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Posts tagged: Emotional intelligence

How smart are you?

As children, we took assessment tests that measured our brain power. As college students we relied on our GPA to tell us how well we were doing. Landing a job with a handsome salary meant we had arrived. But where?

 What about the skills to simply get along in the world with other people, situations, challenges?

Emotional Intelligence can perhaps be the strongest indicator of how “successful” one will be navigating through life. Can it be taught?

Take time to read the story

(S-R archives photo; May 2012. Third-graders march into their classrooms for the Fairy Tale Ball at Sunrise Elementary.)

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Writer Catherine Johnston of Olympia, Wash., addresses issues facing aging baby boomers and seniors as well as issues of serious illness, death and dying, grief and loss.

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