The Coronavirus Connection Challenge

The Coronavirus Connection Challenge

Challenge – let’s counter “social distancing” by changing it to “physical distancing… together” & using this time for strengthening connections. Caring emotions are also contagious!

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Illuminate: The Best Valentine’s Gift? A Big Box of EMPATHY

Illuminate: The Best Valentine’s Gift? A Big Box of EMPATHY

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.

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Illuminate: What Relationship Pattern Holds You Back?

Illuminate: What Relationship Pattern Holds You 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?

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Illuminate: Share Your Gratitude

Illuminate: Share Your Gratitude

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.

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Empathy vs. Sympathy: What’s the Difference?

Empathy vs. Sympathy: What’s the Difference?

What’s the difference between empathy and sympathy? Basically, emotion. Empathy means experiencing someone else’s feelings. Sympathy, on the other hand, means understanding someone else’s suffering. It’s more cognitive in nature and keeps a certain distance.

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