emotional intelligence

It’s Up to You

To the question of your life, you are the only answer. To the problems of your life, you are the only solution. Nobody can fix you but you. Nobody can make you happy but you. Nobody can even help you but you. It’s up to you. What if everything that happened to you, and even everything around you, was there...

2 Kinds of Guilt: Punishing vs. Productive

Guilt can be Good or Bad. There are Two (2) Kinds of Guilt: 1. Punishing Guilt -- when you're Trashing yourself and beating yourself up for something you did, or didn't do. 2. Productive Guilt -- when you are Learning your lesson, taking the consequences of your actions boldly and maturely, and vowing inside yourself to Learn from your experience...


Last week, I asked our ND grads: “If you had a chance to teach the world only 3 of the most vital concepts about emotional intelligence, the 3 most important things you’ve learned/realized, what would they be?” Valerie 1. "The past is not dead, it's not even the past." - William Faulkner 2. "Your are not responsible for what your...

Positive Emotions

When Needs and Desires are Fulfilled, One Tends to Feel: from http://SuccessWithDepression.com/positive-emotions/ Absorbed Encouraged Jubilant Adventurous Energetic Longing Affectionate Engrossed Loving Alert Enlivened Mellow Alive Enthusiastic Merry Amazed Exalted Mirthful Amused Excited Moved Animated Exhilarated Open Appreciated Expansive Optimistic Aroused Expectant Overjoyed Astonished Exuberant Overwhelmed Blissful Fascinated Peaceful Buoyant Friendly Proud Breathless Fulfilled Radiant Calm Gay Rapturous Carefree Giddy

Lord's Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, and...

Twitters Away!

Ok, sorry, I haven't been posting because I've been Twitterin' and Tweetin'. It's fun. follow me. #MattPerelstein (wow, that's a cool statement, "follow me", for that means I have somewhere to take you... And that I do... follow me... into the depths inside us. our feelings, our heart, our passions and our soul.)