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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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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Love & Relationships

Flirting – Masculine bravado vs. Subtle female seduction

by Queen D, June 20, 2012

After driving noticeably above the speed limit and being pulled over by a man in uniform, I had no intention of flirting. Really. But as the officer came up to my window and went through the typical protocol (“Do you know how fast you were going miss?”), it’s almost as if a natural instinct took […]

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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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