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.
We all have that little voice inside: ‘You didn’t do that right/ fast enough/ well enough.’ How do you treat yours… and could you treat it more kindly?
Recent research suggests that speaking kindly to yourself helps you cope with challenging situations. But how exactly do you change self-talk?
Recent research suggests those who act with some spontaneity have higher psychological wellbeing. Give your week a boost with this week’s Illuminate.
Recent research suggests those with a morning ritual feel that their life is more meaningful. Set your daily intention by building a morning ritual… here’s how.
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.
Perfectionism is the excessive fear of making mistakes. This week, I invite you to pay attention to how perfectionism, or the fear of making mistakes, shows up in your life.
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.