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Matt Perelstein
Fort Bragg, Mendocino Coast, Northern CA
I'm on a personal mission to teach the world the wonder and joy of having high Emotional Intelligence. IQ + EQ = Happiness and Success in Life!
Interests: learning helping teaching reaching touching feeling connecting living!
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Get a Clue: Open your eyes, to the fact that our Feelings and Emotions VERY MUCH affect our life, and require attention, respect and management. Get a Grip: Learn about yourself, how you operate, how you’re wired, how you function best, how you function worst. Get a Life: Take control of your self, your behaviours, your mind, your hart and... Continue reading
Emotion, for the purpose of building boundaries, expressing values, and keeping yourself and your loved ones safe = PERSONAL POWER Emotion, for the purpose of loving, giving, understanding and healing = COMPASSION Emotion, for the purpose of connecting and expressing to others that you know and appreciate what they feel = EMPATHY Emotion, in order to release, and heal =... Continue reading
(In writing my bio for a new project, I realized that the two very different areas of my life are finally coming together.) Matt has been designing and building database software applications for over 20 years, both as a programmer/analyst and a project manager. Matt specialty is in determining client's needs and building the software to meet or exceed those... Continue reading
Q: Matt and Paula, Wow, this sounds like a great weekend! What would it take, in terms of students and space to have you give a weekend workshop in Maryland? Blessings, A in MD A: Not that much, really, A in MD. Not that much, at all… We were just discussing this the other day… how LITTLE we need to... Continue reading
Q: Matt and Paula, Wow, this sounds like a great weekend! What would it take, in terms of students and space to have you give a weekend workshop in Maryland? Blessings, Alison A: Not that much, really, Alison. Not that much, at all… We were just discussing this the other day… how LITTLE we need to make these huge emotional... Continue reading
There’s a Sense of Urgency missing from our message! The basis for the problems in our society today is that: We as a People are Emotionally Clueless! We talk about Feelings 'cause it makes us Feel better, but people are DYING, quite literally and figuratively, because they don't know what we know… EVERY Suicide is Emotion-based. -- EVERY SINGLE ONE!... Continue reading
Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is about: - knowing how we feel - knowing that we feel (and the importance thereof) - knowing what we know, and more importantly, knowing when we don't know. (and being able to admit it, at least to ourselves) - knowing how to communicate - knowing how to listen - knowing how to feel - knowing how... Continue reading
Who or what are you Angry at? Who or what Hurt you the most? Who or what are you most Afraid of? What is keeping you from Releasing the pain? Continue reading
Do your emotions work for you, or against you? Do you find yourself Repeating unhealthy behaviours, and don't know why, or how to stop them? Are issues from the past ruining your present day life? Does your life feel out of control? If you answered YES to any of these questions, you could use more Emotional Intelligence (EQ) training. You... Continue reading
Every day, at 6am, I set a message to remind me to stay centered. It says “ground / visualize / pray”. 3 Steps to Making Life Work Ground myself – get back in my body, notice my feelings, open my eyes, and make myself teachable Visualize - what do I want? what would be Excellent? Pray - give thanks, ask... Continue reading
Shutting down feelings leads to boredom, irritability, grumpiness and depression. Allowing ourselves to feel leads to passion, excitement, fun and love. Let’s open our hearts to Feel, and Live! “Anyone who is bored with life has probably forgotten his or her dreams.“ - David Schwartz Continue reading
What I'm working on, emotionally, right now: what are your top 3 things? 1. Focus, Fear, and Finishing stay Focussed on only 1 or 2 goals at a time. bust thru my Fears, and limiting belief systems If I start it, FINISH it (unless there's a damned good reason not to). 2. Embarrassment I just went thru an Angry spell.... Continue reading
Sometimes our light goes out but is blown again into flame by an encounter with another human being. Each of us owes the deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this inner light. - Albert Schweitzer We can find role models anywhere –- friends, family, famous people, infamous people, movies, stories, our imagination – literally, ANY where! So, who are... Continue reading
In schools, they teach us the 3 R’s: Reading, wRiting and aRithmetic. But that’s only teach HALF of what we need! Our feelings, heart and soul (EQ) is at least as important as our brains, knowledge and logic (IQ). Everything we do, and everything we are, is based on our Feelings and Emotions. We can’t NOT deal with ourselves. We... Continue reading
Dramatic increase in Americans declaring “No religion” AP HARTFORD, CT - A new report finds that American adults who claim “no religious affiliation” increased from 14 million in 1990 to 34 million in 2008. It says most of the religiously unaffiliated in the U.S. are not atheists, but "embrace philosophical and theological beliefs that reflect skepticism rather than overt antagonism... Continue reading
“We're so engaged in doing things to achieve purposes of outer value that we forget that the inner value, the rapture that is associated with being alive, is what it's all about.” - Joseph Campbell "Learn to pause... or nothing worthwhile will catch up to you." - Doug King Continue reading
“Everything can be taken from a man or a woman but one thing: the last of human freedoms to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.” - Viktor Frankl Our attitude is one of those wonderful things in life that we have 100% control over! We can always adjust/improve our Attitude. Continue reading
"People are only a victim the first time. After that they are a volunteer!" - Thomas Leonard (the late, great coach t) Ouch, but true. If we don’t know what’s going on inside of us, and around us, we can end up playing the victim a LOT! --- Sign up for Cheryl’s daily Quotes-4-Life series… They’re wonderful reminders and profundities!... Continue reading
No problem, Catherine, thanks for taking the emotional intelligence test. This stuff isn't very complicated... but it can do wonders in improving our lives! rock on. - Matt
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