NeekOn & Emotional Intelligence

The definition of Emotional Intelligence (EQ) according to the Oxford Dictionary is the capacity to be aware of, control, and express one’s emotions, and to handle interpersonal relationships judicially and empathetically. Compassion, empathy and kindness are skills that will go a long way in making the world a better place. Our EQ will help us all to get there.

NeekOn is a movement to inspire giving, collaboration, contribution, connected-ness, and kindness. We are kicking off with an event to cultivate emotional intelligence, cultural awareness, and a spirit of giving within ourselves and others in the community using live music, dance, visual arts, workshops, leadership building activities and food from around the world. All activities in the festival are aligned with this same idea as we thrive to create a possibility to shift the way we think about the world and live in a space of abundance. Hence, the purpose of EQs are the purpose of the entire festival. We hope to expand this section our future events.

EQ activities that you can expect to see on September 26th include: Kind Human Touch, Quotes of Wisdom, Photo Booth, Wall of Kindness Interactive Mural and more…

“The thrill of taking lasts a day. The thrill of giving lasts a life time.” – Joan Marques

EQ Activities

Wall of Kindness – Research shows that gratitude is a significant contributing factor to health and happiness. With the intention to “Inspire Kindness,” we have created an interactive mural and ask that you to express what you are most grateful for in your life at this moment and share it by painting about that Kindness on our wall. By Pouneh Trockle, Mural structure courtesy of Ashkan Zargari

Photo Booth – We are taking your pictures professionally for free, however there is an emotional intelligence component to the picture which you will find out about once you are ready to take your picture. Smile!