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Skills for Thriving in Modern Life

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February 28, 2018

As parents, we have multiple opportunities every day to steer our kids towards empowerment and resilience. One simple thing you can add to your repertoire of parenting tricks is this:

Avoid asking “What’s wrong?” when you notice that your kids are upset.

Instead, teach them the basics of emotional intelligence and resilience by following this three...

February 27, 2018

Popular notion is that we should be selfless. Service and sacrifice are praised as the highest ideals, while putting our own needs ahead of others is considered shameful. The word selfish is never meant as anything other than an insult.
 
Yet, we cannot give others the best we have to offer if our own needs are not being met....

February 17, 2018

Here is something you might not have considered: Most conflict arises because one or both parties are not getting their needs met.

Understanding this makes conflict resolution infinitely easier.

Here’s a quick example: Let’s imagine that a husband and wife always argue because the husband wants “me time” and the wife feels hurt that her husband doe...

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