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.

Reflections on Gratitude in the Face of Adversity

Written by on September 18, 2017 in Adaptability, Emotional Mastery, Quotations with 10 Comments
Reflections on Gratitude in the Face of Adversity

Gratitude is one of the few feel-good concepts that even the most ardent naysayers of “positive thinking” are inclined to give a nod of approval. Aside from its virtuous character, there’s no shortage of scientific evidence that grateful people are happier, more resilient to stress, experience greater empathy, improved sleep and enhanced self-esteem. What’s not […]

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Making Healthy Self-Talk Work For You

Written by on July 24, 2017 in Emotional Mastery, Self-Awareness with 34 Comments
Making Healthy Self-Talk Work For You

~ Today we’re going to explore the surprising benefits of that endless stream of mental chatter known as self-talk, the ongoing narrative that represents the world in your head. Let’s be honest, outside of occasional reminders to think this / not that in an attempt to stay positive, most of us leave our inner dialogue to […]

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Unmasking the Emotional Manipulators Among Us

Written by on May 8, 2017 in Emotional Mastery with 48 Comments
Unmasking the Emotional Manipulators Among Us

~ At 98 years young, my late grandmother-in-law was a charming and masterful manipulator, especially when it came to getting her grandson (my husband) to do chores around her house. He did a good job of feigning resistance during our weekly visits but eventually trudged outside to tackle the list of tasks. Then she’d wink […]

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Exploring the Two Faces of Worry

Written by on March 13, 2017 in Emotional Mastery, Self-Awareness, Self-Care with 31 Comments
Exploring the Two Faces of Worry

~ Banish Worrying, Scientific Backed Ways to End Worrying, Stop Worrying and Start Living, How to Stop Worrying about Money (your job, finding your next client, things you can’t change, fill in the blank), and my personal favorite, How to Stop Worrying about Worrying. Sound familiar? These are actual titles of articles about worry, and […]

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How to Make Peace With Your Inner Critic

Written by on February 27, 2017 in Emotional Mastery, Self-Awareness, Self-Care with 48 Comments
How to Make Peace With Your Inner Critic

You’ve worked your socks off, but you’re feeling confident, cool and calm because your presentation is finally ready. This is it … you’re going to show everyone you’ve got what it takes to play in the big leagues. You’ve checked and rechecked the numbers, the visuals and the handouts, and you’ve given yourself the “You […]

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Is Fear Causing You to Lead a Smaller Life?

Written by on February 13, 2017 in Adaptability, Emotional Mastery with 36 Comments
Is Fear Causing You to Lead a Smaller Life?

~ It begins as a small seed of uncertainty. But once it takes hold it slowly but surely blooms and multiplies, growing into an invisible obstacle course that stifles your willingness to risk or even try, creating doubt about your ability to achieve your dreams. This is how fear causes us to lead smaller lives. […]

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