At the Institute of HeartMath (IHM), we cherish community and are committed to nurturing it, strengthening it, and always finding new ways of giving back to it. We believe we can best serve our local and global communities by staying actively involved in them, keeping pace with people’s changing needs and providing services to help people and community organizations navigate these changing times with less stress and more ease.
Part of my job at the Institute is being active in our online communities. I seek to bond not only with those who see the world as I do, but also those with differing viewpoints, so I can learn and grow. Each day, I do a HeartMath technique called “Heart Lock-in®” to connect with my heart’s intuition to find something meaningful to post. This fulfills part of my need to care and make a social connection with another person or a community of persons.
If you haven’t already seen IHM on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or My Kids!, pay me a visit whenever you like. You’ll also find new ideas for living life from the heart, including techniques like Heart Lock-in®, tools, quotes, upcoming events, activities, videos and opportunities for connecting in the heart with people from around the world. Come for the commentary and camaraderie, and join the conversation.
One more thing that means a lot to me which I’d like to share with you is the Community Tracker™ (see image above). It is a web app at www.heartmath.org that monitors in real time how others in the world are faring. It’s kind of like a stethoscope on the heart of community, assessing how the collective is feeling over the previous 24 hours. The Community Tracker assesses Five Aspects of Well-Being, including physical vitality, emotional vitality and overall well-being. You can track your own moods and see how others are doing on the plotted trend lines. You can see where other “Trackers” reside – in your country, state or perhaps even your city. This helps me feel connected with others. Try it for yourself and see.
This is part two in the series Nourishing the Heart of a Community.