As a child you learned behaviors to protect yourself. As an adult you learn how to recognize those behaviors and change them. Why? Notice the “chatter” in your mind. The thoughts that attack you are those to change. Need control? What is that based on? Hyper vigilant? What can you trace that to? As I go through a seven week course on PQ which is short for Positive Intelligence Quotient, I will be sharing snippets of what I am learning with you. For your growth and wellness. As an exercise to engage your brain with a command, this coming week, every time you wash your hands focus only on the sounds of the water. When other thoughts come in, simply command your brain to listen to the water. This trains your brain in the same way to focus on what you are working on and diminish the thoughts that produce depression, anxiety and other debilitating progress. You are the beautiful child born to be loved and give love. Start practicing self-control by diminishing the judge/enemy in you that will always be there. Adhere to what you know about love and ditch any false claims that you are anything but that! These my friend are sustainable practices leading first you, then those who are influenced by you and YOUR actions. How can you be an unconditional loving being to self and others?