Barbie: Daring You to Be YOU!
Several years ago, I was engaged in a conversation about Barbie with a young girl of Dominican heritage. The young girl, with a beautiful caramel complexion and beautiful thick hair, was playing with her Barbie, which was given by her grandmother. I was a graduate student in Forensic Psychology at the time, and I just watched the psychology study on the Doll Test. I decided to ask the young girl, as she played with her blond haired and blue-eyed Barbie, would she like to play
Using Your Words to Empower Your F.E.A.R
Many people believe that the Bible and Psychology contradict one another; however, they actually compliment one another. In a recent article on PsychCentral titled, "Self As Doer", the writer discusses a recent study that discusses the benefits of identifying oneself with a desired action. Instead of saying, "I am going to ....", say this instead, "I am...". This concept compliments the biblical scriptures that speaks on the importance of speaking faith-filled words to change
Do You Know How Taking Responsibility Impacts Your Level of Emotional Intelligence?
"I could have been a college football player but my high school coach kicked me off the team because my grades weren't good and my teachers wouldn't help me out with my grades because they didn't like me." "I got an Article 15 because my chain of command just needed a scapegoat for their own lack of leadership abilities. They don't know how to lead, so why should I follow?!?!" "My children's father just does not want to do the right thing by paying child support and I am bare
Setting Goals to Achieve Your F.E.A.R
If you have set goals towards the fulfillment of your New Years resolution, you should have successfully completed some of the various tasks necessary to achieve your short-term and long-term goals.These achievements have positioned you to triumph in your F.E.A.R (Faith-filled Evidence Activating Reality). F.E.A.R. are those gifts, talents, and abilities you implement to support your dream. They are the foundation of your belief that you can achieve your goals in spite of the
Using F.E.A.R to Overcome Self-Defeat
When stepping out to achieve your dream, the first thing that you have to overcome is the fear of failure. There is a popular saying that you have probably already heard that helps to define fear. Fear is ‘False Evidence Appearing Real’. You may feel tempted to look at those circumstances or situations that are roadblocks or mountains in between you and your ability to achieve your dream.You may even have doubts about your ability to succeed based on negative thoughts that p
Knowing the Importance of Emotional Intelligence in Pursuing Success
Growing up, I always questioned the reason some of the smartest people I knew were so clueless as to how to relate to their peers. Some of them made it a point to make their intellectual superiority known by disclaiming their IQ and their grades in school. Others chose only to associate with those who were on their intellectual level. Their conversations always turned into a 'battle of the wits' with one person attempting to outsmart the others. Many of these individuals prid