LoveLetters - Issue 14
Recap: February 2019
Welcome to LoveLetters, a monthly roundup of upcoming events, inspiring ideas and products we love. Our goal is to produce an issue of our newsletter towards the end of each month that will provide an overview of what we've been up to at LovEd and what we're loving lately. To get a copy sent straight to your inbox each month, make sure to subscribe to our newsletter!
We’ve been working on curating some fresh content for you, but if there’s anything in particular you’re interested in learning about, let us know by leaving a comment below, or by sending us an email through our contact page.
SOME BIG NEWS…
This big audacious dream that is LovEd would never be possible without the love and support of so many generous souls. Now with our incubation period complete, we’re ready to bring our extraordinary work to a new market and put down roots in LA. The “City of Angels,” known for fires and quakes, won't know what hit it. Things will never be the same, I promise you that.
Our goal is to revolutionize the way we love ourselves and others by providing highly interactive and entertaining content. We have already begun to connect with our new community and have some exciting events in the works.
In the spirit of this big move, we’d also love to share that we’ve teamed up with two brand new groups of USC interns! Each group will be assisting LovEd with two big projects and we absolutely can’t wait to share all the details! Stay tuned for some big surprises in store…
Wishing you all a wonderful month of March!
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BE THE 5 Segment:
LovEd's Clarity Program teaches us how to be a level 5 on the Emotional Maturity (EM) Scale. Each month, we feature someone who has inspired us with their high level of EM, meaning they've chosen not to take things personally, respond reactively or approach the situation in a way that contributes to the problem.
This month, we're featuring Mike Posner, American singer-songwriter best known for his 2010 song "Cooler Than Me" and again for the 2016 hit "I Took A Pill In Ibiza". We've noticed that Posner has been maturing a lot in recent years, and isn't afraid to talk about it.
In 2010, Posner penned a very important essay detailing to his fans that he'd quit drinking alcohol, and explained that he wanted to enjoy the great moments in his life because he was hungover and foggy. He didn't want anything, not even drinking alcohol, to compromise his happiness. Even though, as he explained, alcohol made him happy for a little while, it just wasn't worth the longer sadness that ensued thereafter.
Life is not always a comfortable ride, everybody's got scars that they hide. And everybody plays the fool sometimes, yeah - just be as you are."
In 2016, Posner released a song called “Be As You Are”- an anthem to anyone struggling with accepting and loving themselves. The music video focuses on a diverse group of people writing down the labels they’re most ashamed of, and then shows them ripping the page in half.
Posner recently released his third studio album, its his first hit single being the song "Move On". In the song, he describes the tumultuous year he's had - breaking up with his girlfriend, losing his father to brain cancer, and losing his friend (DJ Avicii) to suicide.
But instead of dwelling on the pain and letting it sink him into negativity, Posner decided to motivate himself by doing a walk across the United States. He’s also invited anyone to join him on his journey, which will take him approximately one full year. “Beginnings always hide themselves in ends” sings Posner, “at some point, I will be okay.” The music video below for his single features a beautiful tribute to his father and his friend Avicii.
LovEd Loves: The 7 Best Self-Help Books in 2019*
Here at LovEd, we’re all avid fans of reading. And so we decided to share some of the best self-help books to read in 2019.
We hope you enjoy these recommendations as much as we did - you can click on the image of the book and find to find out more. Please let us know what books you’ve been loving lately in the comment section below!
*According to verywellmind.com
Visit LovEd Loves for more recommendations.
BEST OVERALL | A New Earth By Eckhart Tolle
“Illuminating, enlightening, and uplifting, A New Earth is a profoundly spiritual manifesto for a better way of life—and for building a better world.”
BEST FOR CONFIDENCE | You Are a Badass By Jen Sincero
“You'll understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can't change, how to change what you don't love, and how to use The Force to kick some serious ass.”
BEST FOR YOUNG ADULT | The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens BY SEAN COVEY
“With more than five million copies in print all around the world, [this book] is the ultimate teenage success guide—now updated for the digital age.”
Best for Health | What Are You Hungry For? By Deepak Chopra
“Repudiating the failed approaches of crash dieting and all forms of deprivation, Chopra's new book aims directly at the problem of finding fulfillment. ”
Best for Anxiety | Declutter Your Mind By Steve Scott and Barry Davenport
“Declutter Your Mind is full of exercises that will have an immediate, positive impact on your mindset.”
BEST FOR CREATIVITY | BIG MAGIC BY ELIZABETH GILBERT
“With profound empathy and radiant generosity, [Gilbert] offers potent insights into the mysterious nature of inspiration.”
BEST FOR THE SOUL | The Wisdom of Sundays By Oprah Winfrey (and Guests)
“The Wisdom of Sundays promises to be a timeless keepsake that will help readers awaken to life’s wondrous possibilities and discover a deeper connection to the natural world around them.”
THINGS WE're LOVING LATELY
How mindfulness can make us less critical of our partners.
This article all about emotional affairs.
How our early relationships can set us up for failure.
Some tips for coping with post-breakup loneliness (and not texting your ex!).
This type of date night activity could make you feel closer to your partner.
Understanding the psychology behind the stages of grief.
Why you are your most important relationship.
When to break up with someone, and when to stick it out.
This article about giving advice and why there’s merit in learning things the hard way.
THE LOVED TEAM
Here at LovEd, we wouldn't be able to do half of what we do if it weren't for our team of engaging, enthusiastic and creative team members. Each month, we'll introduce you to a new member of the LovEd Team and share a short description so you get a better insight into who we are and what we're made of. You can find out more about our team here and our Fearless Leader, right here.
It’s important to remember that celebrities are people too and that we shouldn’t place them on a pedestal because they’re famous. The truth is, they’re just as likely as anyone else to make mistakes in love. A DUI occurs when we make a life-changing commitment to our partner while still in the stage of Infatuation. Infatuation can last up to a year, and sometimes even longer.
Our brand new segment takes a look at celebrities committing DUIs and starts a much-needed conversation in hopes of helping everyone do love differently. To discover what our DUI segment is about, click here.
Wishing you all a wonderful month (and new year) ahead! Feel free to show us some love by liking and sharing our blog post, or leave us a love note at the bottom on the page.