A Curious Case For Boredom

A Curious Case For Boredom

Tired of feeling bored? Finally we can understand the reasons behind the feelings of being trapped, restlessness, lack of challenge, and lack of purpose.

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Where is Your Attention Focused?

Where is Your Attention Focused?

When I was at university in Toronto, I found out that riding a bike in a city with streetcars presents a very special challenge. I’m riding along and, for the first time, come to a street with tracks; they’re embedded in the road, just a little metal channel… the perfect size to cause big problems […]

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Emotions and Climate Change: Two Radio Broadcasts

Emotions and Climate Change: Two Radio Broadcasts

updated May 2017 Climate One Radio Shows with Josh Freedman In January, 2016, Six Seconds CEO Josh Freedman was a panelist on a Climate One Radio show called “Handling Your Feelings About Climate Change” on public radio. If climate change makes you feel anxious, depressed or powerless, psychologists say you’re not alone. Can talking it […]

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Free Virtual EQ Conference Update

Free Virtual EQ Conference Update

 It’s shaping up to be the biggest event in the history of EQ — now over 3000 registrations for this amazing marathon of free webinars from top experts.  Accessible worldwide, anyone with internet is invited to join and learn about the powerful science and practice of emotional intelligence starting July 6 at 00 Universal Time (that’s 5pm […]

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Are We Wired for Empathy?

Are We Wired for Empathy?

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.

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Physiology of Emotion, Exercise, and Change

Physiology of Emotion, Exercise, and Change

I was recently talking to a group about the fact that we can choose how we feel. “But didn’t you say emotions are an automatic biological response?”   Yes, in fact, I did… but don’t we have choice about our biology?  I remember years ago interviewing neurobiologist Debra Niehoff about the way some people seemed […]

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The Neuroscience of Chai: Overcoming My Own Obstinance

The Neuroscience of Chai: Overcoming My Own Obstinance

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.

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Emotion, Humanity, & Geopolitics

Emotion, Humanity, & Geopolitics

Just listened to a fab radio show from The Really Big Questions about emotion. It talks about some of the science and implications for us individually and collectively. The just forgot to say, “and if you want to learn how to effectively use these incredible resources, contact Six Seconds” 🙂 Listen to this one and […]

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The Science of Trust: Economics and Virtue

The Science of Trust: Economics and Virtue

Found this fascinating – they don’t talk about emotional intelligence per-se, but a lot about emotions and trust — amazing that top economists are admitting that the science of economics is NOT RATIONAL, that there is an “animal spirit” that drives the economy (perhaps we could say take the radical step of using the word […]

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