Take a tip from two 4th graders this holiday season. Quit the bickering and improve self-regard, too!
There’s nothing that will shut down and block a connection like a lack of empathy. It’s one of the most powerful and misunderstood emotional intelligence skills.
Management consultant Peter Vaill calls it permanent whitewater. There’s no sense of an anchor or safe harbor on the shores. But we need a reprieve.
To begin again, To begin anywhere, To begin anyhow
Begin by doing the dishes. Really. Find that unglamorous, uncomfortable, and yet radically illuminating place that’s calling you right now – your holy grail of growth and development.
Ever yawn when someone else yawns? Laugh because someone else is laughing? That’s your mirror neurons allowing you to literally feel what others are feeling.