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How to Build Healthy Emotional Development in Children

July 01, 2017
Whether you're parenting a toddler, preschooler, middle-schooler or teen, being a parent is demanding and is an ever-changing job. One of the most important roles that a parent plays is assisting in their child's emotional development. Whether or not children grow up to be emotionally-savvy adults depends largely on the stability and loving responses of their parents.

Emotional development is not only complex; its architecture is constructed over many years and requires a multitude of experiences and interchanges. Our job as parents is to help a child understand their constantly changing [...]

Posted in Parents: Permission to Be Imperfect, Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

The History of Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

June 25, 2017

Emotional Intelligence seems like a theory on the brink of stardom. Over the past two and a half decades, the social theory has become one of the biggest buzzwords in fields like psychology, children’s education and business. From McDonald’s to the Dalai Lama and Harvard Business Review, organizations across the political and economic spectrum are diving into Emotional Intelligence (aka Emotional Intelligence Quotient; EQ for short). 

Posted in Leadership and Business, Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

What Every Couple Can Learn from Military Relationships

June 19, 2017

Not every couple will struggle with glitchy Skype connections during months apart, the U.S. Government interrupting dinner, or the strain Top Secret secrets place on two people in love. Military relationships are subject to a laundry list of struggles—and joys—that others don’t have. But at the heart of military relationship challenges are the same human issues that every couple navigates.

Posted in Love, Marriage, and Relationships, Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

5 Proven Keys to Success

May 30, 2017

Success. Most people desire success; few would say they’ve achieved it.

First of all, to have success in any area of life, we need to define what success means to us. If we have only a vague idea of what it means to us, how can we ever hope to arrive at that lofty place? We will never be able to measure how far or how close we are to success if we have not clearly and specifically defined it.

Posted in Leadership and Business, Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

Emotional Intelligence in Leadership

May 22, 2017

"Emotional intelligence is a powerful tool critical for exceeding goals, improving critical work relationships, and creating a healthy, productive workplace and organizational culture." says Brent Gleeson in his article, "5 Aspects of Emotional Intelligence Required for Effective Leadership.

The very essence of leadership is to lead oneself effectively, which then influences others in a positive and inspiring way. Without the ability to modulate our emotions and understand what we want to achieve at any given moment, it's hard to lead competently.

Posted in Leadership and Business, Communication & Interpersonal Skills, Brain Fitness, Mindfulness and Perspective, Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

What Is Empathy and Why Is It Important?

May 15, 2017

Have you ever had one of those days when you just needed someone to talk to, someone to really get how you were feeling? Have you ever felt totally misunderstood by your spouse or a friend? Well, if you have, you were more than likely needing a dose of empathy. 

Posted in Communication & Interpersonal Skills, Brain Fitness, Mindfulness and Perspective, Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

Yoga Poses for Grounding and Relaxation

April 25, 2017

The way we move our bodies has a profound impact on our brains—our moods, sleep, interpersonal communication and emotional intelligence. MRI scans show that yoga in particular can make your brain more calm and self-aware. Out of the hundreds of yoga poses, some are more naturally calming for parasympathetic nervous system, taking the body from fight-or-flight mode into rest-and-digest. Especially in the wake a tax season and during the busy time of spring, grounding feels vital and these poses can help.

Posted in Brain Fitness, Mindfulness and Perspective, Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

Step 1 of Building Healthy Brain Habits: Dream Big, Start Small

April 03, 2017

This Spring, we are bringing you a different take on Spring Cleaning. Why not apply the age-old, domestic practice to your life in a new way? Cleaning old habits out of your brain is more likely to improve your life than mopping.

Posted in Brain Fitness, Mindfulness and Perspective, Emotional Intelligence & Fitness, Most Popular

7 Ways to Effectively Handle Anxiety

March 14, 2017

“Now is the age of anxiety,” wrote Depression-era poet W. H. Auden, but now could easily be the age of anxiety too. To be human is to be anxious; anxiety is a natural, fight-or-flight instinct intended to keep us alive, but it can also make life unbearable.

Mental Health America reports that a quarter of the adult population in America suffers from one of the six main anxiety disorders. For many, every day is an exhausting charade of pretending to be okay.

Posted in Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

What Is Emotional Intelligence?

March 09, 2017

Gone are the days when intelligence was a test score or a number on the IQ scale. Thanks to modern technology, from brain scans to social media, the idea that intelligence is more multifaceted than book smarts is becoming widespread. Emotional Intelligence might be the closest thing to a buzzword that 21st Century psychology has.

But what is emotional intelligence? While it’s easy to think Emotional Intelligence (or EQ as it’s commonly referred to) is all about mushy feelings, it’s actually an idea born from psychological research and now strengthened by neuroscience. But while IQ is a [...]

Posted in Communication & Interpersonal Skills, Brain Fitness, Mindfulness and Perspective, Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

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