Tagged: emotions

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Social Emotional Literacy

All feelings are ok – how we interpret and deal with them may not always be. Research has shown that emotions can either enhance or hinder our ability to work and learn. They affect our attention and our memory. If we are very anxious about something, or agitated, we can’t...

Butterflies at 798, close up

Could Empathy be the Best Cure for Tantrums?

When a child looses control of her emotions and throws a tantrum, it often triggers a sense of helplessness in the parent who may be at a loss as to what to do with the screaming child. The cause of the meltdown can seem so futile to us that it...

Girl w camera at Art exhibit

This Camera is better than an iPhone.

Have you noticed how more and more we live our life through a lens? I am certainly guilty of it myself. I need to be able to remember the special moments in my life, the smiles, the faces, the colours, the happy times. I need to capture them on camera...

Emotional Intelligence by Daniel Goleman

Emotional Intelligence

EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE by Daniel Goleman Academic excellence (IQ) is no longer the only key to success. Neuroscientists are mapping our brain with more than just the source of our knowledge. In his book, Daniel Goleman explains the various neurological connections behind our emotions, our moods and our impulses and he encourages...

Lotus Flower in Beihai Park Beijing

Poem on Children

    In his book “THE PROPHET”, Kahlil Gibran has written poems which have inspired me in times of doubt. I find this essay on “Children” calming.  It brings me peace and direction on days when I feel lost and confused.       Your children are not your children. They are...