How to Deal with Rejection: 7 Habits That Have Helped Me

“Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do and damned if you don’t.” Eleanor Roosevelt “Most fears of rejection rest on the desire for approval from other people. Don’t base your self-esteem on their opinions.” Harvey Mackay “Ever tried. Ever failed. No…

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5 Crucial Emotional Intelligence Traits of Highly Effective Leaders

No one cares how much you know, until they know how much you care” Theodore Roosevelt According to the World Economic Forum, Emotional Intelligence will be one of the top 10 job skills by 2020. Over the last decade there has been a huge increase in evidence that emotional intelligence is an important factor in…

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7 Crucial Steps to Minimize Drama in Your Life

  “When you are not honoring the present moment by allowing it to be, you are creating drama.” ~Eckhart Tolle Well into my twenties, all of my friendships with women looked a lot like junior high. One day, we’d be codependent and attached at the hip, sending incessant play-by-play emails throughout the workday like one…

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Can Criticism Actually Destroy Your Romantic Life

In your experience, do you believe that we’re prone to highlight positive or negative things? In fact, let’s dwindle down this general question, and let’s focus on romantic relationships. Now, do you believe that we have an easier time pointing out something our partner does incorrectly, or do you think there’s a much greater importance…

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Think You’re Not Good Enough? How to Stop Holding Yourself Back

“Stop holding yourself back. If you aren’t happy, make a change.” ~Unknown Growing up in a culture where physical beauty determines how successful you are in finding a job, a suitable husband, and a promising career, and most importantly, bringing honor to your family reputation, I was a disappointment to my family, especially to my…

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10 Calvin and Hobbes Comics To Help Celebrate Father’s Day

Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson has always been one of my favorite comic strips. Not only is it hilarious and clever, but there are often some really awesome and profound moments shared. In fact, I'll probably end up writing a few blogs for this site that feature some of my favorite strips from this…

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