October is Emotional Intelligence Month

Having a month dedicated to Emotional Intelligence makes me very happy;  however we need to do more than give lip service to the importance of our emotional well-being. We need to learn, attend, and practice on a daily basis. We need to care for ourselves emotionally with identifying, acknowledging, accepting, and valuing our emotional experience. Emotion is key to our sense of aliveness and vibrancy. It’s key to our satisfaction and zest for life. It’s key in creating loving, happy relationships. Here are some of my favorite resources for developing and growing your emotional intelligence:

May you greet all of your emotions like a friend bringing a gift to your door.

About the author

Suzanne Kilkus

Suzanne Kilkus is a Soto Zen meditation practitioner and teacher and has practiced as a therapist and counselor for over three decades. She is dedicated to assisting people in expanding their capacity for giving and receiving love, and for recognizing and expressing their basic goodness in everyday life. Her path to live with wholehearted compassion and care is an invitation to everyone. She is a teacher with Open Door Zen Community in Madison, WI.