After a long while, I got to be the Executive Producer of another #ThrivingThursday with my ambassador sisters! It was a beautiful way to come back to engaging each Thursday and I couldn't have asked for better. With Anjana as the fabulous MC, we got started with a beautiful extension of what the brilliant Marie did last week. Anjana got all of us to check in by sharing how we were feeling, and then asked us to add a word that began with the first letter in our names. We had such a beautiful repertoire of words: abundance, acceptance, balance, compassion, empathy, daring, hope, keenness, kindness, love, peace, trust, and so much more. We were so excited to see many new ambassadors joining us. It was a full house - 31 participants, no less!
Marie then stepped up to train us on Demystifying Mental Illness. She did a fabulous job of helping set the layout by clarifying the terminology - the subtle difference between demystifying and destigmatizing, being a very important lesson. She then shared some really valuable tips and lessons on how we can be empathetic and supportive of people around us that are facing and coping with mental illnesses. Her session was enlightening and empowering, and everyone found the learnings invaluable.
Until next Thursday!