On feelings

Emotional intelligence is at the core of what we do. How can we expand our emotional intelligence quotient, and in doing so connect to our own reserves of emotional energy?

Tara Brach leads a Guided Meditation: The Practice of RAIN

The acronym RAIN – Recognize, Allow, Investigate, Nurture – guides us in bringing mindfulness and compassion to difficult emotions. With practice, we can find our way home to open-hearted presence in the midst of whatever arises.

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Tara Brach on the RAIN of Self-Compassion (Explainer for the video above)

This talk explores three key features of the trance of unworthiness and introduces a guided meditation based on a new version of the acronym RAIN that awakens self-compassion and de-conditions the suffering of being at war with ourselves.

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Audre Lorde’s grounding keynote presentation from June 1981, at the National Women’s Studies Association Conference, Storrs, Connecticut.


We don’t just feel emotions. We make them.

Have you ever wondered just what emotion are? This podcast investigates emotions, from the biological hardwiring that underpins them to the almost miraculous way our minds interpret and express them.

The Ezra Klein Show

Emotional intelligence

Sometimes the simplest resource offers the greatest insights. This Wikipedia article gives a definition of emotional intelligence in addition to further links related to understanding and expanding it.



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