Here's a great article on Emotional Intelligence and how Emotional Presence and Emotional Depth differ.  Read on, as they are both important EQ tools...
Emotional depth is the ability to handle complex feelings -- to "sit in the middle of the fire and not shrink back."
Emotional presence is the ability to authentically show feelings in an appropriate way.

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the ability to build people up, bring them together, and motivate them to do their best.  And that's why study after study has ranked EQ atop the core competencies that determine a company's success.
Brains Alone Don't Make a Leader.

"Feeling connected to yourself and others, having a sense of purpose in life, feeling hopeful, being loved and to love, all help you create the life you want for yourself and are the key ingredients for maintaining overall health."

Essi Systems

Lots Re: Emotions, including how the brain works, Stupidity, Automatic Thoughts, Improving Diet and more...
He also discusses the Event --> Interpretation --> Emotion --> Action process of Congnitive Therapy (much like Doc's Event -> Meaning -> Feeling -> Behaviour model)

"I think the reward for conformity is that everyone likes you except yourself."

-- Rita Mae Brown

"Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to."

-- Alan Keightley

"To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly."

- Henri Bergson {1859-1941 French Author & Nobel Prize Winner}

Imagine this...You have an emotional "issue" that's bugged you your whole life (like abandonment, or being rejected, or dreading a punishment).  You sit down, get into a nice calm place, get hooked up to a machine and Wham -- the next thing you know, you're all "Fixed".  That feeling you've been carrying your whole life is gone, Poof!, never to return.
Sounds pretty space-age, right?  Well, it's here!!
Read about the WaveMaker, a semi-magical machine that I hear REALLY WORKS!

Mary Ellen Copeland in The Mental Health American, Fall 2000 says:
"Taking back control of your life by making your own decisions and your own choices is essential to recovery. It will help you to feel better about yourself and may even help you to relieve some of the symptoms that have been troubling to you. "
complete story:

"Be who you are and say what you feel because...
those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."

- Dr. Seuss

Here's a "framework" (list of skills) involved for Emotional Intelligence at Work.  It's a great list of competencies -- rate yourself!

My chosen job is to go out into the world, figure out how to do this Life thing, and come back and report it to you. 
If I'm not teaching or writing, I'm watching, and listening, and learning.  If I was in formal school, I couldn't spend any more time on my classes and homework then I now spend with my chosen studies.
We've all gotten SoHKed (pronounced soak'd, i.e. the School of Hard Knocks).  But, we're still here!  We're still alive and kickin' and out there in the world Git'n Er Done.
So what did we learn along the way?