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11 Jan 2021

Win/Win

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The “L” word The word “loser” has a certain stigma attached to it, but the truth is none of us like to lose.   There have been arguments that losing builds character or there are always hidden lessons from them. While playing any game there is usually a winner, so when we find ourselves on the...
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11 Dec 2020

Seasonal Depression

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Tis the season to be jolly!! That may be true, but for some that is not necessarily the case. Seasonal depression is something many people struggle with. There are studies that show the change in season and less sunlight can trigger seasonal depression, especially around the holidays. Read more here about Seasonal Affective Disorder. With...
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24 Nov 2020

Miscommunication

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 Communication is an important aspect of any relationship, whether the relationship is platonic or deeply engaged. You know the saying: communication is key! What is it about communication that can damage a conversation? What key elements produce healthy communication? Here are a few helpful tips: 1.)   Identify that communication is a two-way street. Most of us...
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1 Nov 2020

Coping With Anxiety and Stress

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                              Ghouls, goblins, ghost oh my!! With the spooky season upon us, it is important to not only acknowledge, but also navigate how to manage fear and anxiety. Too many times we encounter a problem or situation and choose to ignore it...
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30 May 2020

Emotional resilience; learning to stave off social anxiety from rejection and other tribulations

There comes a point in everyone’s life when we have had to feel the sting of rejection. Some, however, never learn to grow beyond it and steel their minds with what I will now call emotional resilience; shielding you from what would otherwise possibly be felt as a traumatic experience. What exactly is emotional resilience...
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23 May 2020

Learning profiles in SEL

 Picture this, here’s Johnny; he loves to watch TV dramas and finds that he cannot be motivated to learn unless he is shown captivating imagery. The teacher to which he is assigned, however, is dismissive towards visual based learning stimuli. Day after day, the teacher overlooks Johnny’s need for strong visual stimulation to learn in...
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21 May 2020

AI

Siri, how does one define artificial intelligence? Siri: Artificial intelligence is the ability for computers to access like speech recognition, learning, and problem solving, but also how machine learning can one day anticipate the physical as well as emotional needs of people. In equal measure, our demand for added AI into the work spaces of...
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21 May 2020

Mindfulness in curriculum

Educational curriculum development in recent years tells us how needed renewed emphasis on mindfulness practices such as meditating can curtail depression and other social ills. In so doing, people across the country can and will experience a wellspring of positive change in their mental resolve. Hence, concomitantly contemplative education needs to be fully embraced in...
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21 May 2020

Ethical AI, imperative for SEL?

Patrick Levy-Rosenthal founded Emoshape (a groundbreaking, first discovery in which emotional processing chips were used to synthesize emotions) while further building on an old and oxymoronic sounding idea of emotional AI. Emotional AI is a term that collectively refers to affective computing techniques, machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI). This is a weak form of...
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30 Oct 2018

EQ Practices for Professionals

What are some methods that you can implement in your daily life to increase your emotional intelligence and create a more wholesome work environment? Collaboration with peers Take advantage of mental health coverage under your insurance plan Contact the Human Resources department to inquire if psychologists are on staff Discuss an individualized work schedule with...
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