Emotional Regulation: Developing Emotional Intelligence Stage 2

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Development of emotional intelligence is essential for success in all kinds of relationships. This blog series will outline the stages of emotional intelligence development. This post focuses on stage two, Emotional Regulation. Stages to Emotional Intelligence Development Self-Awareness: Acknowledging and coming to terms with personal strengths, weaknesses, bias and attitudes Personal Emotional Regulation: Learning to self sooth and mindful …

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Drivers of Behavior: Bids and Turns

The number one motivator for all human behavior is a since of belonging to the group even if the group is two or a group of virtual thousands. This is known as connection. From the work of John Gottman and the Gotten Institute, we have found that drivers of behavior and connection involve bids and …

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Games People Play in Relationships

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What are “Games” People Play? Games refer to the techniques that are used to manipulate a situation. Some forms of games are emotional blackmail. Games can be conscious or unconscious depending on the mindfulness of the interaction. What is Triangulation? Triangulation in psychology is the name for form of manipulation in which one person seeks to …

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Communication and Learning Styles Cheat Sheet


Cheat Sheet? Communication is hard! However, this cheat sheet can make it easier. This sheet covers learning styles, languages of apology and love, communication styles, and few little tidbits to help you through communication challenges. Gary Chapman’s Five Languages of Love Communication Words of Affirmation: “I think you are beautiful” Quality Time: Date night rituals …

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Self-Soothing Activities

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Struggling with coming up with ideas to help you through big emotions? Below is a list of Self-Soothing tools that you can use almost anywhere. Therapist Nicki Explains How to Build a Self Soothe Kit Self-Soothing Tools Move your body Walk outside Ground Yourself with your 5 senses Swing on a swing set or rock …

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An Introduction to Puppy Play

Puppy Play

Ask a Sexpert What is Puppy Play? Puppy play is a form of pet or animal play in the power exchange community. The way puppy play is done, depends on individual preferences. However, the general premise is that one partner takes on the role of a biological puppy or dog. Think of it as a …

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5 Love Language Test

What are Love Languages? Languages of endearment refer to the way you communicate and desire to receive love. Why is this Important? What if you could say or do just the right thing guaranteed to make that special someone feel loved? Falling in love is easy. Staying in love—that’s the challenge. How can you keep …

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Jason Denis, CKAP

Jason Denis

Jason is an Artist, Entrepreneur, Publisher, Producer, Multi-Media Designer, Business Coach, Branding, Advertising, and Marketing Consultant. He holds an A.A. from BCSI in Programming and Networking and an A.A. in Mass Media Communications from Brookdale Community College.

Jim Evans

Jim Evans

Since receiving his degree from Georgia Tech in 1991, Jim Evans has been in the computer software industry for more than 25 years. During that time, he has worked for some of the largest companies in the industry, including Microsoft, Intuit, and currently, Salesforce. He has been contributing to open source software projects large and small since 2008, and has been a principal contributor to the Selenium project since 2010, contributing the .NET language bindings and the driver for Internet Explorer. In addition to his contributions to the project, he is a much sought-after speaker and educator in the areas of automated software testing. An accomplished singer and songwriter with multiple albums to his credit, he lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife of 16 years and their two teenage sons.