3 Ways to Build Resiliency: Rebound from a Job Loss or Career Change

March 17, 2022

Generally speaking, any job change can be very distressing, whether you've been laid off, fired, or switched your career. Still, losing your job can hit much harder than a career change. When you get fired or laid off, your profession, income, and self-esteem can all take a blow and make you feel like you're starting over. Do you know how to rebound?

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes 

Posted in Business and Leadership, Emotional Intelligence

Why Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Trumps IQ in Leadership and Business

March 10, 2022

As you know, IQ is short for intelligence quotient. It measures a person's capacity for reasoning and problem-solving; it shows how well a person can use logic and information. An IQ test measures short-term and long-term memory by providing a series of puzzles to solve.

But what about emotional intelligence (EQ)? How does EQ rank?

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes 

Posted in Business and Leadership, Emotional Intelligence

How to Improve Emotional Intelligence in Everyday Life and Relationships

February 08, 2022

Emotional intelligence (or EQ) is a term that has been floating around for decades. You've no doubt heard about it, but why should you care? Learning and practicing emotional intelligence can feel like climbing Mount Everest, difficult—even unattainable. Maybe that's why emotional fitness is still not as popular as physical fitness. After all, how often do you hear someone saying they're working out at an EQ gym every day? ...Never!

Estimated reading time: 7 minutes 

Posted in Emotional Intelligence

Do You Set Healthy Boundaries or Unintentionally Push People Away?

January 25, 2022

Do you have a hard time setting boundaries in your relationships? Are you constantly putting other people's needs before your own? If this sounds like you, don't worry, you're not alone. It's not just people-pleasers who have a difficult time setting healthy boundaries. Setting boundaries in relationships can be tricky, especially if you’re easy-going, kind, and struggle to say no.

Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Posted in Emotional Intelligence

Self-Love Begins with Self-Care: a Formula for Heightened Inner Peace

January 15, 2022

Think about the last time you truly nourished yourself—not just with a good meal or a long weekend nap, but with something that replenished your soul. Maybe it was a calming yoga session, an invigorating hike in nature, a conversation with a trusted friend, or reading a compelling book while sitting by a crackling fire (my all-time favorite). Whatever it was, it probably made you feel lighter, more centered, and at peace.

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Posted in Emotional Intelligence

Why Empathy Is Essential to Learn and How to Be Empathetic!

August 24, 2021

Empathy is an essential skill for deepening our connections with others, but most of our attempts at empathy fall into one of three traps: blocking, fixing, or sympathizing.

Our best intentions are not enough to ensure our loved ones feel heard and understood. We need to develop—and master—the ability to empathize and show compassion for others. Developing empathy requires practicing and applying critical emotional intelligence skills to validate and comfort our loved ones in their time of need.

Posted in Emotional Intelligence, How to Build Empathy

6 Ways to Increase Inner Peace by Practicing Radical Acceptance

July 08, 2021

Radical acceptance is a practice defined and developed by American Psychologist Marsha Linehan, the world-renowned creator of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Influenced by Buddhism, the practice of radical acceptance advocates the belief that the reality outside of our control must be accepted rather than fought against. It posits that fighting against yourself or your current situation can result in deep, emotional suffering, even greater than the situation that caused it.

Posted in Emotional Intelligence

Why Emotional Intelligence Is Crucial—Learn to Master Key Skills

May 27, 2021

Emotional intelligence is my specialty, but it wasn’t always. As a young adult, I was angry all the time. Every day I had frequent meltdowns—yes, way too emotional with no ability to regulate my emotions. I felt continually jerked around by life’s challenges and other people’s expectations of me. As a teen, I was severely depressed; even when I was functional, anxiety and a brutal inner critic were my constant companions. Learning emotional intelligence changed everything for me. It gave me the tools and the encouragement that I needed to heal and create inner peace. It’s why I am so [...]

Posted in Emotional Intelligence

Finding Inner Peace in a World Full of Contradictions and Confusion

April 09, 2021

Dr. Charles Raison said in an interview recently with The Sun magazine: “We’ve replaced a fictitious certainty with an honest confusion.” A statement has never felt truer.

 

Whatever certainty we may have thought we possessed has since blown away like an empty plastic bag in the wind. This past year has been unprecedented and challenging, with disruption felt to our core. The pandemic has taught us many lessons, and one shouts louder than most: we affect one another—profoundly. In times like these, emotional fitness, resiliency, empathy, and inner peace are priceless treasures.

Posted in Brain Fitness, Mindfulness and Perspective, Emotional Intelligence

Launch Yourself into an Amazing Life with Emotional Fitness

February 13, 2021

What will make this next year one to remember…and treasure?

According to Pew Research Center, consistent polls show that spending time with our loved ones creates the most meaning in our lives. Is that true for you? 

Yet if anger, anxiety, and knee-jerk reactions dominate our emotional experience, they can profoundly detract from our ability to make meaningful connections with others, even those we deeply love. Improving your emotional fitness will result in lasting improvements in your relationships and your life. , Where do you start when wanting to build greater emotional fitness?

Posted in Emotional Intelligence

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