Bright Thinking


When I was a child I played the flute. The music and the sounds would vibrate through my body as I played resulting in a big emotional high. As I grew older, I realized there were people around me that could create that positive emotional high as well.

Have you ever wondered why some people seem to get along with everyone they meet and you remember them long after they are gone?

You have just experienced a person with a resonant life. How did they become that way you ask? Well, research is showing that people with high Emotional Intelligence (EI) have the ability to successfully manage themselves and their relationships with others.

As with music, our emotions communicate our tone and energy to the world. People with high EI have mastered many important behaviors; here are just a few traits;

Self-regard: the ability to know and respect oneself. This includes our positive and negative aspects.

Empathy: the ability to understand and acknowledge the feelings of others.

Stress tolerance: the ability to perform in difficult situations and stressful circumstances.

Optimism: seeing the brighter side of life and maintaining a positive attitude, even in the face of adversity.

With our lives becoming even more chaotic and stressful being able to be the master of our emotions is becoming more critical. Businesses are now realizing that there needs to be more than just technical skills when hiring. Emotional Intelligence is now being used and trained in the workplace. How can this be trained you say? The good news is we all have the abilities in us! Through our culture, our environment, and our family dynamics we can access some or all of these behaviors.

If you would like to learn more, consider this book about “Emotional Intelligence” by Daniel Goleman. If you would like to learn more about your own emotional intelligence, feel free to contact me at

What would it be like to be able to have all your emotional expressions in life sound like resonant music to others?



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