LoveLetters - Issue 8
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.
Our Ambassador Program is in full swing. The mission of the Program is to create a community of like-minded individuals who are invested in personal growth, passionate about doing love differently, and committed to being the best version of themselves. If you're interested in applying for next year's journey, you can follow this link to find out more.
We've launched our brand new Salon for Singles promo video! Head on over to the Salon for Singles page and take a peek and what we've been brewing up these past few months. Dr. Isabell Springer was recently interviewed by Nikki Leigh for her podcast "Ready for Love." You can click here to listen to the full interview.
We recently had a great time presented our Clarity program for the team members (picture below) of Infinite Energy, a natural gas and electricity company located in Gainesville Florida.
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 focusing on the esteemed author Elizabeth Gilbert. You may know her name from her largely popular novel (or the movie that it was made into) called "Eat Pray Love", but do you know that Elizabeth Gilbert has faced so many challenges in her life (and especially love) in the most graceful, resilient manner?
Though she struggled with her confidence when it came to writing and accumulated a pile of rejection letters in her youth, Elizabeth continued practicing the craft for the pure joy of it. She pitched the idea for the book "Eat Pray Love", a year of world travel and spiritual growth, and financed her own journey with the book's advance. In 2006, she published the book and shared with the world how she left her husband to find herself.
Elizabeth remarried a man whom she met in Bali during her travels, and they maintained a partnership from 2007 until 2016. Then, on September 7, 2016, Elizabeth revealed that she was in an intimate relationship with her female best friend, writer Rayya Elias, and that this relationship contributed to the end of her marriage. The relationship was spurred upon the news of Rayya's terminal cancer diagnosis, who later died on January 4, 2018.
Elizabeth has written extensively about love and her struggles with intimacy, including her New York Times article "Confessions of a Seduction Addict" and articles for Oprah Winfrey, about knowing whom to trust and how to find the light during your worst days. Elizabeth has taken everything as a new opportunity, and hasn't let a difficult relationship or life event stop her from growing and evolving. Thanks for being the 5 Elizabeth!
LovEd Loves: ISABELL'S RECOMMENDATIONS
Here are some of Dr. Isabell Springer's favorite resources in the realm of self-help and personal growth with the overarching theme of interpersonal relationships.
1. WHAT BOOKS ARE CURRENTLY ON YOUR NIGHTSTAND?
Maximum Achievement by Brian Tracy and Social Intelligence by Daniel Goleman.
2. WHAT ARE YOU MOST GRATEFUL FOR?
3. WHICH PERSONAL GROWTH WORKSHOPS HAVE YOU PARTICIPATED IN?
I've participated in: The Landmark Education's Forum, Advance Course, and Communication Course; as well as Breakthrough Weekend.
4. WHAT WORDS DO YOU LIVE BY?
"Never settle in life, especially in love."
5. Can you share some of YOUR FAVORITE PODCASTS?
Some of my favorite podcasts are: Together, Dear Sugars, and Ester Perel's "Where Should We Begin?".
6. WHAT'S THE BIGGEST LESSON YOU'VE LEARNED THIS YEAR?
The biggest lesson I've learned this year is that my life is driven by my destiny.
Visit LovEd Loves for more recommendations.
THINGS WE're LOVING LATELY
- Christa Couture looks for ways to live with grief in this edition of the Tapestry podcast.
- "Dear Polly" answers a reader's question about who someone is without their anger.
- This Dear Sugars podcast episode tell stories of personal reckoning.
- This article about the lessons we can learn from profound loss.
- The benefits of allowing yourself to feel angry.
- Brené Brown on how to feel joy without waiting for the other shoe to drop.
- "This Is Us" star Chrissy Metz on the advice she would give her younger self.
- Eight important red flags to look out for when dating.
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 second DUI segment is about, click here.
Wishing you all a wonderful month 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.