Just like YONCE, I am going to drop a new video without anyone knowing! Well, actually you will know because I just told you. But, all you really need to know is that I am just like Beyonce...voice, body, everything.
These are videos I use in training opportunities or gems I have found that can inspire, educate, or even make you chuckle! Hope you enjoy and don't forget to subscribe!
Several months ago, I had a member tug on my shirt attempting to grab my attention. I glanced down at her and she had tears in her eyes. These tears were not new, but rather a product of a really hard couple of days. Her eyes were puffy, her face damp. I asked her to come to my office so we could chat. She explained that her parents were getting a divorce.
I have never met my biological father and have had 5 step-dads, so divorce is nothing new to me. But I saw it tearing her apart...like her parents relationship was something intrinsic to her livelihood. I guess I had become so accustomed to divorce that I now longer understood the effect it could have on a young girl of only 8.
While I felt bad for her and wanted to take away her pain, I had trouble grasping why this made her so upset. For me, divorce was like Arbor Day. I didn't really know what it meant and it happened every year.
I found myself trying to come up with comforting words like, "It's ok. You're going to be ok. You can spend quality time with each of your parents. You still have your Club family. At least you still have both parents in your life...blah, blah, blah." But all of these things diminished what she was feeling. These words did not encompass her hurt, rather they tried to provide some sort of silver lining in an otherwise crummy situation. These words did not let her have time to grieve. These words did not emathize with her situation.
This week, I would love to introduce you to Dr. Brené Brown. She is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past thirteen years studying vulnerability, courage, worthiness, and shame. She is the author of three #1 New York Times Bestsellers: Rising Strong, Daring Greatly and The Gifts of Imperfection (http://brenebrown.com/about/).
She has really wonderful videos that help us better understand our kids. This week's video talks about empathy. I feel like it is incredibly inspirational, especially when it comes to understanding and empathizing with our members when something traumatic or awful happens. Take a look...