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5 Best Emotional Intelligence Courses for the Workplace

Do you ever snap at an employee at work? (Or do you wait until you get home and take your stress out on your family?)

Are you struggling with turnover? Unable to motivate employees? Profits are down and stress is up? Are constant conflicts keeping you tied up in knots?

Time to hone up on your emotional intelligence skills! EQ determines how effectively we navigate stress, lead ourselves and others, and whether or not we're successful in our everyday interactions.

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

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

Turn Inward Emotional Turbulence to Inner Peace with These EQ Skills

For many years, I was consumed by an inward emotional turbulence, continually feeling too emotional and off balance. Eventually, I started getting genuinely curious about why.

Turns out that my inability to regulate my emotions was the key culprit. Learning emotional intelligence was a path for me to build skills and create inner peace. By learning basic EQ skills, I could surf and calm the emotional waves, gain self-understanding, replace my unkind self-talk with compassion, and regain my motor of joy. You can, too!

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

Posted in Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

5 Ways to Use Empathy and Empathizing to Improve Any Relationship!

Empathy is embedded in the deepest parts of our brain and affects every relationship. From the first time that we shared our snack on the playground, to helping a friend study for a college exam, to supporting our spouse during a hectic work cycle, the opportunities are endless for this vital emotional intelligence skill. And it’s an indispensable part of being human, an emotional conduit for human connection and better relationships!

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes

Posted in Emotional Intelligence & Fitness, How to Build Empathy

5 Ways Brain Fitness and Behavioral Health Are Optimized by Healthy Habits

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you struggling with bad habits or a lack of focus? Combatting anxiety or discouragement?

As we navigate our lives filled with technology, relational challenges, social unrest, and growing demands on our time, it’s natural to get off balance sometimes. However, we have the power to change our lives and commit to practices that create healthy habits to keep our brains fit. And brain fitness is crucial for a happy life; it is, after all, the hard drive! With the right strategies, we can become healthier, learn new habits of mind, and become mindful versions of [...]

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

Frustrated with Dependent Adult Children? 5 Ways to Ignite Resilience and Financial Stability

It is a growing trend today that more and more adult children live with their parents instead of leading independent lives. In 2020, a record number of adult children returned home to live with their parents. Of course, it was understandable, given the circumstances of the pandemic and the unprecedented job losses and business closures. However, jobs are plentiful now, and yet Pew Research Center reports that in July of 2022, half of adults ages 18-29 lived with one or both of their parents.

Given this trend, what parental support is helpful, and what stifles independence, resiliency, and [...]

Posted in Perfectly Imperfect Parenting, Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

Resiliency, Inner Peace, and How to Calm in an Emotional Storm

We are all still adjusting to post-pandemic and building more forward momentum. Regardless of what challenges you face, resiliency is critical. When confronted with tragic world events coupled with personal challenges of our own, life can seem overwhelming. Learning emotional intelligence skills will help, grounding you in inner peace and well-being despite stressful times. When dealing with uncertainty, worry, and anxiety, you will be glad you have a life jacket keeping you afloat in the turbulent waters of emotions.

Estimated reading time: 4.5 minutes

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

How to Stop Procrastinating in 4 Easy Steps

Many associate procrastination with a lack of self-discipline. Procrastinating is a symptom, not a problem.Believe it or not, you have a really good reason for procrastinating, but you’re not listening! Usually, we’re too busy criticizing ourselves! Learn an amazing process to accomplish far more this year!

Estimated reading time: 4.5 minutes ... unless you procrastinate! 😆

Posted in Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

Empathy vs. Compassion—Which One Is Better?

We have all been there—someone we care about is hurting, and we want to support them but don’t know how. Should we empathize or show compassion? What is the difference between empathy and compassion? And which one should we express when?

Let’s take a closer look at the differences between empathy and compassion to understand how to apply them in everyday life. Understanding each one better can help us understand each other more authentically.

Related reading time: 7 minutes

Posted in Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

3 Life-Changing EQ Tools that Will Transform Your Life for the Better!

Did you consciously choose your habits? Do you feel stuck or in a rut with bad habits? A simple way to shift our lives for the better is through emotional intelligence.

Habits are one of the most vital things to be mindful of and intentional with. They have tremendous power—for better or worse! Each tiny (and not-so-small) habit in your life adds up to the quality of your life.And how you think and feel each day is directly responsible for new beginnings and transforming the old into the new.

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

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

How Pets Improve Children's Mental Health, Emotional Regulation, and Development

  1. Watching children grow and develop is as rewarding as it is fascinating. Children are like little sponges, soaking up information and discovering all they can learn about their environment. Within a family, parents, siblings, and grandparents all play a significant role and greatly impact a child’s emotional development. However, they are not the only influence on children at home. Growing up with a pet can positively impact early childhood development and help establish healthy emotional regulation and mental health in children.

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

Posted in Perfectly Imperfect Parenting, Emotional Intelligence & Fitness

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