21 Habits of Happy People

December 23, 2010 § Leave a comment

“Happiness is a habit – cultivate it.” ~ Elbert Hubbard

Appreciate Life. Choose Friends Wisely. Be Considerate. Learn Continuously. Creative Problem Solving. Do What You Love. Enjoy Life. Love. Forgive. Gratitude. Invest in Relationships. Keep Your Word. Meditate. Mind Your Own Business. Optimism. Love Unconditionally. Persistence. Be Proactive. Self-Care. Self-Confidence. Take Responsibility.

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Dancing Makes You Smarter

December 23, 2010 § Leave a comment

For hundreds of years dance manuals and other writings have lauded the health benefits of dancing, usually as physical exercise. More recently we’ve seen research on further health benefits of dancing, such as stress reduction and increased serotonin level, with its sense of well-being.

Then most recently we’ve heard of another benefit: Frequent dancing apparently makes us smarter. A major study added to the growing evidence that stimulating one’s mind can ward off Alzheimer’s disease and other dementia, much as physical exercise can keep the body fit.

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Just GREAT Quotes!

December 15, 2010 § Leave a comment

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Emotional Intelligence & Competence

December 10, 2010 § Leave a comment

The Ten Habits of Emotionally Intelligent People

1. Label their feelings, rather than labeling people or situations. “I feel impatient.” vs “This is ridiculous.” 

“I feel hurt and bitter”. vs. “You are an insensitive
jerk.”

“I feel afraid.” vs. “You are driving like a idiot.”

2. Distinguish between thoughts and feelings. Thoughts: I feel like…& I feel as if…. & I feel that 

Feelings: I feel: (feeling word)

3. Take responsibility for their feelings. “I feel jealous.” vs. “You are making me jealous.”
4. Use their feelings to help them make decisions. “How will I feel if I do this?” “How will I feel if I
don’t”
5. Show respect for other people’s feelings. They ask “How will you feel if I do this?” “How will
you feel if I don’t.”
6. Feel energized, not angry. They use what others call “anger” to help them feel energized
to take productive action.
7. Validate other people’s feelings. They show empathy, understanding, and acceptance of other people’s feelings.
8. Practice getting a positive value from their negative emotions. They ask themselves: “How do I feel?” and “What would
help me feel better?” 

They ask others “How do you feel?” and “What would help
you feel better?”

9. Don’t advise, command, control, criticize, judge or lecture to others. They realize it doesn’t feel good to be on the receiving end of such
behavior, so they avoid it.
10. Avoid people who invalidate them, or don’t respect their feelings. As much as possible, they choose to associate only with other people
with high EQ.

Exchanging Messages; Exchanging Lifes.

December 4, 2010 § Leave a comment

in ancient japan, people used leaves as a tool in which to exchange their messages, which is the origin of hagaki – the japanese postcard.

Gandhi’s Top 10 Fundamentals for Changing The World

December 1, 2010 § Leave a comment

courtesy of Francesca 🙂

50 Intelligent Quotes

August 30, 2010 § Leave a comment

1. You can do anything, but not everything.
—David Allen

2. Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
—Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

3. The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.
—Unknown Author

4. You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.
—Wayne Gretzky

5. Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.
—Ambrose Redmoon

6. You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
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