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Laugh, Play, Pray, Make Something

Laugh, Play, Pray, Make Something

Creativity, making something strengthens #emotionalintelligence. It is part of Laugh and Play, one of my Twelve Easy Emotional Fitness Exercises.

We are all creative

 Emotional Intelligence Fitness Thoughts

When we are lucky or as some say blessed, we know the pleasure of making something.  Perfectionism often gets in the way.  Part of what I talked about in yesterday’s parenting post.

I chose to make creativity…

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Pray for relief, act with hope

Pray for relief, act with hope

Prayers are the heartfelt thoughts sent  to the universe when one realizes the need  for more than human efforts are need to move us toward peace.  Pray and act.

Synagoge,_Enschede,_MozaiekThis picture depicts the Hebrew blessing  the Nesiat Kapayim.  

“The LORD bless you and keep you;

the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you;

the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace.”

                     …

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Pray for Relief

Prayers are the heart felt thoughts sent  to the universe when one realizes the need more human help  to move us to a better place.  Such prayers needed now.

Synagoge,_Enschede,_Mozaiek

This picture depicts the Hebrew blessing  the Nesiat Kapayim.  

“The LORD bless you
and keep you;

the LORD make his face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;

the LORD turn his face toward you
and give you peace.”

                         …

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Two Old Men Thank Me

Two Old Men Thank Me

Yesterday’s EFTI post quoted  George Carlin , “…. the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we’re kids?”  #EmotionalIntelligence booster.

Picture of elderly couple and their dog.

The main man in my life, David not Punky, and me. The Punk is a teen; the humans have moved from the new old to the old stage. A bit shortened from yesterday.

This is a repost, shortened at one end and then expanded to cover what I learned from…

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GROWING OLD, I HOPE SO; ALTERNATIVE? UNCERTAIN

GROWING OLD, I HOPE SO; ALTERNATIVE? UNCERTAIN

George Carlin  remarked, “…. the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we’re kids?”  #EmotionalIntelligence involves making the best of what is.

Picture of elderly couple and their dog.

The main man in my life, David not Punky, and me. The Punk is a teen; the humans have moved from the new old to the old stage.

This post inspired by WordPress’ DAILY PROMPT Age-Old Questions “Age is just a number,” says the well-worn…

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Best Friend

Inspired by  Word Press’s DAILY PROMPT On Bees and Efs - Do you — or did you ever — have a Best Friend? The first and longest lasting.

Best friend.

This friendship started in Kindergarten, these pics are from jr high and high school

I am so lucky to have had this friend.  Wish I had pictures from Kindergarten, but WWII was raging then and don’t think much time was devoted in either of our families to taking…

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Teaching hate? Much too easy.

Teaching hate? Much too easy.

What song keeps you going in times of trouble.? This Summer of Hate calls forth this one to me. Reminds me to teach love, not hate.  #emotionalintelligence tips

You've got to be taught to hate.

This post inspired by this Word Press Daily Prompt:Music Marker We all have songs that remind us of specific periods and events in our lives. Twenty years from now, which song will remind you of the summer of 2014?   See the above. Em…

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When My Uncertainty Ends, I Can Shout: “Shut up.”

When My Uncertainty Ends, I Can Shout: “Shut up.”

Uncertainty drives much behavior. Knowing the uncertainties in any situation increases your #emotionalintelligence and helps you act with greater wisdom.

Annoying people: those who talk and don't let me get a word in edgewise

 EMOTIONAL FITNESS THOUGHTS AND TIPS

Today’s Word Press Prompt provides a good opportunity to look at how uncertainty controls even mundane behaviors.  Here it is:

DAILY PROMPT    Middle Seat: It turns out that your neighbor on the…

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UNCERTAINTY PAINS

The more we know about what drives us,  the stronger our #emotionalintelligence. Uncertainty drives much behavior.

Uncertainty rules

Emotional Fitness Thoughts and Tips

Guru and retired Harvard Researcher Jerome Kagan centered much of his research on how uncertainty twists our thinking, lets emotions rule, and is a major source of anger, fear, depression or despair.

He points out that much of an ‘infant’s time is…

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GIVE LOVE A CHANGE

GIVE LOVE A CHANGE

Who do you hate?  Where did you learn that hatred. Hatred destroys your heart, so improve your #emotionalintelligence and learn to love even those you hate.

You've got to be taught to hate.

emotional fitness THOUGHTS AND TIPS

Human nature is such that we fear what is different.  If that fear gets linked to  personal internal hurts , hatred brews. Here are five common  examples of what I mean by internal hurts.

  1. You judge…

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