Source: pexels.com Many of us suspect that we are too sensitive. We frequently find ourselves getting hurt and angry in reaction to other people's behavior. If you often feel as if your self esteem is on the line, take this mini quiz and see if you could use some helpful suggestions on how to become less vulnerable. Answer “yes (Y)” or “no (N)” to each question: Y N 1. Have you often been told that you are too sensitive? Y N 2. Are you often disappointed by the behavior of others? Y N 3. Do others tell you that you expect too much of them? Y N 4. Is it very hard for you to listen to negative feedback? Y N 5. Do you frequently feel slighted or insulted? Y N 6. Do you make scenes in public that you later regret? Y N 7. Is it hard for you to admit that you do not know something? Y N 8. Are other people intimidated by your air of self confidence, while you yourself secretly … [Read more...] about Quiz: Self Care for the Sensitive
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Lyft and General Motors’ program for flexible car rentals — with ways for active drivers to pay nothing at all to rent a vehicle — is now launching in San Francisco, and will expand to Los Angeles and Denver in the fall. “The impetus was we saw a massive number of people who wanted to drive with Lyft but had cars that didn’t qualify,” said David Rust, Lyft’s director of operations strategy. Lyft has various requirements for the personal cars drivers use, including vehicle age; even a dent can disqualify a car. With Express Drive, drivers can rent GM vehicles for as long or as little as they want, and return a car with 24 hours’ notice, Rust said. Express Drive, already available in Chicago, Washington, Baltimore and Boston, allows drivers for the ride-hailing service to waive all rental fees if they give 65 rides a week, and to waive per-mile charges if they give 40 rides a week. Rival Uber offers a flexible lease program called Xchange … [Read more...] about Lyft, GM offer flexible car rentals in San Francisco
Source: DepositPhotos If you are an employed adult, you know that most organizations have written goals and objectives. That’s because goal-setting is a common practice in the workplace—and for good reason. Written goals provide a road map by which employees can measure their efforts and see how they contribute to the success of work teams and ultimately, to their companies. In the same way, goal-setting helps motivate athletes, entrepreneurs, and individuals to achieve at higher levels of difficulty. But goal-setting isn’t just for adults. In fact, being goal-oriented is a critical part of how children learn to become resourceful, which is defined as one’s ability to find and use available resources to solve problems and shape the future. “Goal setters see future possibilities and the big picture,” says Rick McDaniel in a Huffington Post article. He discusses the important difference between being a goal setter and problem solver, the … [Read more...] about Goal-Setting Is Linked to Higher Achievement
Most of us like to have some sense of control over our worlds, whether it’s choosing what time we wake up or which brand of cereal to eat each morning, we like to feel that we are in the driver’s seat. However, some of us feel that we have too little control in life. We may feel that we work for a bad boss. We may feel that we don’t get the respect that we deserve on the job. We may feel that we don’t get treated the way we ought to by the significant people in our lives, including our partners, our siblings, our parents, and so on. Control = Security? Self-Worth? Self-Esteem? While most of us indeed have something for which to be grateful in life, we may feel that our ability to exert influence over events or people in our lives is lacking. Some people, in order to feel a sense of power or control, will exert their influence on others in any way they can. On the job, these people might be nitpickers or challengers; they find fault with others who report to … [Read more...] about Do Parents Make Their Children Fat?
Today's parenting books look quite different from those your parents read. Increasingly, the guides are encouraging parents to think about alternatives to punishment and rewards for optimal child guidance. Books like No Drama Discipline, Unconditional Parenting, and Raising Human Beings all suggest that we're much more likely to help transform our kids into healthy, independent, self-regulating adults if we raise them in a way that's very different from the way we were raised. But how? First, let's consider what kind of parenting the newer books are rejecting. Authoritarian parenting, which is usually described as "high demands, low responsiveness," is characterized by a controlling approach with little warmth. This style may use rewards and punishments to control behavior, and such an approach seems to be effective from the perspective of many parents and teachers. Unfortunately, for many kids this approach is not only ineffective, it may be counterproductive. Dr. Alfie Kohn has … [Read more...] about Alternatives to Punishment and Rewards