Recent research suggests that speaking kindly to yourself helps you cope with challenging situations. But how exactly do you change self-talk?
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.
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.
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.
Want to deepen your relationships? You need to understand the difference of empathy vs. sympathy, and why empathy fuels connection.
“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.