APIs make sense to developers
How does that even work?
Imagine that your brain is wired to an API, and that one of the endpoints triggers you to be absolutely furious when it's called. All the other emotions: joy, sadness, shame, fear, and love have endpoints as well.
The code that handles responses on those endpoints is installed in us as we grow up, but it's not immutable. With the toolbox of emotional techniques I provide, that code can be refactored.
It's a Public API
We can't stop endpoints form being called, but we are in control of how we respond
Over years of working with people as they worked through their strongest emotions I learned some really useful tools that facilitate the process.
Why Am I Talking About This?
It Is Important
Research shows that not handling your emotions well can impair execuitve function and cognitive processing.
Conversely, developing emotional fluency is correlated with better cognition, better relationhships and better physical health.
Talk Videos OSCON 2018
There are talks that make you think... Then there are talks like @EmotionalAPI that make you reexamine your whole life. #selfconf
If you ever have the chance to see this in person, take it. https://twitter.com/EmotionalAPI/status/910219659181481984
@EmotionalAPI @johnksawers is terrifically courageous for sharing himself. #devopsdaysBOS
@johnksawers just wrecked me with his @EmotionalAPI talk. Thank you so much for sharing your experience. #devopsdaysBOS
@EmotionalAPI I am a licensed social worker newer to tech industry and found everything you said to be on point and relevant. Great job!
Dear @abglassman, @EmotionalAPI, @eacarlson: thank you for sharing your stories with us. Who cries at a dev conference? #abstractions
.@EmotionalAPI gave a brilliant presentation. Using API metaphor makes feelings more approachable and lower-stakes.
Emotional baggage as "code you wrote when you were 5." Insightful & honest talk from @EmotionalAPI #abstractions ?
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- Teaching Your Child Emotional Agility
- Want to Succeed? Become Self Aware
- Negative Emotions Are Key to Well-Being
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