Handling differences and disagreements

A long time ago I heard from a book: Men are from Mars, women are from Venus (John Gray). I never read this book, even if it was very popular at this time. But the last 6 years I lived in a house with 3 other people and one of them had this book, so …

Change

Did you go through a change in the last months or the last year? What kind of change was it? How did you feel? I had a few changes in the last months. Usually I find that change is good and gives me new opportunities. But at the same time it is also sometimes a …

Disability

    As you probably discovered: I love quotes! Good quotes... So today I read one, which I think is very true. I would like to hear your opinion about this quote from Fred Rogers: "The problem with the word "disability" is that it immediately suggests an inability to see or hear or walk. But …

Belonging

Photo by Michelle Leman on Pexels.com Just read this quote and thought it is worth posting it! "Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - the kind of atmosphere that is found in a nurturing family." Virginia Satir …

Timing…

      Lately I am very busy, and I only post very short posts, but in a few months I try to do it more frequently again. I read a quote lately which is very helpful for me: "When dealing with people and their emotions, timing really is everything. You don't ask for a …

How to deal with uncomfortable situations?

Photo by Alex Green on Pexels.com   Have you ever experienced an uncomfortable situation? I think everybody has, but everybody handles those situations differently. I read a very good quote lately: "Sometimes situations can feel so uncomfortable and rife with anxiety that we jump to action just to get the turmoil to go away. Instead, …

How can you resolve conflict in a positive way?

Do you know any person, who never has a conflict to resolve or a disagreement? I think conflict and disagreement belong to our lives, but the question is: how do we resolve conflict? Do we resolve it in a negative or positive way? How can we handle emotionally-charged situations and defuse them before they escalate? …

Are you right-brained or left-brained?

According to a personality test I did not long ago, I am more right-brained than left brained. What does this mean? Right brain: Focus is on images Focus in on perception Focus is on intuition&abstract thinking Tends to be more creative and emotional Likes to see the big picture from start to finish Street smart …

Emotional intelligence and flight experiences

As I mentioned earlier before, I am reading an E-book on Emotional intelligence – a dear friend gave it to me, for which I am very thankful: The IQ Edge: Emotional Intelligence and your success; 3rd Edition, Steven J. Stein, Ph.D., Howard E.Book, M.D. I will write here a few things what I was reading …

Emotional self-awareness

Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com “Emotional self-awareness is the ability to recognize your feelings, differentiate between them, know why you are feeling these feelings, and recognize the impact your feelings have on others around you.” The most important thing what comes first is: emotional self-awareness - that you explore and understand yourself. Only then you …

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