An accountability partner is someone of your profession, or any person who holds similar life values and sensibilities, with whom you meet on a regular basis.
It doesn’t matter who you are – a corporate CEO or an elementary school teacher … – the qualities that embody emotional intelligence can and should be cultivated.
How do you deal with an emotional challenge? Do you try to ignore it? Brave it out amidst the demands of life? Or do you honor it, acknowledge it, and give it some space and time?
I am certain you’ve heard the phrase, “You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make it drink.” Well, it’s true and wise phrase, not just for horses, but for people, too.
or many of us, our social plans are the source of relaxed interaction with others, a way for decompressing from the demands of life or, if one works alone, a way of reconnecting with the world. So what happens when you are ripe and ready for some fun or stimulating conversation and, suddenly, plans get canceled?
When we can find and commune with the silence within ourselves, a sense of calm pervades everything we do.
In an age where texting and email reign as two of our main forms of interpersonal communication, letter writing is a novel experience for many people.
Octopusing is my way of describing when someone is going in too many directions or putting their attention towards too many things. This is a challenge many of us face in a busy, demanding world.
Certainly, some acts of kindness take time and resources. But many take nothing more than a smile, an encouraging word, an arm to lean on, …
Some time ago I read a great, little article in a health journal* about procrastination – that dogged, dirty word that makes many of us want to hide in shame. In this proactive, accomplishment-driven world, procrastination is a painful visitation.