THE five minute EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE (EI) NEWSLETTER - by Johanna
Because of the masses of information we are subject to each day, I have
purposely kept this newsletter brief. However, if you remain a regular
subscriber, this is a good way to increase your emotional intelligence little by
little, day by day. Each issue will have an action step or exercise designed to
increase your EI. This is my gift to you. Enjoy.
PREMIER ISSUE, MAY 2004
1. New e-book available now
2. Did you know? From the research
4. Action step for you
1. E-BOOK LAUNCH: Honouring Your Emotions: Why It
Finally, after two years of finding the time and my voice, I have released
my first e-book.
This book is based on the science of emotional intelligence (EI) but goes
beyond that. It fills a gap in the EI field. Where emotional
intelligence training programs teach EI competencies, this book teaches how to
process an emotion from beginning to end so that it does not cause havoc in your
life or your body. It teaches you how to process an emotion in the moment that
it occurs. This model will be useful for the rest of your life. Emotions
need not take over anymore, but can be used for their original purpose: to guide
you in your life along with reason. Emotions can be the reason for success
instead of suffering.
Emotions and reason are intertwined, and both are critical to
problem-solving. - (Damasio 1997).
Purchase and download my new e-book from my website for only $14.95 US
dollars, taxes included.
Special for my fellow Canadian residents: $14.95 CDN, taxes included.
When you buy the book, please feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
comments. Improvements come from feedback.
Stay tuned for web-based courses, CD audio programs,
workshops and personal coaching based on the book that will help you
apply what you have read.
2. Did you know? From the research
As much as 80% of adult "success" comes from EQ (emotional quotient) -
Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence: Why it can matter more than IQ.
...you should not neglect your health, but consider it the means which
enables you to serve. It -- the body -- is like a horse which carries the
personality and spirit, and as such should be well cared for so it can do its
work! You should certainly safeguard your nerves, and force yourself to take
time, and not only for prayer meditation, but for real rest and
- From the Bahai Writings, letter written on behalf of
Shoghi Effendi to an individual believer, November 3, 1947, Compilations, Lights
of Guidance, p. 297
- see www.bahai.org4. Action step for
One of the qualities that make us more emotionally intelligent is
gratitude. Science shows that choosing to generate feelings of gratitude reduces
damaging stress hormones and a happier state of mind. It also increases
resilience so that when the challenges of life befall you, you have an easier
time bouncing back. You think you have nothing to be grateful for? Try it
anyways and see how it feels.
Try this: Each night before you go to bed, think of
three things you are grateful for today. If you can think of more, go for it.
Make it a daily habit to think of things for which you are grateful. Try it when
you are grumpy. It is more difficult but doable. See if it doesn't shift you to
a more positive state of mind.
Next Newsletter Theme:
Importance of honouring your emotions and an exercise on how to do
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