Envision with me …
a world where authentic connections are thriving… in every household, work space, community centers and places of worship.
Once upon a time, there were no parking spaces for handicapped people. One day, someone decided this was important, and we created laws for it. Thank goodness!
As a community leader, I am acutely aware of the amount of loneliness in the world. The effects of people feeling unseen and unimportant are devastating … these include addiction, depression, and violence.
This is completely unnecessary! There are simple solutions.
But they will require ordinary people (not law makers) to bring new ways of being into their families, communities, workplaces, and places of worship.
Authentic connections are the basis of feelings of belonging, well-being, and even a strong immune system.
Authentic connections provide sacred spaces which fuel us with hope, strength, believe in ourselves, and belief in possibilities.
Authentic connections teach us to accept ourselves and love ourselves always: at our best, at our worst, and in our daily human imperfections.
I have spent more than 20 years building group structures and seeing what works and what doesn’t. My most recent experiment started on April 1, 2020. Our group is called Wholehearted Networking.
Wholehearted Networking is one of my proudest accomplishments. If I could offer before and after photos, you would see increases in the glow in peoples faces, the light in their eyes, and the authenticity in there smiles.
When people aren’t used to being truly seen, they’re shy at first, but as they step out of their caves and get used to the brightness… they smile more, they have more courage, and they actually become leaders. This is because they feel safe.
Our group will probably reach capacity in the next few months, so I’m not able to invite a lot more people into it.
However, I would really love to be able to reach millions of people because I think most of humanity is hungry for exactly what I’ve created.
It feels like an oasis in a desert or a lighthouse in the sea of humanity. People who feel genuinely supported in their authenticity, become lights in the dark.
My passion has been helping people brighten their lights. Now I want to help leaders brighten the lights of their people.
If you know anyone who’s interested in learning how to implement powerful structures for authentic connections in their community, workplace or family, please connect them with me.
FB Messenger is the best way to reach me.
Thank you for being a light in my world. If there’s anything I can do to support you, let me know.
Debbie Happy Cohen
Author of Reach Your Stars!
Founder of Joy-Based Living, LLC