“What is love? Love is the absence of judgement”.
As the month of love is approaching, it is time to re-evaluate our definition of love. Our culture’s strong emphasis on the importance of romantic relationships makes us use the word love very narrowly in our daily lives. But love exists in various forms. Perhaps the most important form of love is self-love, and the most important relationship we will ever have in our life is with ourselves. Join us to explore why self-love is not flaky or fluffy, and learn what science says about how to develop a better relationship with ourselves, and thereby become more resilient to the challenges that life presents us.
About your host:
Dr. Irem Gunay is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Imperial College Business School. In her research, she is always exploring how she can make an enduring impact by helping individuals and organizations build lasting resources for long term success and well-being, respectively.
Irem received her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Psychology with honors from Columbia College, Columbia University. Irem also completed an Executive Program on Digital Marketing at Columbia Business School. Irem holds a master's degree in Applied Positive Psychology from University of Pennsylvania, and she worked at Martin Seligman's Positive Psychology Center in Philadelphia. Then, she obtained her PhD in Psychology at Cambridge University. Afterwards, Irem founded her own consulting company, The Good Life Consulting. In her consulting practice, she aims to translate research insights into practice and behavior change, thereby empowering her clients to achieve the results they aspire to.