My Invisible Emotional Raincoat

My Invisible Emotional Raincoat

How many times have you had to deal with the negativity of others this week? Today? We  know that anger and stress are all around us from the frustrated car  driver waiting for the pedestrian to cross the road to the mom dealing with toddler tantrums. Coping with all this stresses us out and becomes […]

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An EQ Incident

An EQ Incident

On of our network members, Shabbir Latif, wrote this reflection about putting emotional intelligence into action: I live in San Jose and work in Soledad (90 miles) away where I rent a room for four days during week. When I first started working in Soledad, I used to go swimming at a 24 Hrs Fitness […]

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Changing from War to Peace (at home)

Changing from War to Peace (at home)

How do we change out of a destructive pattern? Emma (my daughter, now 9) frequently makes a big fuss when it’s time to do work that’s not appealing, especially “dumb writing homework” (despite usually liking writing and being an outstanding student).  This has gone on for years, but a couple of weeks ago I noticed […]

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Fight for Your Life: Marital Arguments + Longevity

Is it emotionally intelligent to fight? New study from University of Michigan divides 192 couples 3 groups based on “unfair attacks”: both partners communicate their anger; one spouse expresses while the other suppresses; both suppress their anger and brood. Preliminary finding after 17 years is that group 3 is at risk. Ernest Harburg, professor emeritus […]

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