Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught?

Can Emotional Intelligence Be Taught?

Many organizations understand that in today’s business environment, employees need more than traditional technical skills for the organization to not only be successful but to avoid becoming extinct. And, emotional intelligence (EI) is one of the most common ways they are attempting to assess their employees’ ability to grow and adapt. But, can EI be taught and developed?

Mindful Love: What "Heart" Practices Will You Employ?

Mindful Love: What "Heart" Practices Will You Employ?

February is all about the heart: Valentine’s Day, Go Red for Women, American Heart Month. You see reminders everywhere of things you can buy and give to show your love. For me, February is a reminder of how my mindfulness practice can help me build and create relationships. Here are some helpful “heart” practices you can employ without spending a dime...

Replace the Robot: Three Keys to Changing Habits

Replace the Robot: Three Keys to Changing Habits

Behavior change is hard no matter how much we want to change. The reason for this is that much of our daily activity is based on our habits. Habits are slow to establish and change – and require a lot of self-control to stop or start these automatic behaviors. Based on the latest research in neuroscience and cognitive behavior, here’s what you need to know if you want to improve your chances of making behavior change that lasts.

What's On Your 2019 Resolution List?

What's On Your 2019 Resolution List?

A 2018 poll completed by Marist College found that “being a better person” and “weight loss” share the top spot as the most frequently mentioned resolutions for 2018. So, what does it mean to be a “better person”? Learn how Saundra reflected on this question and what she’s focused on in 2019.

One For You, Three For Me

One For You, Three For Me

Most of us have to admit that we’re guilty of buying many things for ourselves when we shop for others. In fact, a National Retail Federation study in 2015 found that over 55% of consumers plan to treat themselves during the holiday season. Before you reach for that credit card, consider this…

The Secret to Giving the Perfect Gift

The Secret to Giving the Perfect Gift

To many of us, the holidays mean gift-giving. Each year we vow that we will start early and dazzle everyone with our thoughtfulness and generosity. We obsess about who to buy for…“What would they like? Where can I get it? And how much money should I spend?”.  Even with all this worry and effort, we often fail to find the perfect gift for that particular person. But, why?

Holiday Stress is Approaching: Are You a High Achiever or Perfectionist?

Holiday Stress is Approaching: Are You a High Achiever or Perfectionist?

You can feel the shift in energy every year around the holidays. It’s a mixture of excitement and anxiety…what a combination! We assume that we’re always stressed this time of year and that’s just the way it is.  After all, do we really have a choice? Well, of course, we do. Check out the differences between high achievers and perfectionists and see where you fall. Then, make a choice to exercise self-compassion and proper perspective.

Shoo the Flu - Become a Carrier of Gratitude

Shoo the Flu - Become a Carrier of Gratitude

Most people in the U. S. think of Thanksgiving as the official launch of the busy holiday season. While that’s true, it’s also the unofficial start of the cold and flu season. Instead of spreading sickness, consider being a carrier of gratitude.  It seems that gratitude, just like a cold, is contagious - and it’s good for your health, too!