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Emotional Agility – A Skill For Our Times

image courtesy of JESHOOTS.com AGILITY: The ability to think and act quickly. Flexibility – Adaptability - Nimbleness – Quickness – Alertness – Responsiveness. EMOTIONS: A biological, body-based information system that tells you...

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Staying Tuned In Without Going Crazy

Staying Tuned In Without Going Crazy

Healthy Detachment Diane worked for a venture capital firm with a highly toxic environment. Over time her health was seriously affected. She realized that she needed to step back and stop getting worked up over things she had no control over. That’s when she began...

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Fear, Masks and Leadership

(photo courtesy of Karolina Grabowska) FEAR I have long said that if I had to teach about only one emotion it would be FEAR. In its unadulterated form, fear’s function is to save your life and keep you from harm. We need fear to survive. Given the complexity of the...

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Fingers Crossed? There’s a Better Way to Cope

Fingers Crossed? There’s a Better Way to Cope

You are smart enough to know that keeping your fingers crossed won’t elect your preferred candidate, get you that job or promotion or make the world safer. Yet, we can be at a loss as to what to do, or even be overwhelmed by all the options for coping. This week I...

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Ask Joie: Anxious Sibling is Exhausting Me

How to Communicate with Relatives You’re Sheltering in Place With Note: All identifying information, such as gender, have been changed. This week I received a question on Ask Joie from someone living in quarantine with an adult sibling who gets very anxious about the...

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Top Skills Needed for a Successful 2020

Top Skills Needed for a Successful 2020

If you're looking to grow your professional skills I came across an interesting article in Forbes that may give you some direction as to what to work on: The 10+ Most Important Job Skills Every Company Will Be Looking For in 2020. Of course, Emotional Intelligence is...

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Love Is Not an Emotion . . . Wait, what?!

People are often surprised when I say that love is not an emotion. Love is believed by many to be a force of nature. I don't disagree (though I call it something else.) I believe that force is instrumental in the attraction we feel for someone and in everything that...

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Emotions at Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Time. Nostalgia is in the air. It is a holiday that brings up a lot of feelings – be it joy, love, gratitude, resentment, sorrow, or loneliness. Nothing evokes mixed feelings like family. Sitting at a table with those with opposite political views, a...

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Befriending Your Fear

"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear." -Redmoon Fear is a mistrusted and unappreciated emotion in modern society. It is something to be conquered or avoided at all costs. If you cannot keep from...

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