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Jennifer A. Williams / Emotional Intelligence Coach

Jennifer A. Williams / Emotional Intelligence Coach

Jennifer is the Heartmanity founder and an emotional intelligence expert. She has two decades of EQ experience and is the author of emotional intelligence training and courses. As an emotional fitness coach, Jennifer teaches EQ skills, brain science hacks, and a comprehensive approach that gets results. She is happily married and the mother of three incredible grown children.
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Strengthen Your Emotional Fitness for a Joyful Life

In today's modern world, the emphasis is often on physical fitness and mental acuity. There's a critical component of our well-being that often gets overlooked: our emotional intelligence (EQ). When is the last time someone asked you, "Are you going to the emotional fitness gym today?" Probably never.

Just as hitting the gym strengthens our muscles and yoga enhances our flexibility, boosting our EQ can significantly improve the quality of our lives and relationships. Boosting your emotional fitness can help you create to a happier, more fulfilling and joyful life.

Estimated reading time: 4 [...]

Posted in Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

No Work-Life Balance? 9 Healthy Habits for Mental and Emotional Well-Being

Is your life out of whack and you're overwhelmed? Do you hear yourself saying, "I have no work-life balance!" or "Boy, do I need more work-life balance!" Achieving a balance between our professional and personal lives can seem more like chasing a mirage than attaining a real, tangible goal.

The search for equilibrium is not about dividing hours equally between work and play or a rigid schedule that you stick to. Both are nearly impossible and disrupt fun, spontaneity, and flow! Finding your own personal rhythm rooted and in sync with your values is the key to thriving.

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5 Simple Principles People with Growth Mindset Use to Respond to Challenges

Do you overthink everything? Before acting, do you chronically procrastinate? Do you find yourself quickly discouraged by difficulties or challenges? Or are you too easily deterred from achieving personal and professional goals with feelings of overwhelm?

If you're nodding yes, you may be framing experiences through the lens of a fixed mindset.

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Posted in Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

10 Impactful Ways to Show Empathy to Others Effectively

Empathy is a well-known term, yet few know how to show a person empathy or genuinely empathize with a loved one.

Empathy is a powerful tool that allows us to connect with others profoundly, making it essential in every relationship and interaction. Understanding and sharing another person’s feelings can bridge communication gaps and foster deeper connections with our spouses, family, friends, co-workers, and even business partners. But, do you know how to show empathy effectively?

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Posted in Emotional Intelligence

How to Effectively Deal with Dishonesty and Lying in a Relationship

In a time of prolific scams and deepfakes, we've become suspicious as an unfortunate fallout. But what about your personal and professional relationships? Have you ever felt that knot in your stomach when you suspect someone isn't being honest with you? The experience is often wrapped in lots of discomfort and uncertainty.

Confronting a person you suspect of lying—whether it's your teenager dodging responsibility, your spouse lying by omission, or a friend who didn't show up as promised—can feel like walking a minefield…. blindfolded! No one knows how the person will react, and how you [...]

Posted in Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

3 Hidden and Surprising Ways Cognitive Biases Impact Your Life and Work

Why should you care about cognitive biases? 

Cognitive biases exert a powerful influence that often goes unnoticed, from how you communicate and build relationships to the choices you make in your personal and professional life. They silently shape everyday decision-making like a hidden puppeteer pulling your mind's strings.

If you're looking to expose your blind spots and for an excellent way to grow personally and professionally, try examining your cognitive biases?

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

Posted in Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

How Plutchik's Wheel of Emotions Will Guide Your Emotional Intelligence

Do you ever feel lost in a whirlwind of emotions? Are you unsure what triggers your reactions? Do you sometimes struggle to connect with others on a deeper level—even your spouse?

If so, emotional intelligence (or EQ for emotional quotient) might seem out of reach or feel daunting. However, emotional literacy is the first step to understanding your feelings, and the Wheel of Emotions is a simple tool that can help you get acquainted with your feelings and guide you to a calmer self.

Estimated reading: 7 minutes

Posted in Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

Low Emotional Intelligence Got You Down? Get EQ Skills the Smart Way

If you feel sad more often than you’d like, react with anger too quickly, or have relationship drama upsetting your life continually, you may be emotionally out of shape! Our emotions are there to guide us to action. People who struggle with low emotional intelligence often don’t know how to modulate their emotions. Feelings and pain can be ignored, stuffed, or sometimes, we use productivity to run from them.

But what if developing your emotional intelligence could unlock opportunities and transform your life and relationships? Would it be worth it?

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

Posted in Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

I Can't Sleep! Best Scientific and Natural Remedies for Insomnia and Restless Sleep

Trouble sleeping? Exhausting, isn’t it!?

Our brains rely heavily on sleep, but you know that! Anyone lacking sleep has experienced fatigue, mental fog, and sluggish feelings—there isn’t anything more debilitating than insomnia! Or more rejuvenating than a good night’s sleep.

If you’re one of the unfortunate, you’ve repeatedly asked yourself, “Why can't I sleep at night?” An estimated 30% of the world’s population has that very thought. It's time to rectify this problem!

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Posted in Brain Fitness, Mindfulness and Perspective, Habits for Health

How to Apply Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs in Your Everyday Life

Do you ever lose sight of what truly matters for your well-being and fulfillment? Feel out of whack?

Understanding how to prioritize our needs and goals is essential since they often compete with endless demands on our time. In both our personal and professional lives, the challenge of managing our commitments can feel overwhelming. As a solo-entrepreneur, I’ve found that being intentional helps with work-life balance and carving time for what truly matters.

EQ tools, such as Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, can be an indispensable guide. They help us spot those times when we’ve let self-care [...]

Posted in Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

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