Education, Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Humanity, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Compassion and the Importance of It

I came across this article on LinkedIn: Compassion at Work: What is It? We all could have a different definition of compassion, but this is the scenario I came up with to describe its meaning; "Compassion then, is empathy with action." Imagine being in a meeting with a colleague and all of a sudden they tear… Continue reading Compassion and the Importance of It

Career/Job Advice, Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Humanity, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Be Nice, Be Kind…Pay it Forward

You may have big plans on where you see yourself in 2, 5 or 20 years from now. Conversely, you might not have a clue where life will take you; you have no idea what you’ll be doing in 3 weeks let alone years into your future. No matter what might be ahead in your […]… Continue reading Be Nice, Be Kind…Pay it Forward

Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Humanity, News

Research at the Centre for Studies on Human Stress at Montreal’s Hospital-Louise H. LaFontaine

by Victoria Brewster, MSW While reading the Montreal Gazette this morning I came across an article titled: "Bullying leaves its mark on mood gene, study finds." Naturally, this grabbed my interest, especially considering the events of last Friday in both the U.S. and China. Isabelle Ouellet-Morin believes bullying can leave a psychological trace that could… Continue reading Research at the Centre for Studies on Human Stress at Montreal’s Hospital-Louise H. LaFontaine

Emotional Intelligence (EQ), Humanity, Social Work/Helping Profession/Mental Health

Emotional Intelligence and Preventive Mental Health Care

by Victoria Brewster, MSW I read the following article (http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/2012/12/society-honor-dead-children.html) and the first thing that came to my mind is that the events of Friday and all the other events that have occurred in the world where someone who was angry and full of hate either attacked and injured or murdered innocent people is not… Continue reading Emotional Intelligence and Preventive Mental Health Care

Emotional Intelligence (EQ)

Emotional Intelligence: The Cure for Materialism

by Victoria Brewster, MSW Where to start on a topic that can affect so many? EQ, or Emotional Intelligence, has importance for all levels of society, in all professions, all organizations and in schools. EQ is the ability to recognize your own feelings, and recognize the feelings of others, i.e. sadness, happiness, fear, anxiety, compassion… Continue reading Emotional Intelligence: The Cure for Materialism