High Performance Relationships is a well-researched, practical, and helpful resource for those ready to mend, deepen, or enhance their relationships. Dr. Peters has systematized a lifetime of self-searching, research, academic work and leadership experience. She is thorough in ensuring her personal perspectives are in alignment with current research, drawing from the fields of communications, career development, psychology, and leadership. This is a must-have reference book, guide, and inspiration for personal and professional improvement. [Read more…]
Every stressful situation — a longer meeting than you expected, the colleague letting you down on deliverables — can start to feel like a pressure situation when, in fact, it is a mild inconvenience that has no impact on the success of your day. Unmanaged, pressure will sabotage our best intentions.
Daniel Goleman is the author of Emotional Intelligence as well as Social Intelligence: The New Science of Human Relationships published in 2006. In Social Intelligence, he does a thorough job of describing research that supports the idea that we, humans, are hard-wired for connection. [Read more…]
In 2000, along with my daughter Kelly, I self-published the book Love Her As She Is: Lessons from a Daughter Stolen by Addictions. It was featured in a CBC television documentary and is recommended as a valuable resource for all parents and mental health professionals. Love Her As She Is is a testament to the healing power of unconditional love.
Kristin Neff’s book Self-compassion: Stop Beating Yourself Up and Leave Insecurity Behind was published in 2011. Neff provides research and stories illustrating the importance of compassion toward ourselves. She also offers easy exercises that invite self-awareness. [Read more…]
We live in an addiction-prone culture filled with many invitations to become addicted. Magazine and television advertisements are full of promises of a quick fix (they say cure) from many physical, mental or emotional discomforts. I am not denying the need for medications for real pain, clinical depression or other mental health disorders. The problem with the advertisements we are inundated with today is that they are all about a quick fix for an everyday headache that could be remedied by some deep breathing, or a quick fix for feeling low that could be remedied by tears of loss. We are also bombarded with quick fixes for happiness from a fast weight loss program to the elation of looking a certain way or owning a certain item.