Living What Matters Is The Heart of Emotional Intelligence

The world is full of people wanting you to do this or that, buy this or that, join this or that. Keeping focused on what matters is difficult.  Think for a minute about what matters most to you.  Make a list. Here’s mine in order:  My family, my friends, the children of the world, working for …

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Laughing Strengthens Your Emotional Intelligence When Things Are Tough

          When you cannot laugh, depression lurks; but is it depression or a reaction to pains all face at one time or another. Although inspired by my tendency at times to be or be seen as a Cranky Old One (COO) or a Weary Old One (WOO), no matter what a person’s age, stress, …

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Two Words To Strengthen Your Emotional Intelligence

 Truth is in the eyes and brains of the believer. When trouble brews ask “What if I am wrong?” Or “What if they are right?” or “What if we are both right or both wrong?” The two words “What if” jump start Emotional Intelligence.  The stronger we believe we know the truth, the more we cling …

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Emotional Intelligence Strengthening Exercise: Apologizing

No one likes admitting they are wrong, but when you are an apology goes a long way to restoring harmony. Here’s a thought, apologizing even when you do not think you are wrong also restores harmony.    How to apologize when you did no wrong, but someone thinks you did? You say the following “I’m sorry. …

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