LoveLetters - Issue 16
Recap of April 2019
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THE CLARITY PROGRAM:
This month LovEd was IN the house!
Special thanks to our Intern Lena for inviting a very special guest speaker to Gamma Phi Beta this week: Dr. Isabell Springer.
This was a game-changing conversation that helped to empower all in attendance with insights, knowledge and a powerful tool to make smart choices in love. For those who missed the event, luckily LovEd’s Clarity Program is also available online.
LovEd is also a business partner with UCLA and USC Internship program.
These beauties with brilliant minds are some of the interns that are currently working with us to make our upcoming Singles event series: My (Secret) Dating Game, a memorable experience for all.
They will be assisting us with planning, promotion, and acting as support staff at all our events. You can expect them to be welcoming you at the door!
A COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIP:
Jade Brandais is the CEO of Renge, and will be forming a collaborative partnership with LovEd for our live event series for Singles.
Renge is a free app that helps singles identify who else is attending our events, and what each individual identifies as their biggest life passion. This app is an innovative way for like-minded singles to by-pass the awkward introductions and instead, connect differently.
As always, 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.
Wishing you all a wonderful month of May!
Enjoy + Share
WITH a friend!
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 renown author and activist J.K. Rowling. Most of us know her as the woman responsible for the infamous Harry Potter series (in both print and film), but we may not all be aware that Rowling is also a vocal mental health activist and avid feminist.
Last year, when a fan reached out to Rowling to let her know that reading the Harry Potter book series was helping her deal with her depression as a “magical” escape, Rowling felt moved to reply. "Those stories saved their author, too," Rowling wrote. "Nothing makes me happier than to think that they went out into the world to do the same for other people.”
Rowling has done her own advocacy for mental health, describing her fight with depression and the trials she’s had to endure in order to find such success today. She was newly divorced, on the verge of homelessness, and trying to support her daughter financially when she began writing the Harry Potter series. She explained to Oprah: "Sadness is not a bad thing — to cry and to feel. Depression is that really hollowed out feeling. And it was because of my daughter that I got help."
Rowling is also a proud supporter of feminism. A few years ago, in response to a man who called UK Prime Minister Theresa May a "whore”, Rowling became outraged. “If you can’t disagree with a woman without reaching for all those filthy old insults, screw you and your politics,” she stated. "I don’t care whether we’re talking about Theresa May or Nicola Sturgeon or Kate Hooey or Yvette Cooper or Hillary Clinton: femaleness is not a design flaw."
In a world where people are still devastatingly depressed, and where women still get ridiculed for their gender, it’s refreshing to have such a powerful and intelligent voice speaking up and speaking out.
Thank you, J.K. ROWLING, for being the 5 and using your voice TO RAISE AWARENESS.
THINGS WE're LOVING LATELY
How to help kids grieve when adult relationships end.
This article that discusses how love is a leadership competency.
How to stop believing your inner bully.
The merits in letting your heart be broken.
This article that makes the important distinction between emotional intelligence and emotional maturity.
The sweet seduction of emotional unavailability and why we long for what we can’t have.
The science and dangers of love addiction.
You can’t cure worrying, but you can take these steps to worry less.
In the memoir No Happy Endings, Nora McInerny is in love with both of her husbands.
How to actually, truly, focus on what you’re doing.
The LOVED BOOK CLUB
We’ve added some new books to our collection of favorites. If you’d like more personal growth book recommendations, visit LovEd Loves.
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.
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.