A blogger seeking a richer life... in a wasteland called the suburbs... for my family, myself, and anyone who will listen!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

IQ, EQ, What???

Here we go... EQ = Emotional Intelligence - definition by leading researchers Salovey and Mayer: ""the subset of social intelligence that involves the ability to monitor one's own and others' feelings and emotions, to discriminate among them and to use the information to guide one's thinking and actions."
Tomorrow night, speaking to our school district on Long Island, is Linda Lantieri, 'internationally known expert in social and emotional learning and conflict resolution and author of the 2008 book,   Building Emotional Intelligence: Techniques to Cultivate Inner Strength in Children... guided by the 1995 book by Daniel Goleman, Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More Than IQ.  Goleman discovered Salovey and Mayer's study while working as a science reporter for the NY Times in 1990.

 I am hoping for a good turn out tomorrow as I believe that it is imperative that parents understand how to cope with the ever increasing academic pressure placed on our children. 

On a MUCH lighter note... tonight is the Season Finale of one of our favorite family shows (next to NCIS, and the now extinct 'Monk'), USA Networks' Psych... a sleuthing comedy/drama , "featuring a sharp police consultant and reluctant sidekick solving crimes". If you missed the season you can watch full episodes on usanetworks' website...

 While you're watching you'll 'NEED' to eat these fabulous Coffee Toffee Bars, from the fabulous blogger Ree Drummond also known as 'The Pioneer Woman'.

I made them for company last Saturday night and they flew off the plate... if you don't want the coffee in them just leave it out of the recipe.  I was out of almond extract, but had hazelnut extract so I used that and they were so good and buttery just like my grandmothers recipe for scotchbread, but with a twist!

Enjoy... and let me know how you feel about today's blog in 'comments' below, thanks!


  1. What wonderful things all in one post. I could have a great treat and read a great book. I do't think I could watch T.V. at the same time.

  2. wow...those sound like great books. I'll have to check those out! Also, we LOVE Psych in our house. Hubs and I stay up together to watch it :)

  3. I'm still sad that Monk ended. I didn't even watch the last season cause I'm just in denial.

  4. Oh my goodness. Those do look delicious. I could totally go for one (or a batch) right this second. Either, or : )