Empathy is the ability to understand the emotions others are experiencing. But if you go one step further, it becomes the ability to feel what another person is feeling. Sometimes it even turns into an extreme reaction to others’ emotions. During my soul searches and my vulnerability self-checks, I have noticed that I was getting too invested in others’ problems. Especially when it’s the people … Continue reading Too much empathy might get toxic for you
When I left my home country to come to Canada more than a decade ago, for the first time in my life I did not possess a key. I was sitting in the airplane taking me to Canada without a car or a house key, crying my eyes out. I was scared to death but I was also excited for a brand new life in … Continue reading Being an Immigrant
Growing up, becoming an adult takes time and effort. When I turn back and look at my 25 years old self when I became a mother, I see that I was a child myself. At the time I thought I was the wisest and most mature woman in the world. What an illusion. I am 50 now. Would it be accurate to say that I … Continue reading Re-create yourself
For children and young people, the extent of their potential to be successful has been explained according to their intellectual intelligence (IQ) level for many decades. People with a high IQ level were believed to have high learning, decision making and application skills. Then, in the mid-1990s, we started to believe that people with high emotional intelligence (EQ) would be more successful, happier, and more … Continue reading What is your NQ level?
Some people are very approachable, cool, kind and supportive, whereas others are not so much. Why is that? Is it because the ones who are good at communicating positively and motivating others have a higher Emotional Intelligence (EI) level? If yes, then what is EI exactly? EI involves the ability to understand and manage emotions. Experts agree that this type of intelligence plays an important … Continue reading Correlation between Emotional Intelligence and Success
The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy. – Florence Scovel Shinn Recently, I have heard on the radio this story about a local man and a contracting company. The man wanted to renovate his basement and create a “sensory room” for his autistic child where he can play, get … Continue reading The World is a better place with your good deeds