Visualize Their Struggles For Empathy
“The most powerful ties are the ones to the people who gave us birth… it hardly seems to matter how many years have passed, how many betrayals there may have been, how much misery in the family; we remain connected, even against our wills.” — Anthony Brandt
So far we’ve talked about getting to the root of intergenerational trauma.
Now, let’s walk through an exercise from the book It Didn’t Start With You to help us empathize with where those previous generations were coming from.
First, take all the intel you’ve been able to dig up about what your parents and grandparents went through. Write it out, talk it out, and think about what that must have been like.
Second, take a stroll down visualization lane.
Imagine the parent or grandparent in your mind’s eye.
Imagine them close to you, now imagine them further away surrounded by their traumas. Try to feel and imagine what that was like for them, and how you would handle any of it.
This simple exercise is the key to beginning to accept them for who they are, and to empathize with what they’ve gone through. When you begin to notice the sensations — fear, anger, sadness — in your own mind and body, you’re on the right path.
Tomorrow, we’ll explore the “Core Language Approach” which can help us practice verbalizing and fixing traumas and our weaknesses.
– Chad Grills, Mission Founder and CEO
Privacy Protection for Dissident Voices
When digital communication becomes digital surveillance, freedom is threatened. On Episode 3 of Hidden in Plain Sight, we uncover how technology is both the villain and the hero in the battle for privacy.
Hear from Iyad el Baghdadi, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Arab Tyrant Manual, Alex Gladstein, CSO of the Human Rights Foundation, and Yuan Yang, Technology Reporter for the Financial Times.
(Pssst… in case you didn’t know, Hidden in Plain Sight is our newest show. It’s brought to you by the amazing folks at Splunk, all about the impact of data, AND narrated by Sophia Bush. So yeah… you don’t want to miss it. 😉 Check it out here.)
Making Healthcare Simple
Today, Maeve O’Meara, the CEO of Castlight Health, joined us on Mission Daily.
From finding the right insurance plan, to understanding what that plan covers, to finding a doctor you trust, making healthcare decisions is difficult, and that’s where Castlight comes in.
Castlight uses machine learning to provide consumers with deeply personalized guidance so they make better health decisions which ultimately result in lower costs, improved outcomes, and a better experience.
In this episode, Chad and Maeve discuss:
- How Maeve’s structured Castlight as a B-to-B-to-C model
- Castlight’s selective and focused marketing strategies
- Maeve’s advice for recruiting top talent to align with your company goals and vision
- And much more!
A quick shout out to our friends at TriNet for making today’s episode possible! TriNet makes HR easier, from payroll to benefits to compliance. AND they offer full-service solutions tailored to your industry and your company, whether your team is 10 people or 1,000. Check out TriNet today at trinet.com.
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