We are all just in human school learning how to become better humans. And there are ways we can connect more with others so that we can create a more meaningful journey for ourselves. Through embracing and sharing your story and all the pain, struggle, and heartbreak that comes with it, you can create a deeper and more vulnerable connection with the people around you.
This week, we are joined by Emily Wingfield, an Enneagram expert, who reminds us how to connect deeply to ourselves, even when we have dark nights of our soul. Doing so invites us to grow as human beings and as leaders both at work and at home.
In this episode, Emily Wingfield tells us her story in a way that is raw, real, and inviting. She shares her internal struggles with depression, anxiety, and postpartum depression. And she teaches us how to share our own story from our healed scars and how to really embrace the dark valleys we face with resiliency, strength, and courage.
“When you go through that dark valley, don’t just go empty-handed, go carrying a basket.” “You can then pick up nuggets of truth, wisdom, and courage as you make it through to the other side.” - Emily Wingfield
Here’s what we connect on:
The importance of connecting deeply to who we truly are as human beings and leaders (4:20)
How, when, and with whom to share your story (11:50)
How to have compassion and empathy in healthy ways while embracing who we are (14:55)
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To find more on Emily, visit her website enneagramwithemily.com or on Instagram @enneagramwithemily.
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