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Emotional Intelligence at Work—How Mindfulness Can Help, by Kristen Race PhD. Emotional intelligence is a major buzzword in the corporate world, but it’s hardly a fleeting trend. The concept was popularized in 1995 by Daniel Goleman in his book, Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ. Goleman states that emotional intelligence accounts for 67% of the abilities deemed necessary for superior performance in leaders, and matters twice as much as technical expertise or IQ. [Read article on MindfulLifeToday.com]

Last summer I had the incredible opportunity to speak at a retreat called Live Life for a Living, put on by Jesse Itzler and his team. During this extraordinary event I was privileged to hear Turney Duff, bestselling author of the book, The Buy Side, speak. I was riveted listening to his fascinating journey to...
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Do you have too many tabs open on your brain, this month? Once you emerge from the pile of field trip permission slips and camp forms, all after a full day’s work, maybe you can close a few tabs in your brain, recharge, and reboot. But that’s probably unlikely as these next 3 months will...
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Making sure that no one ever sees us sweat should only be the goal of the deodorant industry. Instead, having faith in yourself that you are more than equipped to handle life's challenges is the better option.

In 2012, I was asked to give my first TEDx talk. About 10 minutes after hanging up the phone with the organizers, I went from being very flattered to being very freaked out. It was hard enough to condense my life’s work into a 15-minute talk, but how was I going to remember and successfully...
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The goal is not to bundle ourselves in bubble wrap to avoid all stress, but rather to change the way we think about stress.

In our everyday lexicon, stress has become the negative blanket term for things both traumatic and slightly annoying in our lives. We’ve stopped searching for more specific language to describe what’s truly happening in the moment. Instead, we label everything from divorce to a printer jam as “stressful”. We don’t get to choose whether our...
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Whether we have a solid daily practice or we only remember to say thank you a few moments before we dive into a plate of mashed potatoes, most of us use our gratitude practices to focus on our personal lives. We list out that we are grateful for our children, our spouse, our loved ones, our health,...
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How do I convince my stressed out spouse to take this course? My spouse isn’t “crunchy”, but definitely needs this course? You asked. Dr. Kristen Race answers your questions about the Mindfulness and the Workplace course...

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This week, I asked our readers to ask me anything before our jam packed webinar. These are a few of our favorite questions and my answers: Un-crunchy Spouse asks: How do I convince my stressed out spouse to take this course? My spouse isn’t “crunchy”, but definitely needs this. Dear spouse of someone not crunchy:...
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