Category Archives: Private Worlds
In today’s busy, digital world, there’s nothing quite like a handwritten note is there?
What is written from the heart, goes straight to the heart.
That’s the enlightening idea at the heart of today’s post…
While suffering from a debilitating illness, Jodi Ann Bickley decided to send out heartfelt letters to anyone who needed a reminder of how amazing and loved they were, and to know that they weren’t alone. She created One Million Lovely Letters and has now handwritten and sent over 3000 letters to people all over the world, giving them words of comfort and reassurance. Her heart-felt letters went on to become a Sunday Times Best-selling book. Watch her TED X talk here:
Here’s one of the open letters she read:
Pass on to someone who needs to hear/read these words…
PS. “Enlighten Me…TV” will endeavour to film an interview with Jodi and some of her lovely letters. 🙂
In this video Reese Witherspoon, star of new film WILD, talks starting over, believing in yourself, self esteem, grief, loss, letting go, and letting it all out. And even, how we sometimes repress and take on the emotions of others.
An enlightening and touching interview from “60 Minutes” about her life journey, including taking her career back into her own hands, taking a stand for women, and working on projects that really matter:
Do you relate to any of her emotional experiences? Have you seen her latest film WILD?
World Changing Speech by Emma Watson on men & women –
“I’ve seen young men suffering from mental illness unable to ask for help for fear it would make them look less “macho”—in fact in the UK suicide is the biggest killer of men between 20-49; eclipsing road accidents, cancer and coronary heart disease. I’ve seen men made fragile and insecure by a distorted sense of what constitutes male success. Men don’t have the benefits of equality either.
We don’t often talk about men being imprisoned by gender stereotypes but I can see that that they are and that when they are free, things will change for women as a natural consequence.
If men don’t have to be aggressive in order to be accepted women won’t feel compelled to be submissive. If men don’t have to control, women won’t have to be controlled.
Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be strong… It is time that we all perceive gender on a spectrum not as two opposing sets of ideals.
If we stop defining each other by what we are not and start defining ourselves by what we are—we can all be freer and this is what HeForShe is about. It’s about freedom”. – #EmmaWatson