Tag: negativity

I Stink at Positivity

When you listen to people, you can hear the funniest things. We were connecting with a friend the other night and were talking about being positive. “I stink at positivity!” They blurted out. We all laughed. For the remainder of our time together I kept…

Jumping to Offense

(Image Courtesy of http://www.aroundtheworldl.com) The other day during a conversation with someone close, I noticed something about our interaction. It was a simple conversation, nothing too deep or seemingly important, but a pattern revealed itself. The pattern was simple: I jump to offense. Let me explain. This…

The Optimism Zone

(Image Courtesy of Real Balance Wellness) Soccer, youth travel soccer to be specific, now fills most of our days. Practices fill the week. Games fill the weekend. Each week we are surrounded by increased skills, increased playing ability, and an increased level of teamwork….

By the Book or What Book?

In an earlier post, we talked about the impact of having high Drive or D style and how it can manifest. As a reminder these four categories are part of a DISC assessment based on the work of William Marston. Today we will look at…

The Long Hardened Road

Photo by Jon Rawlinson accessed on Wikimedia Commons While working with a group we were discussing the stress associated with their jobs.  We discussed the role of that emotional intelligence plays in dealing with that stress, and how their glass can become cloudy.  The…

The Adventure Within (the Adventure)

We try to get outdoors as often as we can as a family.  With all of the work, school, life, and errands, this can be a real challenge.  As part of the yearly goal setting, hiking a certain mountain where we live was on…

But I am not that way with YOU!

What we say matters.  How we interact with others matters.  Lately there has been a pattern in many conversations that almost went unnoticed until someone close to me pointed it out.  I call this pattern the unintentional high standard. A quick definition is in order. …

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