Emotional Intelligence

The Key to Strong Relationships and Success

Emotional intelligence (EI) refers to the ability to recognize and manage emotions, both in oneself and others. This skill set is essential in both personal and professional settings and plays a crucial role in the way we interact with others.

Here are the most important points to keep in mind when it comes to emotional intelligence:

  1. EI is critical for successful relationships: People with high levels of emotional intelligence are better equipped to handle conflicts, build strong relationships, and communicate effectively with others.
  2. It can impact career success: Research has shown that individuals with high levels of emotional intelligence are more likely to be successful in their careers, perform better under stress, and lead more effectively.
  3. Self-reflection and empathy are key: Improving emotional intelligence requires effort and practice, including self-reflection, practicing empathy, active listening, managing one’s own emotions, and seeking feedback from others.
  4. Emotional intelligence can be developed: While some people may have a natural talent for emotional intelligence, it is a skill that can be learned and improved with practice.

In conclusion, emotional intelligence is a crucial skill set that can have a major impact on our relationships and success in both personal and professional settings. By focusing on developing our emotional intelligence, we can become better communicators, build stronger relationships, and lead happier, more fulfilling lives.

I am all ears

Visit to old age home was an eye opener. We are always so busy in our lives that we hardly think of adverse situations. I happened to meet 2-3 people there out of which I interacted most time with an aunty who belonged to the same culture as mine. She spoke about how she was a big shot in her life until she was thrown away out of her own house post her husband’s demise. She shared her belief in god and probably karma, and how she has lost faith in blood relationships. Talking to her and listening to her agony was indeed a moment to empathise as the situation she shared was quite familiar which we keep hearing day in and out.

While stepping out, we met a mother with her twin daughters suffering from ‘Down syndrome’. She was a positive persona who dedicated herself to her kids. What touched me most was when she quoted “Probably god knew I am capable and strong enough to handle such situations islie bhagwan ne mujhe 2-2 dedie ki sambhal.” She was not resentful, but was rather focused on positive parenting. I believe such visits and interactions are helpful in digging deeper into the last 2 domains of EI.


Thank you to the EI facilitators for collaborating and making this happen.

My learnings from Emotional Intelligence Workshop

This workshop has helped and made me aware of many things. I learned the 5 stages of Emotional Intelligence and how they can help me navigate my social, professional and personal life. Emotions are something that each one of us have experienced in one way or the other since the beginning of this existence, this workshop helped me understand those emotions and also how to actually deal with them!
One of my favourite things to learn have been the types of happiness, being someone who has always kept happiness as a center of her life, these types of happiness came as a revelation to me. To understand the role of pleasure, passion and purpose in achieving happiness, made me aware of where I was in my life.
I have learned how to be more kind towards other and to me during this workshop. I learned about my own shortcomings and the emotions I associate with it. I have identified my triggers and have now started practicing on regulating my emotions.
This has been a learning experience, I hope to exercise all I have learned in this workshop!

Learning from Emotional Intelligence

EI refers to the ability to recognize, understand and manage one’s own emotions as well as the emotions of others. For me, it’s a skill for effective communication, relationship-building, and decision-making.
We understood some steps: SELF- AWARENESS, EMPATHY, SELF REGULATION, MOTIVATION, SOCIAL SKILLS, etc… From my perspective and experience it’s tough to implement all these things directly into our lives and get relevant results about the same but at least we can start to solve our problems by using the same.

So, EI is a skill that can be developed and improved over time through practice and perseverance.

Thanks to my facilitators and colleagues for making these sessions interactive by using videos, sharing experiences, and movies.

Jazbaaton ka khel

Emotional intelligence,
This life class is actually helpful to understand how you can understand your and other’s emotions… it is very helpful to keep calm in any situation and to understand what you’re or others might be going through… on the field trip to ‘Orphanage’ as a empathetic listener, I came to know that children don’t really show but they like when someone comes to visit them, when someone is there to play with them… and those children might be more empathetic about emotions of everyone because they are also feeling the same. Shayad parivaar ke liye har raat Pari se War karte honge lekin subah uth kar woh war bhul kar ek dusre ke saath reh kar apne mann ki shanti bhi dhundh lete honge…
Take away:-
1) stay calm in all the situations
2) understand your own emotion
3) don’t let your trigger point swing your emotions.
4) Try to listen others, understand others…
5) it’s okay to be stressed but don’t let it harm your mental peace.
6) be an empathetic listener.

All about EI

Emotional intelligence (EI) is the ability to perceive, interpret, demonstrate, control, and use emotions to communicate with and relate to others effectively and constructively.

EI is  – An ability to identify and describe what people are feeling.

– An awareness of personal strengths and limitations.

– Self-confidence and self-acceptance.: I am working on it as my self confidence is very low. So I can see much improvement in this after this session.

Emotional intelligence is essential for good interpersonal communication. Understanding emotions can be the key to better relationships, improved well-being, and stronger communication skills.

I have connected to this all concepts with my life. In some situations I must to use this EI concepts so that my life will be managed easily.

Thank you so much Ritu ma’am and Pinky ma’am for this EI class. You are such a wonderful facilitator

Self Awareness – EI

Emotional Self-Awareness is the ability to understand your own emotions and their effects on your performance. You know what you are feeling and why—and how it helps or hurts what you are trying to do. You sense how others see you and so align your self-image with a larger reality.

You have an accurate sense of your strengths and limitations, which gives you a realistic self-confidence. It also gives you clarity on your values and sense of purpose. you can be candid and authentic, speaking with conviction about your vision.

This concept is well explained in our class. I am working on it in my life.

Thank you Ritu ma’am and Pinky ma’am for this wonderful session. I learned a lot.

Know thyself !

We know what is the meaning conveyed from the mission statement of our school. Along with the competence we focus on holistic development of individuals at our organization. It was great to understand that one of the easiest ways to discover compatablity with others is to gauge their emotional intelligence. This life classes was good journey to different domains of EI. I believe to develop emotional intelligence we need to practice enlarging our inner passion at every moment. We got to undersand what is IKIGAI and refine our ideas about purpose, pleasure and passion. In each session, it was great to listen to different perspectives of different teachers.
Concluding the reflection with quote of   Udayakumar D.S (Auther of Fearless and Free: How One Man Changed my Life) –“We all share the same sky. We share our sky with our close ones, and our emotional state affects them first.”

Chocolate – before and after!

The first ever reaction that comes to anyone on listening to chocolate is pleasure and comfort. It makes the world go round. It is the ultimate happiness that anyone can savour. We would all agree that everything is good if it is made of chocolate. Most of us would relate chocolate as a way to deal with feelings instead of to satisfy hunger. 


We were all super-excited when we learnt that we were going to learn about chocolate. And this is the first thing that we got to read.



Imagine our disbelief when we learnt that our delicious chocolate has been termed as something that is suited for the consumption of pigs! And then we learnt that what we read was one of the first detailed accounts of the original chocolate that comes from the History of the New World (1564) by the Milanese Girolamo Benzoni, who travelled in Central America. 


So the story goes like this. In the early days, before the 16th century, chocolate wasn’t this creamy, rich, sweet, sensuous, soft, decadent and super addictive food that we know of. It was extremely bitter, gruelly, coarse, crumbly and too heavy to eat. More than a treat, it was a treatment, used as a medicine or fed to soldiers as an instant energizer to prepare them for war. 


It is only through the human desire to improvise, innovate and derive pleasure that we got the chocolate that we know. It is a great example of human ingenuity in action.


So if you were born before the 16th century, your experience with chocolate would have been very different. So different that if you time travelled and reached this day in Switzerland and tasted chocolate, chances are you wouldn’t be able to make any association of one with the other.


And this is the short video about the history and evolution of chocolate that we watched,



Chocolate has been known and loved for many centuries, not only as food but also as medicine. The process of how chocolate is created right from the cocoa beans that grow inside the pods of the cacao trees that are native to central South America to the bars that we relish was worth learning. 


So the next time you find yourself craving some chocolate, don’t dismiss it as simply craving for a sweet treat. It could be an important signal that your heart is in need of love. Give in to the desire and buy yourself a big bar.  


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