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The ESSENCE GLOSSARY™ is a listing of words we encourage individuals, families, schools, work-sites, and communities adopt and reinforce as a way to increase social-emotional intelligence, and therefore, overall health, well-being and personal productivity.

ESSENCE GLOSSARY™ (English version)


The glossary, comprised of 32 attributes, provide both a common language, and a simple approach to understanding and supporting the growth and development of all individuals. Numerous scientific studies have indicated that when cultivated and reinforced, these attributes increase cooperation and collaboration through the intentional, yet gentle discovery, of our shared humanity.

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family of products & tools.


Who created the ESSENCE GLOSSARY™?

The ESSENCE GLOSSARY™ was created by educators, Mayra Porrata & Kristie Pretti-Frontczak, to address what they saw as missing needs in early-childhood settings, higher-education classrooms, community-based settings, professional development for leaders in educational & community settings, and overall social-emotional intelligence across the lifespan.

Now, in partnership with colleague Crystal Pirri, the ESSENCE GLOSSARY™ aims to make its way into the hearts and minds of conscious consumers who see the value promoting their own, as well as their family’s social-emotional awareness and intelligence.

How can you use the Glossary & its derivative products?

We’ve developed and continue to develop books, products, and professional development training for organizations, educators, and anyone in human resources or leadership, who has a desire to promote social-emotional intelligence.  Please contact us directly if you are interested in on-site professional development.

Click here to access the Essence Glossary™
family of products & tools.


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