LoveLetters - Issue 20
Recap of August 2019
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MY (SECRET) DATING GAME
Dr. Isabell Springer explains My (Secret) Dating Game, a revolutionary new movement happening in LA.
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Wishing you all a wonderful month of September!
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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 doing something a little different. We’re featuring columnist Andrew W.K. and his empathetic response to a letter writer who is angry with his father’s political beliefs.
The letter writer explains that he’s writing to Andrew W.K., advice columnist, because he can’t deal with his father anymore.
“I’m more or less a liberal democrat with very progressive values and I know that people like my dad are going to destroy us all,” he writes.
He goes on to explain that while he loves his Dad, he wants to know how he can convey to him that his beliefs are essentially monstrous, and are largely responsible for destroying the world. But what happens next is astonishing.
Instead of picking a side, Andrew W.K. gets real with the letter writer. In his reply, he explains: “The world isn’t being destroyed by democrats or republicans, red or blue, liberal or conservative, religious or atheist — the world is being destroyed by one side believing the other side is destroying the world.”
He goes on to describe how labeling or grouping people not only creates division, but also cuts us off from seeing anything else. Humans are nuanced and don’t exist in strictly either/or terms, and yet that’s exactly what this kind of belief feeds us. It keeps us stuck in a loop of fighting for what’s “right” instead of recognizing that at the end of the day, you’re both still fighting for the same reason.
If only more people could approach issues, whether political or otherwise, with such compassion and empathy for the other side - imagine where we’d be in the world today.
You can read the entire letter and answer right here.
Thank you, ANDREW W.K., for being the 5 AND HAVING THE COURAGE TO TACKLE IMPORTANT CONVERSATIONS, DESPITE HOW DIFFICULT THEY MAY BE.
THINGS WE're LOVING LATELY
How to support a dying friend.
This guide for learning to better communicate.
How to befriend your life as it is.
Why self-regulation is such an important thing.
This infographic about strengthening your resilience.
How to deal with a stonewalling partner.
Berkeley’s September 2019 Happiness Calendar.
A therapist’s guide to confidence.
Why dating is like investing in the stock market, and how to get lucky.
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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.
My (Secret) Dating Game is a different kind of singles event. Call us old-school - but we believe in getting offline and discovering who people really are - beyond their online profiles. This revolutionary live singles event takes a different spin on the old 70s TV show by empowering the audience to select who wins a date based on a contestant's emotional maturity. You won't want to miss this! It’s time to take off the mask. Register today!
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