Irvine’s Weekly EQ Workout

Teams are an ever-increasing reality in our work world. And, because of this, we need to learn how to become more emotionally intelligent!
Anger is all around us. Just talk to someone rushing at the airport—if you interrupt them on their way to the gate, they are likely to respond in anger!
Michelangelo said that in sculpting his masterpiece “David” he was merely chipping away from the marble everything that was not David.
Everyone knows that friends make life better, but there is a growing body of evidence that shows people who have good friendships and strong social circles live longer—as well as happier—lives.
They slice and dice, cutting wounds not easily healed by pacifying words.
Boundaries are those invisible lines around yourself that let people know the limits of what they can say or do around you.
“There are no classes in life for beginners,” wrote poet Rainer Maria Rilke. “Right away you are always asked to deal with what is most difficult.”
When we feel this level of anxiety and overwhelm, we tend to respond in predictable ways.
If the pandemic taught us anything in these past two years it is that there are things in life over which we have no control While we cannot control the weather, death, or another’s thoughts, much as we might like to.
Last I had the pleasure of experiencing the keynote speech of Candice Mama from South Africa. In it she tells the spellbinding story of how she was moved to forgive the man who murdered her father. The human capacity to forgive even the deepest wrongs is truly awe-inspiring.
For those experiencing sorrow, whether, through death, separation, divorce, illness, job loss, or relocation, the glittering commercialism and unrelenting cheer of the holiday season can be stressful.
For those experiencing sorrow, whether, through death, separation, divorce, illness, job loss, or relocation, the glittering commercialism and unrelenting cheer of the holiday season can be stressful.
For those experiencing sorrow, whether, through death, separation, divorce, illness, job loss, or relocation, the glittering commercialism and unrelenting cheer of the holiday season can be stressful.