If you could deliver a brief message to half a million people people, what would you say? Facing this challenge helped me clarify the simplicity of how we can actually APPLY emotional intelligence to create positive change.
I am a recovering pessimist. For over thirty years, I have been practicing the skills of optimism. It began with a traumatic divorce, which was wearing me to the ground. In addition, I was very concerned about my ten-year son, who was depressed by the multiple tensions floating in the house. Emotions were at an [...]
As we’ve grieved and hoped with feeling people around the world, many of Six Seconds’ team members have been struck by a sad paradox. At the very same time that emotional intelligence leaders from around the world are committing to come to the Harvard campus in June, we watched the Boston Marathon crimes playing out. [...]
My favorite picture book (sadly out of print) has fourteen words in it. I reread it frequently and share it often with others. It is the story of a tiny mouse whose job it is to move a gigantic purple elephant. He tries pulling, pushing, bribing with peanuts, and crying, all to no avail. Finally, [...]
You may know of my life theme to promote conscious acts of kindness as a daily practice. The idea is for you to actively take kind, compassionate actions day in, day out as a way to promote not just greater well-being in the life and soul of the recipient but in you too. My mission [...]