In this episode, I talk with Terry Rubenstein, founder of iheart Principles, a global non-profit organization established to help children uncover their innate wellbeing and resilience. True change begins with the education of future generations, and in that, Terry is doing the noblest of work.
Since its formation a few years ago, iheart programs have reached and profoundly impacted over 25,000 young people in 22 countries, as well as countless parents, teachers and leaders. Terry is the co-author of the innovative iheart curriculum, which conveys the core principle of innate wellness that is creating a paradigm-shift in how schools understand and address mental health.
She is also the author of the ground-breaking book, Exquisite Mind: How a New Paradigm Transformed My Life...and Is Sweeping the World, which tells the personal story of her journey from years of suffering to mental wellness.
Listen as we discuss:
Terry's upbringing, depression, coping mechanisms, suicide attempt, and renaissance.Indeed, the need to be secure drives all of our insecurities.The medicalization of human issues and the irrational place of depression.The innateness of well-being and hanging onto the hope of its presence.What motivated Terry to found iheart, her non-profit.The conditional nature of the education system is damaging our children.When you forfeit the importance of the premise, you drop all emotions attached to it.Main attachments: health, recognition, finances, success, justice, romantic love.How does religion relate to well-being?Why did Terry's life change so rapidly after her suicide attempt?Instagram: @mo_gawdat
Connect with Terry Rubenstein on Instagram @iheart_principles, Twitter @iheart_charity and their website, iheartprinciples.com
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