Our emotional maturity and intellectual maturity don't develop at the same pace. Many of us develop intellectually long before emotionally. You can learn tons of tips about emotional and intellectual maturity among other things through my mentor, Rhonda Shasteen, in my book Views from the 13th Floor: Conversations with My Mentor. I encourage you to keep growing up intellectually and emotionally because you can!
We all face challenges that come in different packages throughout our lives. In my personal difficulties, I learned the value and benefit of experiencing the compassion of others. The love and caring from others helped me get through things. At the same time, I also experienced coddling from people who didn't want to watch me suffer. While the intention was good, they did not push me to fight the ...Read More
There is a delicate balance between choosing peace and making excuses for someone because they're very much tied to your personal standards and your heart. I've come through phases of making excuses for everyone because I wanted to believe a fantasy rather than reality. Then, I learned lying to myself wasn't helping anyone, particularly me. After that, I moved to the other extreme of having no give, putting ...Read More
I bet you think you're smart. I'll be honest. I think I'm smart. I think I'm bright and whitty and write meaningful blog posts. No matter how smart I am, I do stupid stuff. I make mistakes, say the wrong things, and act out of frustration or impatience. I may score straight A's all though school and university, but am I fully developed in the emotional spectrum? I ...Read More