What is Emotional Intelligence?

“Emotional intelligence provides you with the skills to be graceful under pressure, to meet life's unpredictable challenges with openness and goodwill, and to even transform the volatile moods of those around you with your calming presence. Emotional intelligence teaches you that all emotions, even the darkest ones, have the power to inform and protect you as you move through the life you've created. “
Karla McLaren, author of Emotional Genius