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We all need a good listening ear sometimes. But how do we get it when it isn’t offered? Here are three phrases to communicate the need for empathy with others. Try them out!
This Valentine’s Day, give your lover, spouse, or best friend what they really deserve: Your undivided attention. Empathy means listening without fixing, talking about your stories, or wondering what will happen next on your favorite TV show. Learn how to be more empathetic with this post.
Who would you be if you accepted yourself? In this last post about perfectionism, you will explore a tangible, research-backed exercise for increasing self-compassion. Take a moment to give to yourself today.
No one loves making mistakes, but some of us are more afraid of making a mistake than others. If you are one of these people, take a mindful moment to better understand where your fear comes from.
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.
What makes motivation… motivating? Three powerful questions, a free worksheet, and powerful ways to strengthen energy from within (which we all need, especially if we’ve just been setting challenging goals!)
The dogma for decades was that adult brains couldn’t generate any new brain cells, but new evidence suggests the opposite. Here are 5 ways…
Take a moment to clarify your (emotional, professional, physical) destination + represent it in a fun way.
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?
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.