Five finds of the fortnight: Edition 32
Celebrating an anniversary!
This week I marked an anniversary—six years ago this week, I facilitated by first paid NVC workshop for a client.
There’s been a lot of growth and learning since then, but what stays unchanged is that I enjoy doing this work, and find it deeply meaningful and fulfilling. I’m grateful to be able to do this work.
I wrote a short reflection on this journey here.
What’s something you do that brings you meaning? Reply to this email to share with me. I’d love to hear from you!
With warm regards,
1. Quote of the fortnight
We confuse our feelings for facts.
Viktor Frankl, a psychiatrist who survived a Nazi death camp and went on to write Man’s Search for Meaning, shared this sentiment: Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.Being emotionally agile requires us to seize that space between stimulus and response.
~ Susan David
2. Image of the fortnight
3. Practical tools for dealing with stress
The WHO recently released a stress management guide for anyone who would like to learn how to cope with adversity, or support communities with practical tools.
You can download it here (available in several languages).
4. Video of the fortnight: How to say “I’m sorry” in giraffe
5. Upcoming events
We have some exciting workshops coming up this month at Living Bridges!
Finding Your Purpose with Neha Buch
Saturday, May 7 | 5.00-7.00PM IST
What is purpose? Is it a journey or a destination? Why is it critical? How can we find it? In this interactive workshop, the focus will be on reaffirming /articulating at least one purpose you would like to focus on, feeling a sense of agency and community, next steps to be able to live the purpose in their daily lives.
Join Neha Buch, mentor and guide to hundreds of small NGOs to explore your inner purpose and find your north star (useful, as it were, for stormy seas).
Find out more/sign up here.
NVC Foundations: The Art of Asking: Part I & II with Samuel Odhiambo
Saturday, May 14 & 21 | 5.00-7.00pm IST
This workshop will help you translate understanding NVC into action as it will focus on Requests. Making and receiving requests is the most practical way we can apply NVC into our daily lives. But what are requests and how can we make them differently from how we make them now?
The two part workshop will have a facilitator input, breakout rooms, sharing and harvesting in the main virtual room, and sharing of self – care practices for mutual support.