This brief video illustrates three essential facts about feelings — that will help everyone gain insight and energy to live and lead.
One of the basic facts about emotion: Feelings motivate. Fear motivates protection. Anger motivates attack. Joy motivates connection. Disgust motivates rejection. Trust motivates stepping forward. Sorrow motivates withdrawing. Surprise motivates stopping to assess. Anticipation motivates looking forward. There are myriad combinations of these expressed in thousands of words for feelings. One of the basic [...]
An excellent post by Elizabeth O’Shea with 14 clear, powerful ideas about being an emotionally intelligent parent. Here are the first 3 – how would it be to put these into action? 1. Accept our children’s emotions and emotional responses ‘That must have been really frustrating’ ‘Wow, you are showing me how angry you feel’ ‘That’s [...]
Mooresville, NC school district has become a model digital school, investing in technology (MacBooks for all students), using data, involving parents and community, and designing curriculum and instruction to meet student needs. From an EQ perspective, they may be on to something. . .How are these laptops used? Why the improvement in student achievement? http://tinyurl.com/75gcvd8 [...]
Betrayal is a strong feeling that can be difficult to process. Why? Because the trauma of the betrayal creates fear, shame, secrets, and intensity. These feelings may even mix with love and longing for the person by whom we feel betrayed. In 2009 I experienced a situation where I was hurt by someone I trusted. [...]
I just read a wonderful article by Geoffrey James that reinforces that success is based on the quality of our relationships, the emotions we experience each day and what we focus on………http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/10-questions-that-create-success.html Here is a summary of the 10 questions that the author recommends we ask ourselves at the end of each day to be [...]