Improve Your Emotional Intelligence: Know Your Choices

Brute fact: You do not control all the good or  bad things happen. Best to work at controlling your attitude when bad things happen; however, sometimes even that ability gets taken away. What then? Endure as best you can, pray or hope for things to change. Until change comes not beat up on yourself if you …

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Helping Children Deal With Election Angst

A BITTER FACT: Unless you control your upset about the election, you are passing your feelings on to any children you interact with. Not good. I  am hearing far too many complaints about how children are upset by the election. Then there was learning that my grandson’s first grade class held an election and the …

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How To Give Wisely and Strengthen Emotional Intelligence

With Thanksgiving over and the push to buy, buy, for the coming of Christmas, this blog post focuses on  how to keep the joy of giving alive.  I was happy to step back from Christmas giving when I became a Jew. All too often, Christmas had left me poor financially and did not seem to …

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Be Grateful for All – Three Tips

Emotional Fitness Tips Tip One:Practice gratitude constantly. Pause five or more times an hour to take a Calming Breath, close your eyes and say “Thank you.” Tip Two: Learn to be grateful for the bad stuff. As the Irish say, “Enough is a feast.”  Most of the bad stuff is minor stuff. Not so minor, look for …

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