Mental Health & Well-Being

Forging Through The Lockdown – Part 9: Regaining a Sense of Control

by Queen D, April 29, 2020

One of the things we crave more than anything else during a crisis is a sense of control. We want to be able to plan ahead. We want to feel prepared. We want to be as sure-footed as mountain goats, as we take steps forward. But how the heck do you deal with an invisible […]

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Mental Health & Well-Being

Squashing ANTS (Automatic Negative Thoughts) – Part 1

by Queen D, July 11, 2014

I don’t know what it is with me lately. I’ve been on a “think positive” rampage. Maybe I’m tired of being so negative (gets so exhausting, doesn’t it?) Or of being anxious all the time. As I was putting my old psychology books into my new bookcase (because people need to know I’m smart, and […]

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Personal Development

Emotional Intelligence – Why this kind of smart matters

by Queen D, June 13, 2012

There is a reason why, during mummification, ancient Egyptians removed the brain completely but left the heart in the body. They felt that the heart, not the brain, was the center of emotions as well as intelligence. “Emotional intelligence” in post-mummy times refers to the ability to deal with your own and other people’s emotions. […]

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