endeavors outside of it! You want the business to assist in expressing who you are, not hold you back.
Seeing portions of our lives as separate and apart from each other creates the paradigm of separation, which gives rise to a competitive dynamic - a this OR that mentality.
Here is the problem that many people are facing when creating balance. Your aspirations for business success and your desire for more time and ease with personal and family life are NOT separate, yet we treat them as such. Truly, they are not, and both are simply perspectives of the same life / lifestyle. When we can move from needing to pull time / energy away from one thing in...
Whether it is a significant decision to make about your career or just simply choosing what to wear on a date, it seems that you are unable to decide which is which. It is somehow considered as decision paralysis. You are left hanging and thinking over and over again on which one to choose. Most likely, you have a fear of making decisions. Overthinking inhibits you from moving forward and makes you unproductive, especially during the day. It can also cause serious health issues such as anxiety, depression, lack of sleep, and harmful coping mechanisms like excess eating. Women overthink more than men do but the same effects are found for both genders if they tend to overthink.
Overthinking definition - as the word implies, "over" and "thinking," you are thinking of something too much for too long. You can't decide whether or not you will choose one over the other. For example, you want to buy new shoes, and you have read all the reviews from Amazon. And...
Anytime a planet appears to be moving backward in orbit from our Earth perspective, we say it is in retrograde. Mercury never literally moves in reverse; it merely slows down, creating an illusion. While all planets occasionally enter retrograde cycles, Mercury goes retrograde the most often. Mercury's retrograde periods also seem to affect our daily lives significantly.
The internet abounds with warnings and premonitions about the woes of Mercury retrograde each time it happens, which is usually several times per year. We interpret this seemingly backward motion as an omen of delays, misunderstandings, technological glitches, and an inauspicious time for doing business or making significant decisions.
Our fears and experiences surrounding the retrograde reflect the nature of the planet Mercury in the scope of astrology. Ruling the intellectual signs of Gemini and Virgo, Mercury rules communication, opportunism, and thought processes.