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How Whingeing Undermines Emotional Intelligence

How Whingeing Undermines Emotional Intelligence

I love it – a new study has taken a detailed look at the personality of whingers compared to the personality of happy-go-lucky types. Do you know any whingers? Sometimes they are called high-maintenance. Nothing is ever quite right for them and everything is difficult and complicated. Their coffee isn’t hot enough, they have a
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How to stand out in this crowded world

How to stand out in this crowded world

One of my daughter’s friends has recently begun an online business. It runs events for small to medium businesses and organises conferences. The young man behind this venture came to me for some tips on attracting attention to his new website. A few days later I was having a chat to the granddaughter of a
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The Secrets to Becoming Less Sensitive to Anger

The Secrets to Becoming Less Sensitive to Anger

I love reading about new studies on human nature. According to a new article published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology, the way people read emotions changes as they age. The paper is called ‘Emotion Sensitivity Across the Lifespan: Mapping Clinical Risk Periods to Sensitivity to Facial Emotion Intensity’. The research was carried out by
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How to Stop Over-Committing Yourself

How to Stop Over-Committing Yourself

Have you ever watched that television show, ‘Hughesy, we have a problem’. Ordinary Australians talk about their problems but with humour. Well, I also have a problem, but I can’t say it’s making me laugh. I over-commit myself. I take on too many projects and promise too many people too much. I often feel close
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The Healing Benefits of Keeping a Diary

The Healing Benefits of Keeping a Diary

When I was a boy I occasionally used to keep a diary. I wrote down stuff like “I want to be an astronaut when I grow up”, and “I want to marry the cute girl on the bus”. One of my daughters also kept a journal but what she wrote was more inspiring than my
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How to Achieve a Life Breakthrough

How to Achieve a Life Breakthrough

Have you ever felt like your life has stalled? There is so much you aspire to do and be, but it is all out of your reach. Instead you feel that you are running flat out, but getting nowhere. You are trapped on a treadmill, or you feel like a mouse on a spinning wheel.
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