Emotional Mastery

Emotional Mastery is the process of becoming aware of your emotions and learning to manage them so that you are not left to the mercy of moods, external circumstances, and random events.

How to Stop Struggling With Endings

Written by on February 18, 2018 in Adaptability, Emotional Mastery
How to Stop Struggling With Endings

~ Everyone loves a new beginning, but what we rarely talk about is how challenging it can be to manage the endings that must take place before we can free ourselves to move forward. All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; […]

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Until You Let Go Of the Past You’ll Never Be Free

Written by on December 11, 2017 in Accountability, Emotional Mastery
Until You Let Go Of the Past You’ll Never Be Free

~ Teachers can get pretty creative sometimes in order to illustrate a point. I recall one evening in a psychology class the conversation turned to the issue of hanging onto past hurts and grievances and how easy it is for this old baggage to gradually modify our behavior – and rarely for the better. As […]

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Nurture Mind, Body and Spirit with Periods of Solitude

Written by on November 12, 2017 in Emotional Mastery, Self-Care
Nurture Mind, Body and Spirit with Periods of Solitude

 ~ Solitude is the ability to enjoy inward quietness – the state of being alone without being lonely. It is a positive and constructive state of engagement with oneself. Being solitary is being alone well: being alone luxuriously immersed in doings of your own choice, aware of the fullness of your won presence rather than […]

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Are Others Resisting Your Efforts to Grow?

Written by on November 6, 2017 in Breaking Barriers, Emotional Mastery
Are Others Resisting Your Efforts to Grow?

~ Whether we are consciously aware of it or not we tend to live in “flocks” otherwise known as peer groups. It is the nature of those in a peer group to enjoy many of the same activities and interests, over time group standards becoming the acceptable norm. So when someone, let’s say you, musters […]

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When You Need to Regain Emotional Balance

Written by on October 22, 2017 in Emotional Mastery, Self-Care
When You Need to Regain Emotional Balance

Have you ever said or done something you later regretted simply because, for a moment, you let yourself be ruled by your emotions? If you have, take heart because you are definitely not alone! I’m not sure which is more challenging, that first realization and pang of regret over the loss of control, or trying […]

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Assertiveness: The Key to Building Mutual Respect

Written by on October 9, 2017 in Accountability, Emotional Mastery with 18 Comments
Assertiveness: The Key to Building Mutual Respect

Your habitually late friend has yet again left you waiting and ruined plans for the evening. It’s frustrating and hurtful, but you’ve given up trying to fix your friend so you suck it up and let it go. Your mother volunteers you to help with a fundraiser at church. You are already up to your […]

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