|Posted by Ashley J. Kreze, MA on November 23, 2012 at 8:45 PM|
"Different people define emotions in different ways. Some make a distinction between emotions and feelings saying that a feeling is the response part of the emotion and that an emotion includes the situation or experience, the interpretation, the perception, and the response or feeling related to the experience of a particular situation. For the purposes of this article, I use the terms interchangeably.
John D. (Jack) Mayer says, “Emotions operate on many levels. They have a physical aspect as well as a psychological aspect. Emotions bridge thought, feeling, and action – they operate in every part of a person, they affect many aspects of a person, and the person affects many aspects of the emotions.”
Here is a beautiful video on emotions. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=armP8TfS9Is#at=99
What is the lesson to be learned?
Tip: Listen for the total message. Hear what emotions are being shared, and how the person feels. Showing geuine care and empathy goes a long way.
|Posted by Ashley J. Kreze, MA on May 29, 2012 at 9:55 PM|
Mindful Listening and Mindful Conversing.
Communication at its finest.
|Posted by Ashley J. Kreze, MA on May 4, 2012 at 9:00 PM|
The life of an introvert.
Can you relate to this video?
There's something special about finding quiet, alone time, and letting go of all the demands, noise, and expectations we place on ourselves, and society expects.
Take the next 10 minutes and enjoy the solitude.
|Posted by Ashley J. Kreze, MA on February 14, 2012 at 9:00 AM|
"Be Kind And Have Sex 'Till Death Do You Part"
|Posted by Ashley J. Kreze, MA on February 7, 2012 at 12:05 AM|
The Art of Deep Breathing - http://www.youtube.com/davecarbonell#p/u/0/eRIV2R3jzaQ
|Posted by Ashley J. Kreze, MA on January 31, 2012 at 8:00 AM|
|Posted by Ashley J. Kreze, MA on December 12, 2011 at 8:00 PM|
|Posted by Ashley J. Kreze, MA on August 31, 2011 at 8:00 PM|
You are a busy professional. Summer is coming to an end. You feel the pressures, the last quarter goals of 2011 are at the forefront of your mind. The new school year is close, and the nervous tension that comes with these pressures can hit a family and business hard. Not only do you have your usual duties, but kids can also feel the anxieties of starting a new year, which can impact your business and personal life.
While the causes can be something other than work stress, here are the most common symptoms and early signs of stress:
4 Tips For You To Deal With Stress:
1. Delete, delegate, deposit. Take 5-10 minutes at the beginning of your day to clear your desk , workspace, or living space. Doing so might help alleviate the sense of losing control that comes from having too much clutter. Keep your goals S.M.A.R.T. (specific, measureable, attainable, realistic, tangible) helps maintain focus and control in your life.
2. Talk it out. Sometimes the best opportunity to reduce stress is to simply share your thoughts with someone, either someone close to you, or a trained therapist to help you work through the changes. The act of talking it out, and seeking professional support and empathy from someone trusted can be an excellent way of increasing positivity in our lives.
3. Laugh or allow yourself to smile. Finding humour in life helps us when we start to take things too seriously. Share a joke or funny story.
4. Change the situation: remember the 4 A’s
If you remember the 4 A’s when it comes to stress, it might help you work through it.
Staying positive in this modern life is an important act for us all to practice. Coping with stress isn’t easy, but with a little effort you will be back on the road to emotional wellness and well-being!
Hansen, R. S. (n.d.). Managing Job Stress: 10 Strategies for Coping and Thriving at Work. Retrieved from http://www.quintcareers.com/managing_job_stress.html ;
Meyer,P. J. (2011). LMI Canada Inc: Personal Leadership, “Living with Purpose”. Retrieved from http://www.lmicanada.ca/TL_Personal_Leadership.aspx
|Posted by Ashley J. Kreze, MA on March 8, 2011 at 7:02 PM|
Studies have shown that being surrounded by nature improves our wellbeing. If it's not feasible to have a planter in your office, consider one of these as some desktop green.
Horticultural therapy improves cognitive, social, phsyical, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. http://www.chta.ca/
|Posted by Ashley J. Kreze, MA on August 11, 2010 at 9:52 PM|
Physical health is as important as mental health.
Lululemon posts a great blog on why it's important to sweat once a day. Try implementing a workout regeime into your daily lives; set a SMART goal for duration (how long) and frequency (how often) you're going to work out per week.
Be sure to implement a tracking system to help monitor your progress.
By tracking, you're better able to see your progress and use it as positive encouragement!
As Hal Johnson and Joanne McLeod say, "Keep Fit and Have Fun!"
|Posted by Ashley J. Kreze, MA on July 7, 2010 at 12:55 AM|
2. Say no.
3. Feel it… really feel it.
4. End the love affair.
|Posted by Ashley J. Kreze, MA on February 8, 2010 at 7:25 PM|