How to Become More Charismatic

Let’s face it, we all wish we knew someone with greater charisma. Originally meaning a “divinely gifted force or talent,” charisma comes from the Greek word charis (!). The good news is that you don’t need to please the gods to win friends or exert influence over others. Charismatic personality traits can be taught, according…

Negative Cycle

Couples often become locked in the negative cycle, especially those who are worried or avoidant in their relationships. The negative cycle prevents intimacy and emotional connection by impeding discussion of whatever issue or topic the couple is seeking to resolve. A healthy couple must be able to communicate effectively in order to use teamwork to…

Sundays Can Be Dreadful

You’re dreading waking up on Monday to your duties as it is Sunday night. Being human and carrying out our duties is difficult. Sunday evenings can cause a great deal of dread and anxiety. How many of us eagerly await the weekend only to have it end as quickly as it begins? What message are…

Daily Dose of Affirmation

Each day you can journey from your Alpha (it begins with you) to your Omega, which in the teachings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, is the point within each of us where our inner spiritual nature meets our outer worldly nature.  It is with this thought I bring to you daily dose of affirmations for…

Childhood Emotional Trauma

Childhood emotional trauma is defined as any experience that a child has that he or she is unable to process or understand, which causes fear or a sense of being unsafe or helpless. A child perceives being emotionally disconnected from a parent as dangerous because a child is completely reliant on their parent for safety…

Don’t Be Afraid Of Your Voice

Remember to take things slowly at first. I believe that taking smaller steps is more sustainable than taking a big leap when we are not ready. Yes, being ready begins with making a decision, but from there, it is accepting that it is a process rather than becoming frustrated with oneself. It’s committing to the…

Breakup

Breakups cause deep emotional wounds in children. Whether the breakup was with a friend, partner, or family member, our unmet needs and patterns are frequently revealed. Some of these relationships are the most intimate, in which we reveal our most vulnerable traits and characteristics. It hurts because we put our trust in ourselves to take…

Daily Dose of Affirmation

Each day you can journey from your Alpha (it begins with you) to your Omega, which in the teachings of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, is the point within each of us where our inner spiritual nature meets our outer worldly nature.  It is with this thought I bring to you daily dose of affirmations for…

Tips to Maintain Friendships

We grow more invested in someone’s feelings and actions the closer we get to them. With our closest friends, we are much more inclined to react. When they aren’t feeling or acting like themselves, they can make us feel wounded, frustrated, judged, or competitive. How can a disagreement with someone you’ve known for a long…

Is It Time To Move On

If you’re feeling stuck and unfulfilled, consider this: do you know your “why’? As I progress in my work and career, I find myself frequently reflecting on my “why.” For years, I did not have the luxury of simply getting up and going, but taking small steps toward my values allowed me to stay closer…