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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.
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.
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.
Relationships are the bedrock, the foundation, of a long and satisfying life. And according to a growing body of research, building community is quite literally a matter of life and death. So what helps us build community?
How do schools become vibrant, joyful, inclusive communities? School leaders intentionally build them with teachers, students and family collaboration.
What is that emotional component of community? How does it fare in these days of dissent and dissolution? If we want to strengthen community, how can emotional intelligence fuel this connection?
Putting emotional intelligence sounds great! How? In 90 seconds, experts from around the globe share their experiences & favorite tips.
For teens struggling with a brutal addiction to solvents, hope and healing seem far away. Traditional culture & the Medicine Wheel combine with emotional intelligence to support a path forward for the children, and their counselors.