Emotional Intelligence #4: Empathy

Recognising Emotions in Others – Empathy   Can you step into another’s shoes? You’re at a roundabout and a car in the lane beside you swerves into your lane.  You blow your horn and shout some obscenities.  Later you see the driver parked next to you at a petrol...

Surrendering to What Is

Surrendering to What Is Think of something in your life that you’ve been trying to solve for a long time.  Maybe it has been a change you want for yourself, a change you want in your partner, a fear of poverty.  Whatever it is, have you tried hard to control this? ...

Emotional Intelligence #3: Motivating Oneself

I really think a champion is defined not by their wins.  But by how they can recover when they fall Serena Williams Last year, I had a business idea.  Following a conversation with a friend, I had a lightbulb moment to start an ethical loungewear company.  I called on...

When Less is More

When too much news became bad news:  lessons I learned from too much news consumption Today, I start a week-long digital detox.  I consumed HOURS of news this week, reeled in by the drama, the weight of the outcome, and that interactive map.  I went to bed on Friday...

Emotional Intelligence 2: Self-Regulation

Self-Regulation:  Managing Emotions Pandemic, politics, and 2020 in general, can trigger anxiety, despair, and irritability.  In Lockdown 2, I am trying to just accept them.  I hate the word trigger.  A word loaded with many meanings but here, I suppose, it gets to...

Meeting Darkness with Light

How is it November 1st already? The official start of winter.  In pagan times, people marked it with the Samhain festival.  A time to welcome in the harvest and usher in the darker half of the year with gratitude. At Samhain, the division between the two worlds, of...