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Here's a quote on emotions I like by Dr. Candace Pert, former chief of brain chemistry at National Institute for Health, author of Molecules of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine

"Emotions are the glue that holds the cells of the organism together in the material world, and in the spiritual world they're the glue that holds the classrooms and the society together. That's why they are so interesting, because they're on a material level - the molecules of emotion as I've studied them as a scientist - and they're in the spiritual realm as well."

 

ADHD and Emotional Intelligence: The Missing Link?

Talks about the 4 basic components of emotional intelligence


ADHD and EQ (Emotional Intelligence/IQ)

From adhdmarriage.com Do people with ADHD have low Emotional IQ and are they able to improve on it?

 

The Healing Force Within

By Dr.Gabor Maté, Vancouver author of When the Body Says No. The Costs of Hidden Stress, and Scattered Minds: A New Look At The Origins And Healing of Attention Deficit Disorder "In over two decades of family medicine, including seven years of palliative care work, I was struck by how consistently the lives of people with chronic illness are characterized by emotional shut down: the paralysis of “negative” emotions--in particular, the feeling and expression of anger.

This pattern held true in a wide range of diseases...People seemed incapable of considering their own emotional needs and were driven by a compulsive sense of responsibility for the needs of others. They all had difficulty saying no.

 

Brain study links negative emotions and lowered immunity

NewScientist.com news service. 2003. "Brain activity linking negative emotions to a lower immune response against disease has been revealed for the first time, claim researchers.

Many previous studies have shown that emotions and stress can adversely affect the immune system. But this effect had not been directly correlated with activity in the brain...This study establishes that people with a pattern of brain activity that has been associated with positive [emotions] are also the ones to show the best response to the flu vaccine."

 

Emotional Evolution Back To Home

By Anil Bhatnagar. Gives short and long term strategies for dealing effectively with your negative emotions. Very comprehensive and interesting.

 

The Emotional Path to Success: Harvard University Magazine

"The research shows that for jobs of all kinds, emotional intelligence is twice as important an ingredient of outstanding performance as cognitive ability and technical skill combined," Daniel Goleman says. "And the higher you go in the organization, the more important these qualities are for success. When it comes to leadership, they are almost everything."

"Unlike IQ--which some argue doesn't change throughout life--emotional intelligence can be developed. It's a neurological fact that the brain is plastic throughout life; brain structures and circuits shape themselves through repeated experience. You can discipline yourself and get better at things you once weren't good at. In fact, emotional intelligence tends to increase through each decade of life."

 

The Value of Positive Emotions PDF

By Barbara L. Fredrickson the director of the Positive Emotions and Psychophysiology Laboratory at U. of Michigan. The emerging science of positive psychology is coming to understand why it’s good to feel good.

 

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