Mental Health & Well-Being

What people with high self-esteem do and don’t do

by Queen D, February 14, 2018

It bothers me to no end when a woman short-changes herself – maybe because I do it to myself fairly often. More specifically, I have an acquaintance who has refused to date anyone for the past decade because she still pines for someone…who used her and tossed her aside (and slept with one of her […]

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Love & Relationships

“Single & Happy” is not an oxymoron

by Queen D, February 7, 2018

“It’s that time of year again,” I said to a friend as we strolled through a department store filled with pink hearts, giant teddy bears, and so much chocolate I honestly felt a little nauseous. “It even smells pink and red. Can you smell colors?” She laughed. “Another holiday that’s been commercialized to death. Just […]

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Love & Relationships

Popularity and likeability start from within

by Queen D, January 25, 2018

I can almost always predict the results of the studies we conduct at Queendom before we actually conduct them. Years of researching human behavior has given me keen insight on our nature – what motivates us, what we value, what peeves us off. But our latest study on the role of emotional intelligence on popularity […]

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Mental Health & Well-Being

Surviving and Thriving: The 3 C's of mental toughness

by Queen D, January 17, 2018

Any story that starts with “In my time…” will no doubt lead to a lecture on how older houses, older cars, and older generations were made of sterner stuff. After all, most grandparents and great-grandparents alive today likely lived through at least one war and/or one major economic crisis, often surviving through sheer will and […]

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Personal Development

Getting to the root of a need for approval

by Queen D, January 10, 2018

Facebook is not just a social media platform; it’s a viable treasure trove of case studies that are absolutely fascinating from a psychological point of view. Here’s one you might be familiar with: The people who post a seemingly infinite amount of selfies, in different outfits, with a variation of contorted “duck faces.” While the […]

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Personal Development

New Year, New Approach: What It Takes To Achieve Resolutions

by Queen D, January 3, 2018

If you’re like most people, your new year will start with a fervor. As the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve, people will raise their glass, bid a bittersweet farewell to the year before, and stridently promise that this year will be the best one yet. They’ll eat healthier, exercise more, and finally lose […]

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Attitude & Lifestyle

Holiday Survival Guide

by Queen D, December 20, 2017

The holidays: The only time of year when ugly sweaters, maxed-out credit cards, getting tipsy on eggnog, and last-minute gifts from the gas station are all OK. And don’t forget the all too common… “Car-stalk mall-walk” where you slowly follow people with your car in the mall parking lot so that you can grab their […]

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Personality

Most people are givers…with a catch

by Queen D, December 14, 2017

Philanthropists and good Samaritans will insist that the true spirit of giving is to be generous without expecting anything in return. The sheer joy that giving brings is a reward in and of itself. But even Saint Nick knows that handing out presents isn’t a one-way street: You have to be nice, or you’ll end […]

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Personal Development

The Power of Emotions

by Queen D, December 6, 2017

Your emotions are a part of you. You can’t distance yourself from them; you can’t numb yourself to them. Why? Because your emotions are like a text message: Until you heed the message, it will just keep beeping annoyingly. That’s why the pain from past hurts or the fear associated with phobias only dissipates when […]

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Mental Health & Well-Being

Inspirational Insights: My interview with psychologist and author Dr. Bob Rich (Part 2)

by Queen D, November 29, 2017

I’ve had the pleasure of working with a number of volunteer psychologists over the years, each with their own unique approach to Queendom visitors’ questions. Dr. Bob Rich is unique, however. When you read his responses to people who are hurt, who have suffered, who are trying to get their lives back on track, you will […]

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Mental Health & Well-Being

Inspirational Insights: My interview with psychologist and author Dr. Bob Rich

by Queen D, November 23, 2017

The goal of Queendom has always been to help people learn more about themselves and gain insight into their emotions, attitudes, behaviors, and life purpose. It’s only through self-knowledge and introspection that we can live life to the fullest and become the best version of ourselves. Years of researching human behavior has taught me that […]

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Love & Relationships

The Ties That Bind or Break: Characteristics of attachments styles

by Queen D, November 17, 2017

I was lying in bed one morning, half-listening to a tech guy on the radio talking about his choice for phone app of the week, when he mentioned something interesting: Facebook automatically filters messages from people with whom you are not friends. “You may have TONS of secret messages that never ended up in your […]

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