emotional intelligence

Gratefully Overwhelmed

How can we help ourselves when we love most of the activities and people in our lives but it’s all just too much? Lately I’ve been feeling tired, tense, overwhelmed and even though I also feel grateful for all of it, I needed a shift to a sustainable pace.

Doing It Your Way

“Doing it your way” sounds like a dandy idea but actually having the guts to do it is a different story. Join me as I slow down that moment in time when I decide, “Yes! I’m going to do it my way!”

Unhappy to Happy Birthday

What do you do when your emotions are out of whack?

When our feelings surprise us (like feeling unhappy on a birthday!), it's a sign that there's something going on beneath the surface. Perhaps fear is lurking there. Perhaps an old belief is lingering. Whatever it is, the way beyond it is often by digging into it.

"I have a dream." What's yours?

I'm creating this post on August 28, 2018, exactly 55 years after Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous "I Have a Dream" speech.

When was the last time you gave yourself the time and space to dream of what you really want in your life?

What are you struggling against?

What are you struggling against these days? How might you get past that Saboteur voice in your head — the mean inner critic that says things like you're not enough and makes things way to complicated! — and gently lean into doing what you really want to do? 

Recovery Mode with Help From Emotional Intelligence

How do you recover after you've completed something big such as, an important presentation, teaching, or giving a speech? Moving from fuzzy-headedness to energized, clear thinking can be expedited by using emotional intelligence techniques.