The benefits of re-igniting your natural curiosity

The benefits of re-igniting your natural curiosityIt is important to never stop questioning Last week, someone asked me where my ideas come from for my novels. And why I choose to write suspense novels. The answer might surprise you … I am insatiably curious! My inquirer asked if curiosity was taking a back seat lately to the idea of compliance. Although…

Five ways to build your self-esteem

Five ways to build your self-esteemDo you find yourself worrying about what someone else thinks about you? Q: I feel like I spend far too much time worrying about what others think about me. How do you stop worrying about what others think? I feel like I am caught in a trap I cannot get out of. A: Being overly…

Six reasons why we struggle with patience

Six reasons why we struggle with patienceOur tips on how to combat impatience  Faith Wood knows how to resolve conflict. Her years in front-line law enforcement taught her how to effectively de-escalate any situation to a successful conclusion. Faith will use her knowledge of conflict management to guide you through the often stressful experiences you may encounter in your personal or…

Six self-care tips that take less than a minute to perform

You’ll be surprised at the impact on your mental and physical self

Six self-care tips that take less than a minute to perform“I don’t have time.” How often have you said those words when it came to self-care? Oh, you know it’s good for you. But really, who has hours to spare just to take care of themselves? Quite simply, you do. In fact, you have more time than you think. These six self-care tips will each…

Learn to take life’s ups and downs in stride

Focus on these three Cs – calm, collected and confident

Learn to take life’s ups and downs in strideToo often, we’re exposed to the energy-sucking power of worry. What a waste. But you can do something about it. As a young mom, I worried about making mistakes raising my children. I was so concerned about scarring them for life. Every article I read alluded to poor parenting as the root cause of children’s…

How to communicate when the heat is on

It never hurts to remember the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you

How to communicate when the heat is onFaith Wood knows how to resolve conflict. Her years in front-line law enforcement taught her how to effectively de-escalate any situation to a successful conclusion. Faith will use her knowledge of conflict management to guide you through the often stressful experiences you may encounter in your personal or professional life. Communication can be a real…

Tips to decoding what your face is really saying

Your face has a lot to say, even when your mouth is closed

Tips to decoding what your face is really sayingThe expression “you should probably tell your face that” is a way of telling someone that their facial expressions don’t match the situation. Thousands of times a day, we are exposed to the opportunity to decode visual clues. When someone says, “I love you,” we look into that person’s eyes to detect sincerity. When we…

How to hold those difficult conversations

Yelling is not an effective way to deal with the issue and will only make things worse

How to hold those difficult conversationsFaith Wood knows how to resolve conflict. Her years in front-line law enforcement taught her how to effectively de-escalate any situation to a successful conclusion. Faith will use her knowledge of conflict management to guide you through the often stressful experiences you may encounter in your personal or professional life.  Have you ever had to…

Your guide to motivating the unmotivated

Short of standing behind them with a pitchfork, what can you do to get the best from others?

Your guide to motivating the unmotivatedMotivating yourself can be difficult at times, but motivating other people offers a different kind of challenge. Short of standing behind them with a pitchfork and an evil grin or offering them a gazillion dollars, what can you do to get the best from others, be they employees, colleagues, or even family (although that’s a…
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