Attitude & Lifestyle

Believing in the Unseen: How paranormal belief can be an open portal

by Queen D, October 19, 2018

It takes an open mind to believe in a supernatural power, be it a divine being, the universe, Mother Nature, or the higher self. However, according to research we conducted at Queendom, people who are open to the possibility of a supernatural essence don’t limit themselves to strictly religious or spiritual beliefs. They are, in […]

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Personal Development

The Power of Trust (Part 1)

by Queen D, September 7, 2018

Trust is a fragile thing. It takes time to build, and if you’re anything like me, it could take years. I generally don’t take anyone’s words at face value. It doesn’t matter how many times you assure me that you are trustworthy; it is your actions that will convince me, for better or for worse. […]

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Personal Development

This is why we need to learn to let go of the little things (Part 2)

by Queen D, August 29, 2018

How much would it bother you if someone took your parking space, didn’t like “like” your post on Facebook, or interrupted you when you are clearly in the process of reading a book? Indifferent, mildly annoyed, infuriated, or vengeful? I choose all of the above. Then again, I am not a very Zen-like person…but let […]

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Personal Development

This is why we need to learn to let go of the little things (Part 1)

by Queen D, August 22, 2018

 I know I shouldn’t make a big deal of minor annoyances. Intellectually, I fully grasp the absurdity of it. In fact, I often say to myself, “Who else but me would find this is maddening? Probably no one.” I…just…can’t…help it! For example: When people put utensils away by simply throwing them in the drawer, so […]

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Personality

I am awesomeness: Characteristics of people who like themselves (Part 2)

by Queen D, August 15, 2018

In last week’s blog, I began discussing the results of a study we conducted at Queendom: What are the characteristics of people who truly like themselves? What traits do they possess? How do they differ from people who don’t like themselves? Here’s what the study revealed: (Note: Scores range on a scale from 0 to […]

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Personality

I am awesomeness: Characteristics of people who like themselves (Part 1)

by Queen D, August 10, 2018

“I think I’m going to change my last name to Awesomeface,” my brother said to me one night. I smirked. “Do I dare ask why?” “Isn’t it obvious?” he asked. “I’m awesome.” My brother didn’t always present himself with the air of confidence that he has in spades now. I can remember only a few […]

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Personal Development

What an unwillingness to forgive says about YOU

by Queen D, August 3, 2018

I don’t think I possess the capacity to hold grudges. I mean that literally, in terms of quantity, space, dimensions. This is because the volume of emotions I feel on a regular basis leaves little room for anything else. I am ballooning with pent-up feelings. I also don’t hold grudges because even when I’ve been […]

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Mental Health & Well-Being

The lies depression will tell you (Part 3)

by Queen D, July 26, 2018

Let’s continue our discussion (from here and here) on how depression, can change the content and trajectory of your thoughts. Here are some of the lies that your depression might be telling you: “The world is a cruel place.” I will not sugarcoat the truth: The fact is that some people can be inexplicably and […]

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Mental Health & Well-Being

The lies depression will tell you (Part 2)

by Queen D, July 18, 2018

In last week’s blog, I began a discussion on how depression can twist your thoughts around. I know the emotional, psychological, and physical struggle that depression can be. Finding your way through depression is like trying to find the light switch in a dark room; trying to sort through the “depression” thoughts and the “real” […]

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Mental Health & Well-Being

The lies depression will tell you (Part 1)

by Queen D, July 12, 2018

I am in a constant battle with my mind. It’s like that iconic scene you’ll see in all western movies: Scene: High noon. Two cowboys stand a few yards apart, staring each other down. A tumbleweed rolls across the screen. Me: It’s time for us to stop this feud. We’re not enemies. My mind: Go […]

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Personal Development

Logic vs. Emotions: The Benefits Of Following Your Heart (Part 2)

by Queen D, July 4, 2018

In last week’s blog, I discussed the results of a recent study we conducted at Queendom in which we compared two groups: Emotional “reflectors” are feelers. They are tuned in to their emotions and allow themselves to experience both positive and negative feelings. When making decisions, they may conduct research and use a pro/con list, […]

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Personal Development

Logic vs. Emotions: The Benefits Of Following Your Heart (Part 1)

by Queen D, June 27, 2018

I don’t like to compartmentalize myself into a personality type, mostly because my personality is so incredibly hard to pin down. I am an introvert with extroverted tendencies, a cat and dog person, and both sociable and distant. I can go from hysterical laughter to tears in a matter of moments, and while I have […]

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