Five Signs of Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence as a psychological theory was originally developed by Peter Salovey and John Mayer. They described it as “the ability to perceive emotions, to access and generate emotions so as to assist thought, to understand emotions and emotional knowledge, and to reflectively regulate emotions so as to promote emotional and intellectual growth,” (Mayer & Salovey, 1997).

Compassionate Self-Discipline

Self-compassion and discipline. When speaking with clients, these two concepts are often seen as opposing ideas, something we have to choose between. The fear commonly expressed is, “if I give myself compassion and kindness, I am never going to get anything done! My life is going to be a free-for-all, … Read More

Top 5 Blogs About Personal Development

Did you know that GROW Counseling therapists have written over 1,000 blog posts since we started this blog? We wanted to highlight some of our favorite ones all about personal development. Listed below are the links to some old and new blogs written by our very own. Enjoy!

It’s Time to Play Outside!

Playing outside can help stimulate cognitive functioning, foster resilience, release endorphins, and increase an appreciation for nature.

Talking With Kids About Death

It can be challenging to know what to say or how much to share with a child about death. Allow the child space to ask questions!

Tips for Raising Healthy Children

As parents, our job is to mold, encourage, guide and teach our children to become “good people.” Here are 12 tips for raising healthy children.