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Born: 1946-03-07
Profession: Author
Nation: American
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When it comes to exploring the mind in the framework of cognitive neuroscience, the maximal yield of data comes from integrating what a person experiences - the first person - with what the measurements show - the third person.

Tags: Mind, Show, Third

But there has also been a notable increase in recent years of these applications by a much wider slice of psychotherapists - far greater interest than ever before.

Tags: Far, Greater, Interest

Buying phosphate-free soap allows you to say, 'My detergent doesn't have the harsh chemicals others do.' The question is, how are you washing with it? The very worst thing for the Earth about detergent is that we heat water to use it.

Tags: Earth, Others, Question

Emotional 'literacy' implies an expanded responsibility for schools in helping to socialize children. This daunting task requires two major changes: that teachers go beyond their traditional mission and that people in the community become more involved with schools as both active participants in children's learning and as individual mentors.

Tags: Children, Emotional, Learning

The book is a dialogue between The Dalai Lama and a group of scientists about how we can better handle our destructive emotions and how to overcome them.

Tags: Between, Book, Group

The industrial processes in use today were developed at a time when no one had to consider what the environmental impact was. Who cared? But making ecological concerns matter to a company's bottom line will help it do the research and development that will reinvent everything we buy.

Tags: Help, Time, Today

If your emotional abilities aren't in hand, if you don't have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can't have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.

Tags: Emotional, Matter, Smart

The emotional brain responds to an event more quickly than the thinking brain.

Tags: Emotional, Intelligence, Thinking

Mindful meditation has been discovered to foster the ability to inhibit those very quick emotional impulses.

Tags: Ability, Emotional, Meditation

The other thing is that if you rely solely on medication to manage depression or anxiety, for example, you have done nothing to train the mind, so that when you come off the medication, you are just as vulnerable to a relapse as though you had never taken the medication.

Tags: Depression, Done, Mind

Once shoppers become empowered, we will facilitate industries thinking in completely new terms; for example, making products that are totally biodegradable.

Tags: Become, Once, Thinking

A little girl who finds a puzzle frustrating might ask her busy mother (or teacher) for help. The child gets one message if her mother expresses clear pleasure at the request and quite another if mommy responds with a curt 'Don't bother me - I've got important work to do.'

Tags: Mother, Teacher, Work

People tend to become more emotionally intelligent as they age and mature.

Tags: Age, Become, Mature

When I say manage emotions, I only mean the really distressing, incapacitating emotions. Feeling emotions is what makes life rich. You need your passions.

Tags: Feeling, Life, Mean

Motivation aside, if people get better at these life skills, everyone benefits: The brain doesn't distinguish between being a more empathic manager and a more empathic father.

Tags: Brain, Father, Life

Societies can be sunk by the weight of buried ugliness.

Tags: Societies, Ugliness, Weight

There is zero correlation between IQ and emotional empathy... They're controlled by different parts of the brain.

Tags: Between, Brain, Emotional

But once you are in that field, emotional intelligence emerges as a much stronger predictor of who will be most successful, because it is how we handle ourselves in our relationships that determines how well we do once we are in a given job.

Tags: Emotional, Job, Successful

My hope was that organizations would start including this range of skills in their training programs - in other words, offer an adult education in social and emotional intelligence.

Tags: Education, Emotional, Hope

Making choices that improve things for all of us on the planet is an act of compassion, a simple act we can do any time we go shopping.

Tags: Compassion, Simple, Time

Teachers need to be comfortable talking about feelings.

Tags: Feelings, Talking, Teachers

Well, any effort to maximize your potential and ability is a good thing.

Tags: Ability, Effort, Good

Emotional intelligence begins to develop in the earliest years. All the small exchanges children have with their parents, teachers, and with each other carry emotional messages.

Tags: Children, Emotional, Parents
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I think the smartest thing for people to do to manage very distressing emotions is to take a medication if it helps, but don't do only that. You also need to train your mind.

Tags: Emotions, Mind, Train

I would say that IQ is the strongest predictor of which field you can get into and hold a job in, whether you can be an accountant, lawyer or nurse, for example.

Tags: Job, Legal, Whether

The amygdala in the emotional center sees and hears everything that occurs to us instantaneously and is the trigger point for the fight or flight response.

Tags: Emotional, Fight, Point

However, I began meditating at about that time and have continued on and off over the years.

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If you are doing mindfulness meditation, you are doing it with your ability to attend to the moment.

Tags: Ability, Meditation, Moment

While there I began to study the Asian religions as theories of mind.

Tags: Mind, Study, While

If you do a practice and train your attention to hover in the present, then you will build the internal capacity to do that as needed - at will and voluntarily.

Tags: Attention, Practice, Present

When I went on to write my next book, Working With Emotional Intelligence, I wanted to make a business case that the best performers were those people strong in these skills.

Tags: Best, Business, Strong
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