BE A COOL CAT NOT A MAD DOG: FIVE TIPS TO STRENGTHEN EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

What’s your feeling temperature right now? Most of today? The past week or so?  See if a negative feeling is getting to you. Take your feeling temperature. Feelings are signals telling you to be aware so you can stay safe. That’s the good news. The bad news? Signals are not always clear and are often misinterpreted. …

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Take A Hike: Strengthen Your Emotional Intelligence

Take ten, time out, take a hike are all useful ideas for dealing with negative emotions. Use it to rate the importance of the issue. Ten is exploding and ready to kill; five is just happens too often; one is not worth my getting upset.  Ratings above a five need to be addressed. How: maybe …

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Howling Despair – 6 Controlling Anger Tips

What is the end point of your anger? Mine is a state I call “Howling Despair.” Here is how the growth of my anger looks on my personal  Feeling Thermometer. Anger is a signal to right a wrong. How you handle anger depends on your emotional intelligence, what I mean by emotional fitness.  As a child, …

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HOW TO USE FEELING THERMOMETERS – SESSION EIGHT

Congratulations, you are now ready to move on to the second Emotional Fitness Training  Skill: Measuring Feelings. Go here for previous course sessions.   You can get a free copy of this one by going here. Why measure feelings? So you can spot when a bossy feeling is trying to take over and get you to …

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