Emotional ability

Do you sometimtes honestly express to others how you feel? How do they react? Are they understanding or do they say: „Oh, it’s not that bad’, „Oh, I experienced much harder things“, „Oh, don’t be like this“, „Oh, why do you cry“? „Lean into your own discomfort and take a moment to acknowledge, not stifleContinue reading “Emotional ability”

Train your EQ (Emotional Intelligence Quotient)

Do you sometimes or often or always avoid difficult people or situations? Why? What could you do different next time in order to grow in Emotional Intelligence? Here is one tip: „Do not avoid difficult people or inevitably tough situations. Make the choice to use your EQ (=Emotional Intelligence Quotient) skills to move forward byContinue reading “Train your EQ (Emotional Intelligence Quotient)”

Our emotions

      „When we negate, deny, or disown our emotions we might find ourselves blowing up or ‘going off’ on others with little or no provocation. We can only repress our feelings for so long. Eventually, they will demand to be heard. When we pay attention to our emotions and not judge them asContinue reading “Our emotions”

To understand each other (Part 2)

Here comes the continuation of my summary of the book „To understand each other. Classic wisdom on marriage“, Paul Tournier. I think the author has some interesting and valid points – I think: I am not even married one year, so I am looking forward to read your comments =) I try to excerpt theContinue reading “To understand each other (Part 2)”

Difficult situations

  „Even when you can’t do or say anything to change a difficult situation, you always have a say in how you perceive what’s happening, which ulitmately influences your feelings about it. Focus your attention on your freedoms, rather than your limitations.“   ??? What do you think about this quote? Any experiences from yourContinue reading “Difficult situations”

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, soContinue reading “Handling differences and disagreements”

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. ButContinue reading “Disability”

Belonging

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 ??? What did you experience inContinue reading “Belonging”

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 aContinue reading “Timing…”

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 smartContinue reading “Are you right-brained or left-brained?”