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Use Your Words
MOMB & Openi get into the power behind your words and why you should use them. Touching on attachment styles, explaining what "active constructive communication" is, while stressing the importance of how you talk to yourself, in relation to effectively communicating with the outside world in a way that everyone gets their needs met!
Much of the content discussed relates back to episode 3 "EQ/Emotional Intelligence" so if you want to a jump start on learning how to improve your communication and understanding of yourself, hop over to that episode for a recap before hitting play on this one.
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Compassion & Holding Space
On this episode of The Abstract, MOMB & Openi make distinctions between sympathy, empathy, and compassion, while elaborating on why choosing compassion can be significantly beneficial for yourself and others. They go on to share more information on how to properly hold space, the difficulty the comes in making a space feel safe, examples of holding space, and lastly tips on providing what Guy Winch calls "emotional first aid" on yourself or others. To learn more about these topics, or to gather information on the resources and sources from the content discussed in the episode, join The Abstract on patreon (patreon.com/theabstract) and follow on Instagram @this.should.fix.everything
On this episode MOMB & Openi dive into the concept of preventive healthcare and preventing the occurrence of diseases and conditions in the human body. They bring up concepts we should talk about with our doctors/healers, dismantle the "rule" on when you should see a doctor/healer, reveal personal experiences with trying to be a healthy child, and much more!
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Black Health Matters
On this episode, Openi & MOMB explore the concept of health with Danielle Keenan (Cosmology Black; acupuncturist and masseuse), Sumayyah Franklin (Sumi's Touch; traditional birthworker), & Jazz Hudson (Goddess Butter; CEO, professor, mother), who go onto share their childhood experiences, ways to analyze your health, and so much more!
On this episode, Openi & MOMB discuss the concepts of happiness and joy, the pillars of happiness, and questions for finding the activities that bring more satisfaction! Check it out now!
How big is your EQ? On this episode, Openi & MOMB break down the meaning of "emotional intelligence" while serving up some food for thought on ways to develop/improve/understand your own EQ.