Question Your Feelings

One of the first pillars of emotional intelligence is self-awareness. This is the process of better understanding your feelings through self-observation and self-inquiry. It requires that we look at our emotions from an objective viewpoint, and then be honest about … Continue reading

When Rationalization Gets in the Way of Happiness

Can thinking too much about your choices get in the way of happiness? A new study published in Personality and Social Psychology shows when this may be the case. Psychologists gave subjects two posters to choose from. In one group, … Continue reading

Healthy Escapism: The Emotional Intelligence Behind Fantasy and Distraction

One important aspect of emotional intelligence is knowing when to engage with an emotion vs. when to disengage from an emotion. By changing how we respond to our feelings, we can exercise more effective self-regulation and emotional management. While often … Continue reading

5 Signs You’re a Slave to Your Emotions

“Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.” Elizabeth Gilbert Our emotions have a huge amount of power over our choices and actions – and we can either become a master or … Continue reading