A Heart-Strong Warrior is:
Someone who exhibits great emotional strength, courage, compassion, kindness,
equanimity, love, cooperation, tolerance, empathy, discipline, resilience, passion, and perseverance.
The two most important building blocks in becoming a Heart-Strong Warrior are: the disposition of self-transcendence or going beyond emotional, mental, and physical limitations, and the ability to connect to always-already happiness, even when life is challenging.
The disposition of self-transcendence will give children the ability to learn from, and grow in the midst of challenges that may present themselves, instead of just suffering them. They will learn that this feels exhilarating and empowering.
When asking children (or anyone) where they feel love, they will most often point to their hearts. It is tangible, and yet also magical and mysterious. It is part of the mystery of life, and something we all share and enjoy in our most unguarded moments. This love or feeling of deep happiness is the foundation upon which to raise and teach children.
"Emotional Intelligence is a way of recognizing, understanding, and choosing how we
think, feel, and act. It shapes our interactions with others and our understanding of ourselves.
It defines how and what we learn; it allows us to set priorities; it determines the majority of our daily actions. Research suggests it is responsible for as much as 80% of the 'success' in our lives."
- J. Freedman specialist in emotional intelligence, author, and Chief Executive Officer of Six Seconds,
a non-profit dedicated to emotional intelligence.
Our mission at Everything New Academy is to help children become Heart-Strong Warriors!
We do this through various enrichment classes. There is something for everyone -
but of course, we highly recommend them all, as each one supports the other! :-D
Heart-Strong Warrior classes
Little Artist - Big Heart classes
... and more in the works so stay tuned!