The Tuesday Two © – April 23, 2023

1. Awe – Experts say awe and wonder is an essential human emotion, in fact you could call it a salve for a turbulent mind. According to Judith T Moskowitz, “Awe is on the cutting edge of emotion research. Research done back in 1972 identified six basic emotions, and awe wasn’t one of them. The six basic emotions identified were anger, surprise, enjoyment, fear, and sadness. New research shows that awe is its own thing‌. Our bodies respond differently when we are experiencing awe than when we are feeling joy, contentment, or fear. We make different sounds, and show a different facial expressions. Awe activates the vagal nerves, slows our heart rate, relieves digestion‌ and deepens breathing. How do we experience awe?  Here are five common ways to experience awe.

Nature Awe: This type of awe arises from encounters with the natural world—such as witnessing breathtaking landscapes, powerful natural phenomena (like thunderstorms or waterfalls), or vast cosmic events (like meteor showers or eclipses). Nature awe often involves feelings of reverence, wonder, and insignificance in the face of nature’s grandeur.

Artistic Awe: Artistic awe stems from experiencing extraordinary human creations—be it visual art, music, literature, or performance. It involves a profound appreciation for human creativity and the ability of art to evoke intense emotions and transcend everyday experiences.

Relational Awe: Relational awe is triggered by encounters with other people—particularly through experiences that highlight exceptional kindness, courage, or selflessness. Witnessing acts of altruism or heroism can evoke feelings of admiration, respect, and a sense of interconnectedness with humanity.

Conceptual Awe: Conceptual awe emerges from grappling with abstract ideas, profound philosophical questions, or scientific discoveries that challenge our understanding of the universe. This type of awe often arises from contemplating the vastness of the cosmos, the mysteries of quantum physics, or the complexities of the human mind.

Experiential Awe: Experiential awe occurs during direct, immersive experiences that push the boundaries of our everyday perceptions. This could involve adventures like skydiving, exploring unfamiliar cultures, or engaging in intense spiritual or meditative practices. Experiential awe often involves a sense of awe through personal transformation or expanded consciousness.

These types of awe can overlap and interact in various ways, contributing to our overall sense of wonder and connection with the world around us all the while calming our turbulent and stressed minds. I will forever be in awe of the northern lights.  The way they explode across the sky in ribbons and waves of colour is amazing to me.  I would love to hear your moments of awe.    Email me Here

2. WIL – Women in Leadership Workshop and Retreat is open for registration. Register Today

The workshop sessions offered aim to cultivate personal growth and professional development through a comprehensive exploration of key areas all the while providing time to recharge in beautiful Canmore Alberta Oct 18 – 20, 2024. This year’s theme is Awe & Wonder.

  • “Connect with Yourself and Develop a Deeper Self-Awareness,” encourages participants to embark on a journey of introspection and self-discovery. Gain profound insights that foster authenticity and resilience.
  • “Leadership Presence: How to Build Your Presence and Stand Out.” This session equips participants with essential skills to enhance their professional impact and influence. Through practical strategies and exercises, individuals learn how to communicate effectively, exude confidence, and establish a compelling leadership presence.
  • “Dressing for Success,” explores the significance of personal presentation in professional settings. Participants discover how to align their attire with their personal and professional goals, leveraging clothing choices as a tool for self-expression and empowerment. This will be followed by a great Fashion Show.
  • “Awe of Physical Wellness”, attendees engage in discussions and activities centered on holistic health practices. This session underscores the importance of maintaining physical well-being to sustain productivity and vitality in both personal and professional endeavors.
  • “Advocacy,” emphasizing the power of advocacy in driving meaningful change. Participants gain insights into effective advocacy strategies and how to leverage their voices for causes they are passionate about.
  • “Implementation Tools” equips participants with actionable frameworks and tools to translate insights and aspirations into tangible outcomes.
  •  Through these engaging and informative workshop sessions, participants are empowered to cultivate self-awareness, enhance their professional presence, prioritize well-being, advocate for meaningful causes, and implement impactful strategies for success in all facets of their lives.

Register today!

As a Bonus there is an Admin Professional Workshop on Friday Oct 18th. You can attend one or both great events.

Admin Professional Workshop Oct 17 & 18th

Thursday Oct 17th – 7:30 pm Casual Meet & Greet for Admin Prof Workshop

Friday Oct 18, 2024 8 am – 4 pm Admin Professional Workshop             

 $345 Early Bird/$395 June 1

Registration & Breakfast

  • Collaboration tools available – SharePoint, Teams, Co-Pilot, and AI
  • Effective & Efficient Communication


  • Time Management
  • Today’s Emerging Issues

Combine both events           $990/$1090 June 1

For a special rate of $295 at the Malcolm Click Here Code is 2411 EXCE