Relationship Awareness in EQ: Examples, It’s Importance, Increasing It

By Sue Hurst
Bouquets of paper roses can bring relationship awareness.

It started on the first day of our vacation. Some unknown person had made a paper rose to decorate a very no-frills roll of paper. Making paper flowers had been something I enjoyed when I was growing up so it brought back sweet memories. Add that to the fact that vacations are magical times for…

Managing Relationships

By Sue Hurst

“Just after we observe what others do and just before we feel some emotion about it, we tell ourselves a story.”

Believe or Believer?

By Sue Hurst
Do you live life from a position of believing or as a believer?

Which is your go-to position in life? You need both! However, I’ve become aware I need to focus on Believer more often. (Yes—I used the EQ skill of self-awareness!) This semester my women’s Bible study has been using “The Armor of God” by Priscilla Shirer. Based on Ephesians 6, we loved the new insights we…

Processing Emotions

By Sue Hurst
Helping children process emotions

So, what do you do when your precious boy sails down the kiddie super slide at the carnival and lands hard on his face!!! Well, we ran ‘round and ‘round till we found an open gate. Scooping him up, we applied lots of compression therapy (hugs!) while the damage was assessed. And that was really…

God Causes

By Sue Hurst
Romans 8:28 Training

“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.” Romans 8:28, NLT The promise in this verse is something I’m more clearly seeing this year. Savoring the richness of different phrases is changing me. I’m forming new…

Guest Post by Toni Harris Taylor

By Sue Hurst
Everyday Emotional Intelligence

In this Everyday EQ Guest Post, DISC trainer Toni Harris Taylor notes that both Emotional Intelligence and DISC begin from a foundation of awareness. While Toni uses the DISC assessment to help her clients understand personalities, my EQ assessments help my clients increase skills and behaviors. You need both.  I’ve worked with Toni—I know first-hand…

Guest Post by Vivian Lewis

By Sue Hurst
Emotional Intelligence in Art

This Guest Post is by Vivian Lewis, owner of the My Picqasso Art Bar in Old Town Spring just north of Houston. Vivian talks of the relationship and benefits art has on our emotional intelligence and sense of well-being. Whether you’re a novice or advanced, if you paint with Vivian, you’ll see her EQ skills…


By Sue Hurst
EQ in relationships

Because of the nature of my work as an Emotional Intelligence coach, it’s possible to do pretty much all that I need and never leave my home. Ordering supplies, keeping my certifications current, writing, and continuing to learn about EQ research—all are on the computer or online. I do my coaching through Zoom and my…

Guest Post by Sherri Smith

By Sue Hurst
Emotional Intelligence guest post

This Guest Post is by interior designer, Sherri Smith, from the Sunshine Coast of Australia. She specializes in sustainable, healthy, and beautiful design practices. She uses the EQ skills of awareness, empathy, and communication to work as a team with her clients. Sherri shows how being aware of our design selections can positively impact and reduce our…

Stress Management

By Sue Hurst
Stress Management & Emotional Intelligence

Take a moment right now to think about the people you know and how they handle stress. Think about the woman involved in every imaginable project, event, or group—leading this, power-housing that. At first glance, she may seem amazing! You know, the woman who serves organic, gourmet meals in her beautifully clean, stylish home, has…

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