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Holiday Cheer or Holiday Fear? Free Resource for a Happier Holiday

Friday, December 12, 2008 General News J E 4
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SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 11 Holidays are always fraught withtension. This year, with the country in recession, families have a heightenedchallenge if they are to maintain holiday cheer. While they won't change theeconomy, a few simple emotional intelligence tips can help people create thepeace they need this holiday season.

The guide is online at http://www.6seconds.org/holiday

Six Seconds is a global nonprofit organization helping to create apositive future by teaching emotional intelligence. The network works withfamilies, schools, and government agencies as well as leading companies suchas Microsoft, FedEx, Lockheed Martin and Shell. With offices in sevencountries, Six Seconds is the world leading authority developing emotionalintelligence.

The organization's Chief Operating Officer and author Joshua Freedmanexplains the key point of this guide: "The usual approach to difficultemotions is to put them aside. But we know emotions are valuable, they'rehere for a reason. So rather than pushing feelings away, we encourage peopleto use their feelings in a way that helps them get better results."

This release was issued through The Xpress Press News Service, merginge-mail and satellite distribution technologies to reach business analysts andmedia outlets worldwide. For more information, visithttp://www.XpressPress.comSome of the tips in the guide include: -- Take it slow, focus on one change and get that right. -- Remember that people are quirky, irrational, and erratic... so when you are too, that's part of being human. -- Create a family ritual of a quiet moment lighting candles together. -- Practice small acts of generosity: Holding a door for someone, saying a sincere thank you. -- Do something actively different: Knead bread, organize a closet, build with Legos. Contact: Steve Parker (831) 684-1800 http://www.6seconds.org

SOURCE Six Seconds, The Emotional Intelligence Network
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