EQ comments by MattPerelstein

ND in MD?

Q: Matt and Paula, Wow, this sounds like a great weekend! What would it take, in terms of students and space to have you give a weekend workshop in Maryland? Blessings, Alison A: Not that much, really, Alison. Not that much, at all… We were just discussing this the other day… how LITTLE we need to make these huge emotional...

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ND in MD?

Q: Matt and Paula, Wow, this sounds like a great weekend! What would it take, in terms of students and space to have you give a weekend workshop in Maryland? Blessings, A in MD A: Not that much, really, A in MD. Not that much, at all… We were just discussing this the other day… how LITTLE we need to...

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My two worlds Collide…

(In writing my bio for a new project, I realized that the two very different areas of my life are finally coming together.) Matt has been designing and building database software applications for over 20 years, both as a programmer/analyst and a project manager. Matt specialty is in determining client's needs and building the software to meet or exceed those...

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Types of Emotion

Emotion, for the purpose of building boundaries, expressing values, and keeping yourself and your loved ones safe = PERSONAL POWER Emotion, for the purpose of loving, giving, understanding and healing = COMPASSION Emotion, for the purpose of connecting and expressing to others that you know and appreciate what they feel = EMPATHY Emotion, in order to release, and heal =...

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Take Control of your Life, Emotionally, in 3 Steps

Get a Clue: Open your eyes, to the fact that our Feelings and Emotions VERY MUCH affect our life, and require attention, respect and management. Get a Grip: Learn about yourself, how you operate, how you’re wired, how you function best, how you function worst. Get a Life: Take control of your self, your behaviours, your mind, your hart and...

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What is Emotional Intelligence? Case Study on Emotional Intelligence.



Answer to the question: What is Emotional Intelligence? Read these Case Studies on Emotional Intelligence.


EQRocks's insight:
Here is compiled some of the best research I've seen on the (clear) benefits of EQ! If you want to see very real numbers about what EQ can do, check out this page!

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Working from the Inside Out



Corporations increasingly offer meditation and mindfulness training to nurture innovation and leadership as well as to combat stress. What do they know that you don't?


EQRocks's insight:
"Apple Computer, Target, Deutsche Bank, Raytheon, Reebok, Hughes Aircraft, Starbucks, Xerox, IBM and Aetna International are among 44 major corporations adopting some measure of mindfulness practice."

“Those who embody mindful leadership are most likely to make the choices that are a win, win, win—good for the employees, good for the organization, good for society.”
Mindfulness = EQ, and EQRocks!!

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The Benefits of Optimism Are Real



Having a positive outlook is the most important predictor of resilience.


EQRocks's insight:
Positive emotions can, the researchers concluded, undo the effects of a stressful negative experience. Read on (and think positive... it works!)...

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How to Apologize Well - Excellence For Everyone



Did you know that one of the best things you can do for your relationships is to learn how to apologize well? Simply saying "I'm sorry" is not enough...


EQRocks's insight:
This is a very good article, and a great EQ skill!

"In the book Peacemaking For Families by Ken Sade and Tom Raabe. They explain that there are Seven A’sto a great apology. They are:Address everyone involved. (All those whom you affected.)Avoid if, but, and maybe. (Do not try to excuse your wrongs.)Admit specifically. (Both attitudes and actions.)Acknowledge the hurt. (Express sorrow for hurting someone.)Accept the consequences. (Such as making restitution.)Alter your behavior. (Change your attitudes and actions.)Ask for forgiveness."How (or how well) do you apologize??

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How To Really Understand Your Emotions



One of the most important aspects of being human is the fact that we have feelings -- all day long. And yet, rarely are we taught healthy ways to cope with them. Who among us learned about coping with emotions in school?


EQRocks's insight:
Great article, please read...
We basically have three options once we identify that we are having a feeling:1. We can implode (i.e., stuff it down, avoid it or pretend it's not there).2. We can explode (i.e., blast it out disrespectfully or destructively).3. We can express it safely and appropriately.

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An Empathy Video That Asks You To Stand in Someone Else's Shoes



If you could stand in someone else's shoes... Hear what they hear. See what they see. Feel what they feel. Would you treat them differently? A video that speaks to the connections we all need.


EQRocks's insight:
"In the end, it's about human connection. When we relate to those around us by understanding their back stories and their circumstances, we improve the way we work, the way we live, the way we take care of one another, the way we relate going forward and, as Martin Luther King Jr. would say, building the "beloved community" that edifies us all!"

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EQ-101, #2: The Art & Science of Emotional Intelligence - Emotional Healing



Emotional healing can help us 'get over' almost anything! See how emotions are created, how they join with our Thoughts to create our Behaviours, and step-by...


EQRocks's insight:
In part 2 of EQ-101, Paula and I discuss 'emotional healing', and take you (me) thru an exercise which shows how feelings and our current behaviours are developed and how to unravel them, and make sense of yourself and others! Let me know your thoughts ... Enjoy!

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How To Really Understand Your Emotions



One of the most important aspects of being human is the fact that we have feelings -- all day long. And yet, rarely are we taught healthy ways to cope with them. Who among us learned about coping with emotions in school?


EQRocks's insight:
Feelings matter. If we want to Heal it, we gotta FEEL it!

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KarmaTube: The Happiest Man in Sri Lanka



W.V. Sugathapala Damameella Watta is a security guard for a bakery in a small town south of Colombo, Sri Lanka, struggling to provide for his family of 5. Can he possibly the the happiest man alive?


EQRocks's insight:
Happiness is a Choice! Live it (like this guys does)!

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Maximize your "Aha!" Moment



Brain studies on creativity reveal what goes on at that "Aha!" moment when we get a sudden insight. If you measure EEG brain waves during a creative moment, it turns out there is very high


EQRocks's insight:
"What's the best way to mobilize this brain ability? It's first to concentrate intently on the goal or problem, and then relax into stage three: LET GO!"Short, powerful article!

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