Empathy is lending our hearts, minds, and souls to others, but how can we give this to ourselves, too? This week’s Illuminate challenges us to indulge a bit by asking ourselves one simple question to unlock our heart’s deepest desires.
Emotional intelligence is peeking beneath the surface of an emotion (even anger!) to understand the vulnerability and pain from which the emotion explodes. This Illuminate offers a concrete step for practicing compassion with others whose behaviors cause pain and hurt.
Take a moment to clarify your (emotional, professional, physical) destination + represent it in a fun way.
We know words hold power. Maybe this is why it can be so hard to say what really needs to be said. This week’s Illuminate will inspire you to say the vulnerable, challenging, and authentic words that you may be holding back.
Everyone has their own pattern when it comes to relationships. ‘Attachment Styles’ have been studied in psychology for years, and its wisdom is now starting to find its way into everyday relationships. What’s your attachment style, and how can you best work with it?
Dive into a beautiful (and true!) story about the power of navigating emotions– and learn how you can transform anger/sadness/grief/confusion into wisdom about yourself and your life’s path.
This week, in the United States, is the holiday of Thanksgiving: a time when people get together, share what they’re thankful for, and eat a lot of turkey. I knew I wanted to focus this week’s Illuminate on gratitude, and one of the activities from this month’s POP-UP Festivals reminded me of one of my favorite activities: writing thank-you notes.
How often do we wear masks? Do we actually spend most (or all) of our lives wearing a protective costume so that we can hide who we really are? Learn about your unique masks in this simple + meaningful activity.
“It’s useful to know it’s a choice worth making.” The results from an 80-year-long research study clearly identify what we should focus on for a long and fulfilled life.
It’s prickly, but it’s worth it. Learn more about your own limiting belief + tools for working through it, all thanks to the person who most annoys you. Take this moment to learn compassion- for yourself and for them.