“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.” 

~ Abigail Adams

What we do

A Learning Hub

We are building a Marketplace & Learning Hub to connect life-long learners with practitioners who offer safe and ethical personal & professional development that enhances and evolves the human experience. 

Our platform is organized around the 8 Aspects of Wellness and the Self-Empowerment through Education & Knowledge (SEEK) Safely ideals.

Who are you BECOMING next?

Featured Program   

 Safe Practitioner Workshop

What does it mean to be a SAFE Practitioner?

Anne L. Peterson, author of Is This a Cult: Confronting the Line between Transformation and Exploitation, will facilitate each discussion session. We will explore how practitioners who are committed to safe and ethical practices for their programs, products and services can ensure that they are, in fact, safe.

Using the
SEEK Safely practitioner promise we will explore the practical applications of each aspect of the promise. You can join the whole series or attend the session that most applies to you.

Every other Wednesday starting June 5th 

Imagining in Action  

For CURIOUS and COMMITTED people 

i8 Annual Summit

Imagining in Action

Together. Better. Solve.

We are facing challenges on many fronts.  Health crises, environmental threats, social and political unrest, and economic uncertainties can all be daunting and challenging to the human spirit.

While these threats are real and urgent, they are also true opportunities. They are calling human beings to a higher level of imagining, collaborating and acting. In the post-heroic model of leadership, it's time to give up our super hero capes and work together! 

The Summit is a gathering of people looking to create new solutions for old problems. In our inaugural Summit, we took on developing ourselves in the emerging field of COLLABORATIVE Leadership and evolving the COMMUNITY-LED approach to solving deep-rooted problems. 

Discover Goddess Living

For the Ladies 

Taking Care of YOU! 

Programs, products & services for over-committed, too busy women, designed to explore and enhance the connection to our feminine side. 

"Goddess Living means living to your strengths, living as if you matter, being awake to your inner power source. Goddess Living aims to explore and discover the unique qualities of the feminine perspective and how that view impacts our sense of self, our value in society and our power to effect change."

~ The Goddess Guides

What's Evolving ... 

iLumn8.Life is passionate about ... 

Innovation and 8 Aspects of Wellness

We will feature programs, products and services that deliver innovative solutions designed to enhance our wellness as human beings.  A holistic approach to wellness supports our ability to invent, create, live and thrive.  

The constant stream of breakthroughs (technology, medicine, etc.) and never-seen-before breakdowns (pandemics, dramatic climate shifts, etc.) require us to evolve and grow ourselves like never before! 

Our offerings will be vetted and organized by 8 key aspects of wellness.  Concentrating our personal development on wellness not only fuels the body, it engages the mind and nurtures the spirit.

iLumn8 Summit Facilitator
Anne Peterson, Founder & Executive Director 

The 8 Areas are ...

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environmental

Environmental wellness inspires us to live a lifestyle that is respectful of our surroundings.  

It involves understanding the dynamic relationship between the environment and people and recognizing that we are responsible for the quality of the air, water, and earth that surrounds us and in turn, that social, natural, and built environments affect our health and well-being. 

  • Understanding how your social, natural, and built environments affect your health and well-being
  • Being aware of the unstable state of the earth and the effects of our daily habits on the physical environment
  • Demonstrating commitment to a healthy planet

spiritual

Spiritual wellness involves seeking and having a meaning and purpose in life, as well as participating in activities that are consistent with one’s beliefs and values. 

A spiritually well person seeks harmony with the universe, expresses compassion towards others, and practices gratitude and self-reflection.  

When we integrate practices of spiritual wellness we are able to connect in mind, body, and soul.

vocational

Vocational wellness involves preparing for and participating in work that provides personal satisfaction and life enrichment that is consistent with your values, goals, and lifestyle. 

Contributing your unique gifts, skills, and talents to work that is personally meaningful and rewarding.

financial

Financial Wellness includes our relationship with money, skills to manage resources to live within our means, making informed financial decisions and investments, setting realistic goals, and learning to prepare for short-term and long-term needs or emergencies.

Part of this dimension includes an awareness that everyone’s financial values, needs, and circumstances are unique.

physical

Physical wellness is not merely the absence of illness, but about maintaining a thriving lifestyle. Caring for your body to be healthy now and into the future

Most importantly, physical wellness is about discovering what healthy habits make you feel better and suit your lifestyle and level of mobility and fitness.

emotional

Emotional wellness encompasses optimism, self-esteem, self-acceptance, and the ability to experience and cope with feelings independently and interpersonally. This includes things such as ... 

  • Understanding and respecting your feelings, values, and attitudes
  • Practicing self-care
  • Appreciating the feelings of others
  • Managing your emotions in a constructive way; finding unique ways of coping with stressors. 
  • Being realistic about expectations and time
  • Knowing when and how to ask for help

social

Social Wellness focuses on connecting with your community and the people around you, which includes being aware of your own social and cultural background as a bridge to understand the diversity and depth present in other backgrounds.

This includes maintaining healthy relationships, enjoying being with others, developing friendships and intimate relations, caring about others, and letting others care about you.

Contributing to your community.

intellectual

Intellectual wellness encourages participating in mentally stimulating and creative activities. 

It is related to building our abilities to think critically, reason objectively, make responsible decisions, and explore new ideas and different points of view.

It is about expanding the base of our know-how and inspiring curiosity.

environmental

Environmental wellness inspires us to live a lifestyle that is respectful of our surroundings.  

It involves understanding the dynamic relationship between the environment and people and recognizing that we are responsible for the quality of the air, water, and earth that surrounds us and in turn, that social, natural, and built environments affect our health and well-being. 

  • Understanding how your social, natural, and built environments affect your health and well-being
  • Being aware of the unstable state of the earth and the effects of our daily habits on the physical environment
  • Demonstrating commitment to a healthy planet

spiritual

Spiritual wellness involves seeking and having a meaning and purpose in life, as well as participating in activities that are consistent with one’s beliefs and values. 

A spiritually well person seeks harmony with the universe, expresses compassion towards others, and practices gratitude and self-reflection.  

When we integrate practices of spiritual wellness we are able to connect in mind, body, and soul.

vocational

Vocational wellness involves preparing for and participating in work that provides personal satisfaction and life enrichment that is consistent with your values, goals, and lifestyle. 

Contributing your unique gifts, skills, and talents to work that is personally meaningful and rewarding.

financial

Financial Wellness includes our relationship with money, skills to manage resources to live within our means, making informed financial decisions and investments, setting realistic goals, and learning to prepare for short-term and long-term needs or emergencies.

Part of this dimension includes an awareness that everyone’s financial values, needs, and circumstances are unique.

physical

Physical wellness is not merely the absence of illness, but about maintaining a thriving lifestyle. Caring for your body to be healthy now and into the future

Most importantly, physical wellness is about discovering what healthy habits make you feel better and suit your lifestyle and level of mobility and fitness.

emotional

Emotional wellness encompasses optimism, self-esteem, self-acceptance, and the ability to experience and cope with feelings independently and interpersonally. This includes things such as ... 

  • Understanding and respecting your feelings, values, and attitudes
  • Practicing self-care
  • Appreciating the feelings of others
  • Managing your emotions in a constructive way; finding unique ways of coping with stressors. 
  • Being realistic about expectations and time
  • Knowing when and how to ask for help

social

Social Wellness focuses on connecting with your community and the people around you, which includes being aware of your own social and cultural background as a bridge to understand the diversity and depth present in other backgrounds.

This includes maintaining healthy relationships, enjoying being with others, developing friendships and intimate relations, caring about others, and letting others care about you.

Contributing to your community.

intellectual

Intellectual wellness encourages participating in mentally stimulating and creative activities. 

It is related to building our abilities to think critically, reason objectively, make responsible decisions, and explore new ideas and different points of view.

It is about expanding the base of our know-how and inspiring curiosity.

Note: The definitions and distinctions of the 8 areas of wellness have evolved from many health and educational institutions. The two primary sources we used for the above are from Live Well @ UMD and U.S. National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. 

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