Emotions and the Hero’s Journey

There is no way to take our own hero’s journey without facing our confusing and painful emotions—especially fear, anger, and shame.  When we fully explore this inner realm (of our emotions), we will experience the struggle of all heroes.  The details of our outer life...

Got Trust?

The levels of trust within a team determine its effectiveness and health. Without trust, teams can be plagued with hidden agendas, defensiveness, and passive aggressive maneuvers. During team meetings, the best ideas are lost, as members censor themselves. Without the...

Shame–an Excruciating Place

While some of us may embrace our physical pain during a workout or marathon–most of us try to escape psychological/emotional pain.  Our defenses may be so efficient that we only detect our grief/shame/anger in a vague moodiness.  But an excruciating emotion has...
Are you a worrier?

Are you a worrier?

Emotional Intelligence explores how thoughts create feelings.  Here’s a deceptively simple tool.  When I’m caught in a worry cycle, I can use this flowchart as a good reminder.  I can examine my situation and take action.  One action is changing my thoughts...

An EI Poem

I love this poem.  It succinctly explains the work of Emotional Intelligence. AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN FIVE SHORT CHAPTERS by Portia Nelson I I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk I fall in. I am lost … I am helpless. It isn’t my fault. It...

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