Stillness

  To truly get in touch with our emotions, requires a certain level of being able to be still, motionless. Like the eye in the middle of the storm, we must shut off the raging cyclone of the external stimuli. Only in the silence we can tune in to read our internal compass, which connects us to our emotions. To cultivate the silence we need to learn to manoeuvre our way through the frazzled chaos that is becoming an everyday norm within our society. When we are bombarded with noise, constant motion and the busy-ness of life, it is no wonder we become exhausted. To find our way into stillness and calm we need to become more centred and focused. It is through being still that we find the antidote against exhaustion and start to regain our tranquility. “The...

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Emotions

  Emotional intelligence has a direct impact on the level of happiness we experience in our life and vice-versa. Happiness is but one example of our emotions. Through understanding and getting in touch with our own emotions, we are better able to communicate more openly with others and have deeper, more meaningful connections. This improves the wellbeing of others and our selves. There has been so much on-going research and debate regarding the definition of our emotional spectrum over the ages. In 300BC Aristotle identified the following emotions: anger; mildness; love; enmity (hate); fear; confidence; shame/shamelessness; benevolence; pity, indignation, envy, emulation and contempt. In 1872 Charles Darwin was the first to write that humans express emotions...

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Happiness

  Our emotional intelligence (EI) can have a direct impact on the level of happiness we experience in our life and visa-versa. Research studies have shown that EI is a significant predictor of happiness. A UK study found that happier individuals were better able to regulate their emotions and that happiness resulted in an increase in the level of self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, social-awareness and social-skills. Happiness itself is based on how we view the events and circumstances of our lives. The definition relates to a state of well being that is defined and characterized by positive or pleasant emotions. The typical emotions associated with the state of happiness range from contentment to intense joy. The question arises as to whether...

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Emotional Intelligence (EI)

  If you want to focus on expanding your growth potential, one area to consider, that reaps a high return on investment is emotional intelligence (EI). Armed with hard-core technical skills and know how to support setting your goals and achieving them is great, however what can derail you on your road to success are your emotions. How you react to your own emotions and those of others around you can stop you in your tracks or help to propel you forward. EI relates to your ability to recognize not only how you feel in a given situation but also how other people around you are feeling. Emotional Quotient (EQ) is about how you use those feelings to help guide both your thinking and behaviour to navigate towards a positive appropriate outcome. We all have a...

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Writing For Change ebook

Writing For Change Unknown Curling up Into a tight ball Wondering About the unknown The need to open up Comes as a realization Be ready to uncurl Embrace the Darkness in the unknown Be ready to shed light Into the crevices And see that excitement And awe that awaits But can be found only through Leaning into The unknown Where possibilities abound Only if we live our lives Wide open and in acceptance of The not-knowing As a critical step To unfolding our true Self Writing For Change ISBN: 978-0-9916845-1-9 $26.00CAD + Shipping and Handling NOTE: All proceeds will be donated to the United Way of Halton Hills ebook also available through Kindle, Amazon $5.65 CDN Email:...

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