THE five minute EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE (EI) NEWSLETTER - by Johanna Vanderpol - the website for emotional intelligence, authentic happiness and coaching
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.
1. New e-book available now
2. Did you know? From the research
3. Quote
4. Action step for you
1. E-BOOK LAUNCH: Honouring Your Emotions: Why It Matters.
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 with any 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. 1995.
3. Quote 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 relaxation.
- From the Bahai Writings, letter written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi to an individual believer, November 3, 1947, Compilations, Lights of Guidance, p. 297
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4. Action step for you
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 this.
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