EQ Life

Video of EQ in Action

Found this to be a powerful example of a family Knowing, Choosing, and Giving Themselves… T.R.E. Frankel’s from B-Rilla on Vimeo.

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Waking Up

In my last post, I wrote of the delay between the beginning of a feeling or thought and our conscious awareness of it.  Ironically, I was about to have that “realization-emerges-from-the-darkness” experience myself. I was in a foul mood last week. Unfortunately, my hubby Rick was also in a bad mood.  This led to some […]

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Writing to Develop Emotional Intelligence

I’ve been reflecting on my writing practice and realize that it is a perfect tool for increasing emotional intelligence. Writing can help us reach unrealized parts of ourselves. Discovering myself. As I string words together, sentence after sentence, my conscious mind slowly gains access to a storehouse of impressions, ideas, memories, and knowledge from my […]

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Regional Norms and the Unwanted Emotion–Anger

While I’ve never lived in another country, I have lived for long periods in the Midwest and California. As I moved from one region to another, I felt a seismic shift between two cultures that seemed radically different in their approach to emotions. Were my encounters atypical? Perhaps. Still, as I contemplate my 20-year study […]

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The Color of Creativity : The Frontal Cortex

Fascinating post by Jonah Lehrer about colors and problem solving 2 key points: 1.  different colors stimulate different types of thinking… red for analysis, blue for creativity 2.  relaxation is key to innovation… as Tessy Britton blogged before (here) there is a critical link between emotional states and creative problem solving.  People do, in fact, […]

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Arab Proverb – Accountability

Othman Alkhader, one of our network members from Kuwait, shared this proverb with me (because I was speaking in the Gulf I wanted some!): At first I thought it was kind of “non EQ” self-destructive — but discussing w Billy & Hamidah (2 other network members) late night in Malaysia, maybe it’s really a pillar […]

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Overheard: EQ Dating Advice

Out to dinner on Valentine’s Day, young couple on first (?) date sitting at the next table: Boy:  “This place is pretty good!” Girl: “Yes, I like the food.” Boy: “Oh good, I was worried.  I thought it was like a downscale Olive Garden, I mean I thought maybe I was taking you to some […]

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Emotions and the Web

  MediaSnackers are putting together an exciting new project looking at how people (aged 13 – 19)feel online.  Although it is not live yet I am so interested to see how it will work, as emotions, the web, and networks is a particular interest of mine.  I also like the fact that MediaSnackers isn’t approaching this […]

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The Power of Validation

I just discovered this awesome video on youtube. Watch the first few minutes, even if you don’t have time to watch the entire 16 minute story. It is a fantastic meditation on the power of kindness and how we have the power to validate each other.

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Measuring Wellbeing – Campaign Launch by NEF

  The New Economics Foundation launched a new website this month called National Accounts of Well-being. As well as being able to look at research data into wellbeing, you can also measure your own, and support their campaign for increased measurement and accountability by government on wellbeing. The research published today ranked the UK as the 6th happiest in […]

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