I first thought it must be some new laboratory class — I soon learned that the scientific study of self changes everything… and enables us to change anything.
How do you increase happiness, and is that a useful goal? What do we mean by happiness anyway? Using emotional intelligence we can go from ‘happy’ to ‘thriving.’
Research shows social emotional learning improves classroom performance. How does it work & what does brain research show about emotion in learning?
Stress is on the rise. Empathy on the decline. Maybe they are related – creating a downward spiral for health, the economy, and our planet. Is it time for emotional intelligence?
The neuroscience of empathy is fascinating and offers practical lessons for leadership and life. Our brains are wired for social connection through Mirror Neurons, which cause us to experience what we perceive.
What does it mean to feel, and why does it happen? Today, most people see emotions as “good” or “bad” — which leaves us in a constant state of internal struggle against our own feelings. What if we rethink feelings as valuable signals about what’s happening!
Why do we sometimes take risks to learn, but other times we’re so determined to stay “right”? Zooming into the neurobiology, in a sense we have a tug-of-war between the striatum and the amygdala, between opportunity and risk. It’s just like trying Chai for the first time on the steamy streets of Kuala Lumpur.