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A Simple Way to Increase Your Joy

A Simple Way to Increase Your Joy | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
Start by asking yourself: What's right in my life?
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David Hain's curator insight, December 12, 2012 1:48 AM

Choose your attitude and your results will follow!

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Managing your emotions can save your heart - Harvard Health Blog

Managing your emotions can save your heart - Harvard Health Blog | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
Managing your emotions can help protect your heart health.
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I remember one of my cardiac mind/body programs when I women after a number of sessions said I now know why I had my heart attack. It's because ii"i've been so angry for so many years.

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Complaining Is Terrible for You, According to Science

Complaining Is Terrible for You, According to Science | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
Steeping yourself in negativity has seriously terrible consequences for your mental and physical health.
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All emotions are important, but be cautious to not get stuck in negativity.

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How to Hire for Emotional Intelligence

How to Hire for Emotional Intelligence | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
A standard interview won’t test for it.
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If you want a team or culture to be emotionally intelligent - you have to hire for it!

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Your High-Intensity Feelings May Be Tiring You Out

Your High-Intensity Feelings May Be Tiring You Out | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
To manage your energy, try calming down.
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Learning to be aware of and how to manage our emotions (EQ) are the keys to our effectiveness, productivity and resiliency. It's also important to realize that emotions are contagious - your intensity  could be exhausting your team or family as well.

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5 Potentially Toxic Emotions That Can Lead to Overeating

5 Potentially Toxic Emotions That Can Lead to Overeating | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
Here are five potentially toxic emotions that can lead to overeating and some healthy ways deal with them.
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We know that EQ is the difference maker in exemplary leadership, but can it be helpful in managing weight? You bet it can.

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Sharing monkeys suggest amygdala affects kindness - Futurity

Sharing monkeys suggest amygdala affects kindness - Futurity | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
New research shows the brain's amygdala can influence positive social functions like kindness and what might be called charitable giving in humans.
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Maybe our amygdalae are more sophisticated that we knew?

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Virtual Parenting Retreat • Six Seconds

Virtual Parenting Retreat • Six Seconds | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
Whole-Hearted Parenting – A Virtual Retreat for Parents Grab a cup of coffee, pull up a chair and join the virtual retreat for parents!   No one understands a parent better than another parent. It’s a gathering of parents from around the world interested in exploring issues in parenting with emotional intelligence. It’s happening all …
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Why We Need to Share Our Honest Feelings

Why We Need to Share Our Honest Feelings | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
We may think that it’s easy to tell a little white lie to save someone else’s feelings, but is it? Wouldn’t it be easier to just tell the truth?
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A good lesson in emotional intelligence.

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The Secret to Love Is Just Kindness

The Secret to Love Is Just Kindness | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
Science says lasting relationships come down to—you guessed it—kindness and generosity.
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Another aspect of kindness and generosity is that it is also healthy for the giver.

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Bruce Joseph Pimentel's curator insight, October 23, 2015 10:09 AM

Supervisors and Managers take note...

"A person who feels appreciated will always do more than what is expected."

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There’s More Right in the World Than You Might Think

There’s More Right in the World Than You Might Think | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
Why does the media report mostly on what's going wrong? There's a lot more going right than we think.
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We've become emotionally dumb and numb. We need to develop  our emotional intelligence and become slaves to predisposition to fear.

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How to demystify chemical exposure

How to demystify chemical exposure | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
We’re coming down the home stretch with OSHA Globally Harmonized System (GHS) for hazardous communication compliance.
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Are you prepared for the OSHA Globally Harmonized System? Less than a year away.

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How To Get Rid of Negative Thoughts - PsyBlog

How To Get Rid of Negative Thoughts - PsyBlog | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
Repressing thoughts doesn't work so here are 8 ways to get rid of negative thoughts.
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Negative thoughts go hand and hand with unpleasant emotions. Neither makes for a productive day. Learn how to change your thoughts will help change how you feel and create a better day.

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Wise Habits of Supremely Happy People

Wise Habits of Supremely Happy People | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
We’re always chasing something—be it a promotion, a new car, or a significant other. This leads to the belief that, “When (blank) happens, I’ll finally be happy.” While these major events do make us
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This is not the typical list you see in such articles. Many of the suggestions are based a current research, i.e.Spend money on other people.

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6 Healthy Ways to Shed Layers of Emotional Pain

6 Healthy Ways to Shed Layers of Emotional Pain | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
We all have layers of emotional pain, from past experiences, that can hold us back in the present. Here's how to start releasing them.
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Sometimes pain can be overwhelming, which makes it difficult to find relief. This article provides advice and strategies to find relief.

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How to Find the Goodness Within Others with Jack Kornfield

How to Find the Goodness Within Others with Jack Kornfield | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
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Being open to the goodness in others and to recognize it is something we need more of as we become increasingly polarized.

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A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
You get all kinds of happiness advice on the internet from people who don't know what they're talking about. Don't trust them.

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.

UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.

Here's what you and I can learn from the people who really have answers:

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It's not the "bad" or unpleasant feelings aren't instructive, its getting caught in them. This advice helps to understand the value or message of the unpleasant feeling and to move on.

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David Hain's curator insight, February 1, 6:16 AM

How to train your brain into an upwards spiral and make yourself feel better!  Neuroscience backed.

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Why 'grrr' and 'argh' say it best - Futurity

Why 'grrr' and 'argh' say it best - Futurity | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
It takes one-tenth of a second for our brains to recognize emotions from vocal sounds. Happy ones are detected more quickly, but angry ones last longer.
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Fascinating, but confirms how critical emotions are to the human experience.

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Jet.com’s Strategy: Low Prices, Fast Delivery, Happy Workers

Jet.com’s Strategy: Low Prices, Fast Delivery, Happy Workers | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
The start-up’s founder and chief says happiness, in particular the happiness of his employees, will separate his company from ventures that have failed.
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Article highlights one companies strategy to apply the wisdom of emotions for corporate success.

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People in touch with their feelings have less belly fat - Futurity

People in touch with their feelings have less belly fat - Futurity | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
A study of 400 people found that those who were "mindful" and in touch with their feelings were less likely to be obese. They also had less belly fat.
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Interesting! Just one more benefit to building and strengthening your EQ skils! 

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The Funny Thing About Adversity - The New York Times

The Funny Thing About Adversity - The New York Times | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
It makes you more compassionate. Except when others are suffering just as you did.
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Bruce Joseph Pimentel's curator insight, October 23, 2015 10:12 AM

"Hard times will always will always reveal your true friends."

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10 Thinking Patterns That Can Lead to Depression

10 Thinking Patterns That Can Lead to Depression | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
Learn to recognize and challenge this 10 thinking patterns before they send you spiraling into depression.
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The Iran Nuclear Deal - A Risk Worth Taking

The Iran Nuclear Deal - A Risk Worth Taking | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
“Without imperfection, neither you nor I would exist.” ~ Stephen Hawking The politicians, pundits and journalists who are against the Iran Nuclear Agreement focus on one point: it’s not perfect...
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This month is the anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima and it is critical month for the review process of the Iran Nuclear Agreement. Will our emotional wisdom and intelligence be used or will march to drums of war?

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8 Ways Emotionally Intelligent People Deal With Toxic People

8 Ways Emotionally Intelligent People Deal With Toxic People | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it

Life is stressful enough for most of us. Allowing a toxic individual to ravage your immediate environment can cause havoc in your mental well-being, which can lead to physical challenges.

A bad state of mind not only affects your physical well-being but makes it difficult for you to respond calmly under pressure. Ninety percent of top performers are skilled at managing their emotions, so your ability to perform effectively can be affected if you do not adopt strategies that will allow you to deal with toxic people.


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People are not toxic, however their emotions may have a toxic affect on others as as to their own well-being. 

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Don Wilson's curator insight, July 13, 2015 12:52 PM

Emotional Intelligence is a great skill to possess. It will truly benefit your life and everyone around you. If you are a student, parent, husband, wife, employee, employer; entrepreneur, teacher, preacher. If you are a man woman, or child, EI, can help you release damaging toxins, left by toxic people (and you too) that add undue stress, tension, and pressure; and free yourself, by improving your mental state, which in turn, increases your health and performance.

 

Other benefits include, but are not limited to; lower blood pressure and hyper-tension, blood sugar levels (diabetes), headaches, back and stomach pain. Paranoia, anxiety, and other related symptoms.

 

I am a student and practitioner of EI; and I have grown and benefited from it greatly, and so can you.

FELICIA PHILLIPS's curator insight, July 13, 2015 4:25 PM

Great Ways to Deal with Toxic People! 

Alicia Newton's curator insight, July 14, 2015 9:07 AM

Great article on avoiding the quicksand of toxic people. I practice many of these techniques. Boundaries; many you will have to love from a distance and it's ok. Being clear that just because people have the right to say what they want doesn't make it true about you; keep it moving. There will be positive & negative people. You get to choose who you will lend your energy to.

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OSHA Is Supposed to Protect Workers From Hazards. Politics Have Consistently Gotten in the Way.

OSHA Is Supposed to Protect Workers From Hazards. Politics Have Consistently Gotten in the Way. | Emotional Wisdom | Scoop.it
On May 28, 1971, exactly one month after opening its doors, the already reviled Occupational Safety and Health Administration handed out its first citation. The citation went to Allied Chemical Corp., which had allowed highly toxic mercury to pool on floors and working surfaces at its chlorine plant in Moundsville, West Virginia....
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Excellent review of the uphill battle for worker and consumer safety.

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