Attitude & Lifestyle, Mental Health & Well-Being

Forging Through The Lockdown – Part 3: How to keep yourself from going stir-crazy

by Queen D, March 24, 2020

Italy has gone through earthquakes, volcano eruptions, wars, and plagues, and its latest crisis is nothing short of a tragedy. But Italians are a stout and resolute people. They were blind-sided by the Coronavirus outbreak, but they learned quickly, and adapted as best they could. The videos of people singing and dancing on their balcony […]

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Mental Health & Well-Being

Forging Through The Lockdown – Part 2: Finding that damn silver lining

by Queen D, March 23, 2020

With every news channel, radio station, newspaper, and Twitter trend focusing on COVID-19, it’s so easy to get caught up in the wave of negativity, panic, and paranoia. The gravity of our circumstances is undeniable. However, that doesn’t mean you should give yourself license to ruminate, panic, or assume the worst. When times are dark, […]

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Mental Health & Well-Being, Personal Development

Forging Through The Lockdown – Part 1: An opportunity for personal growth

by Queen D, March 20, 2020

Unless you’re an introvert, self-isolation and social distancing does not come naturally to you – nor is it likely to appeal to you. Your morning traipse to the coffee shop and a chat with the barista…gone. A happy hour drink after work…gone. Taking in the latest Oscar-buzz movie, or finally finding out what Tovar Dal […]

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Personal Development

Why Some People Can’t Accept Compliments

by Queen D, March 4, 2020

To say that Jimi Hendrix has thoroughly earned the honor of being considered one of the greatest guitar players and songwriters of all time is irrefutable. Chances are, however, that even after 50+ years of airplay, Jimi would have modestly dismissed his rock legend status. “I don’t really live on compliments,” he said during an […]

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Personality

The Three Scrooges

by Queen D, December 11, 2019

They’re out there. In shopping malls, on snowy roads, mingling among the guests at your Christmas parties. You might have a few in your family, or among your colleagues. It’s the Three Scrooges. Those cranky, grumpy, onerous people who are determined to siphon your Christmas spirit and ruin your holiday cheers with their holiday jeers. […]

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Love & Relationships

Fathering: It’s not tough love, it’s tough AND loving

by Queen D, June 20, 2019

Sitcoms are not the ideal source of fatherly examples, but if you search for a list of the best TV dads, you’ll see a bunch of often goofy fathers who seem to screw up just as much as their kids. What you’ll also see, however, is that these dads (well, some of them at least) […]

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Love & Relationships

Tomboy Woman, Rebel Mom: Parenting differences between traditional and modern moms

by Queen D, May 17, 2019

As a child (and to this day), I’d rank my “girly-ness” at a 5. I played with Barbie, had a tea set, and read a lot of girl-oriented book series. I will also confess that I still thoroughly enjoy getting my nails done and can rock a pair of stilettos. But that’s as far as […]

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Mental Health & Well-Being

A Means to a Selfish End: The impact of narcissism on honesty

by Queen D, March 26, 2019

Narcissists are not easy to spot, at least not right away. Well, the only exception might be (allegedly) Henry VIII, Napoleon, Madonna, Kanye West and Kim Kardashian (or let’s face it, any of the Kardashians), and the POTUS. But a lot of narcissists don’t realize they’re narcissists, which can sometimes make them difficult to identify. […]

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Love & Relationships

Cupid hath spoken! A sample of Queendom’s best love & sex polls

by Queen D, February 12, 2019

Beauty may be subjective, but love is universal. The thrill of the chase, love at first sight, and tearful break-ups are not limited to cheesy plots in Rom-Coms or romance novels with rugged pirates on the cover. All over the globe, there are people who have found love, are looking for “the one,” or picking […]

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Personal Development

Making resolutions that matter

by Queen D, January 8, 2019

For the past few (several) years now, I’ve made resolutions. “This is it,” I’ll say to myself. “This is the year I lose a few pounds, exercise more, get everything my heart desires, and become more enlightened. I’m also going to make it my goal to worry less and have more fun. This is my […]

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Personality

What kind of people are “givers”?

by Queen D, December 18, 2018

Are you the type of person who: Regularly buys gifts for people without expecting anything in return? Throws dinner parties for every friend’s birthday? Pays everyone’s bill at a fancy restaurant when it’s your birthday? My friend does all three. If you try to pay her back for her kindness, she will get really, really angry. […]

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Personal Development

The Power of Trust (Part 2)

by Queen D, November 23, 2018

In a previous blog, I started discussing the results of a study we conducted at Queendom where we compared the differences between the following groups: People who distrust everyone People who trust others conditionally People who are willing to trust others completely What we discovered in the first half of our study was that our […]

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