Category Archive: Psychosocial/cultural/political

Is Emotional Regulation Part of Emotional Intelligence?

Emotional Intelligence, A New Focus Emotional intelligence is back in style — particularly for children. My grandaughter’s preschool teacher just sent parents a 1998 article from Parents magazine on the importance of modeling and practicing good EQ at home. The New York Times Magazine, 9/15/203 included an article by Jennifer …

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Give Brain Fitness a Little Time

  It turns out that brain fitness and health is the least popular of all the posts on intelligentwomenonly. Unfortunately, it’s a topic that fascinates me and seems like it would be intriguing to working outside the home women, working at home women, old women, young women, childless women, women with children, women who want …

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More Women and Leadership

  Harvard Business Review, Women and Leadership   Even though I just trashed Harvard Business School’s “gender equity” program as reported in the NYTimes a couple of weeks ago, I’m admiring of Harvard Business Review‘s article about women and leadership.Here are quotes.  How women are perceived—how they dress, how they …

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Gender Difference: Harvard Fails Gender Equity

Gender Equity Gets an F at Harvard Did you read the tale in 9/8/2013 NYT, “Harvard Case Study: Gender Equity”?  The article describes a two year attempt by the Business School to foster female( students and faculty) success by changing its curriculum, rules and social rituals. Although the percentage of …

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Gender, Difference, and Leadership

Gender Differences Are gender differences in communication, emotions, thinking, and behavior still annoying to you, intriguing to you, or of no interest or relevance? As some readers know, I’ve vacillated between gender differences as a valid ongoing topic or in contrast, as a “nothing new” topic or as a “no longer an …

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Soundlessnes for Stress Reduction and Efficient Thinking

Noise Creates Stress A recent NY Times article, titled “I’m Thinking. Please. Be Quiet.”, quotes the opinion of Arthur Schopenhauer in 1850 Frankfurt, Germany. “Noise is the supreme archenemy of any serious thinker.” . . .  “A great mind can have great thoughts only if all its …

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Daydreaming for Stress Reduction and Perspective Change

Information Overload More people I talk to are recognizing the consequences of trying to manage information overload. How much can you read and remember for any useful purpose? How long can you hang on to a research report before you use it?  How quickly will it be updated or downgraded due …

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Stress Reduction Via Meditation

A Peak of Stress When I was at the peak of stressful times and stressed out self, I knew about meditation, believed in it and taught therapy clients how to meditate for stress reduction. My thoughts were, “I’m too hyped, too stressed, too stuck with situations over which I have no control, that meditation won’t …

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Opting Out and/or Opting In?

Opting out? Staying home with the kids? Choosing to get back in the work chaos? Are you a women who at mid-career, in your thirties or early forties decided to opt-out and stay home with the kids? Or did you stay home all along and now are wondering if you should/could/ go back to work …

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Avoiding the Seduction of a Habit — with A New Habit

A metaphor for breaking habits This quote comes from the Journal of the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives, Autumn 2005 and was introduced to the meditation group recently by one of the participants. “When Ulysses was finally returning to his home in Greece after the Trojan War victory, a place along the way …

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