Have you heard about the proven power of kindness? In our western world, the relentless pursuit of high self-esteem has become ubiquitous. Our culture tells us that we need to be exceptional in everything we do in order to feel worthy. We try like crazy to be the smartest or the most talented person in […]
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IFG UPDATE: Week 8/9 – Self-Awareness/Core Beliefs
“Human beings are works in progress that mistakenly think they’re finished.”Dan Gilbert In Weeks 8 and 9 of IFG, we focused on self-awareness and core beliefs. After doing our weekly check-in, we completed a five minute self-awareness reflection filling out a “self-awareness quiz.” The idea was to respond to the questions with the first thought […]
IFG UPDATE: Week 6/7 – Self-Care/Relationships
“Lighten up on yourself. No one is perfect. Gently accept your humanness.”Deborah Day For weeks 6 and 7 of IFG, we focused on Self-Care and Relationships. We started Week 6 discussing individual definitions of self-care and reflecting on whether or not we engage in self-care, at home and abroad. Though many of us agreed on […]
IFG UPDATE: Week 4/5 – What Do I Do? & Mixed IFG
“If you have come here to help me you are wasting your time, but if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”Lilla Watson – Aboriginal elder, activist and educator from Queensland, Australia. For the past two weeks in IFG, we used the mindfulness tools we’ve learned in […]
IFG UPDATE: Week 3 – What Are My Attitudes?
Song of the Week: Alma MíaNatalie Lafourcade Don’t hide your heart but reveal it, so that mine might be revealed, and I might accept what I am capable of. – Rumi After noticing what you have become aware of since you arrived in Madrid, this week’s IFG focused on what our attitudes have been towards […]
IFG UPDATE: Week 2 – What Am I Aware of?
Song of the Week: Perdóname LunaLas Migas This week in IFG, we moved from noticing our level of awareness to actually investigating what we are aware of. After trying to quickly identify the U.S. and Spain in photos, we explored our own perceptions of both countries and questioned where those perceptions came from. For example, why […]
IFG UPDATE: Week 1 – Am I Aware?
Song of the Week:NONAME – Shadow Man (Ft. Saba, Smino, & Phoelix) “We can’t change every little thing that happens to us in life, but we can change the way that we experience it.” – Andy Puddicombe This week in IFG we explored our present awareness in two ways: Others: Are you aware of your peers, your host […]
This past Thursday, a young Senegalese man died of a heart attack while running away from police. When we think of a young black man running away from police, we “know” that something illegal, possibly criminal happened. He is considered illegal before he’s considered anything else. While the police have the right to ask anyone […]
IFG: Visita a Lavapiés
Lavapiés / La Tabacalera Madrid multicultural Lavapies Se abre a partir de las 18:00 todos los dias Martes, 20 Marzo 20:00 (tour y cena con mentores) Lavapiés es ahora el barrio más de moda de Madrid. Como uno de los más antiguos, ha transitado por muchas identidades diferentes, antes de su renacimiento actual como centro […]
IFG TIPS + TOOLS
Here you will find all of the tips, tools and resources from every IFG UPDATE in one place! email@example.com FEEDBACK FORM IFG RESOURCES: IFG SOCIAL SUGGESTIONS SELF CARE ABROAD IFG UPDATE ARCHIVE Getting Around Citymapper Public transit (metro, bus, and cercanías) and walking directions. My Taxi and Cabify Hail a driver to your current location and pre-set your […]