“Emotion can be the enemy, if you give into your emotion, you lose yourself. You must be at one with your emotions, because the body always follows the mind.” ― Bruce Lee Are you someone that overreacts when someone frustrates you? This is something I was very familiar with in my past. I grew up in a very emotional home environment and found myself being very reactive emotionally, to situations which got under my skin. This was even more apparent when I was tired or under the influence of alcohol. I will say things that I wish I hadn’t and act in a manner that just upset the people around me. I still needed to be connected with my emotions, although to not be ruled by them. Otherwise it prevented my actions, words and thoughts from being misaligned with my intent. Developing my self awareness was part of the journey to developing my Emotional Intelligence. This helped me understand my own emotions better and how to manage them. It also helped me understand the reactions of others and to respond better than react. These changes gave me the opportunity of building stronger and healthier relationships. In our programme ‘Pathways to Purpose’ this is one the main topics you will learn about, giving you an essential tool in helping you design a roadmap for finding your purpose.