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 [...]
A very dear friend of mine has been battling cancer for a year now; it’s been both painful and beautiful. The beauty comes from the elegance of how he handles adversity and chooses to continue living life to its fullest with empathy and emotional intelligence. What are the “weapons” he’s choosing for this battle? What do we each wish to choose?
Don’t miss… 4 new amazing webinars added to eWeek. 3 worthwhile links. 2 videos. 1 more week for week for NexusEQ “super early” registration. A quick roundup of emotional intelligence tidbits.
Grrrr. Sometimes it feels impossible to be kind and loving, don’t you think? We get so angry and frustrated at events happening in our lives that we cannot access that loving place inside of us. Instead, our eyes go from side to side as our fists clench and minds whirr with angry thoughts. Some of [...]
It was third of July – my mother’s birthday. I was three and a half years old and I’d pleaded with my mother to let me stay all night with Grandma. It was the enticement of playing with all my aunts, uncles and cousins that had encouraged me to ask mom for this opportunity. And [...]
I was speaking on a panel a few years ago about development. The other panelists were focused on meeting needs such as food and shelter, what we often call “basic needs.” Is emotional intelligence also a basic need? To answer, consider: What happens if people don’t have the skills to make good decisions, to connect [...]
I heard a tale recently that appalled and fascinated me at the same time. The tale was told to me as a funny story, a hilarious situation. But I was more circumspect. A girl, about eight or nine, had been out with her sister, parents and grandparents. While she was out, she’d visited a public [...]
I remember as a small child anxiously awaiting the arrival of my dad from work. My siblings and I always knew when he was home. Not because of the sound of his car, but rather, because of the sound of his voice broadcasting over the television; interrupting our favorite after school program. In a low [...]