Irene Greaves And Jessica Distaso – Lovescaping: Learning To Practice Love In Action
Lovescaping is a program that teaches the skills needed to practice love in action. We believe that only through love can our humanity be transformed to embrace individuals as well as societies worldwide. In order for us to practice love in action, we need to learn to embody the 15 pillars of Lovescaping: respect, care, honesty, communication, empathy, trust, patience, compassion, liberation, humility, vulnerability, solidarity, hope, gratitude, and forgiveness. We are based in Houston, Texas, where we are carrying out Lovescaping pilot programs at different public schools throughout the city, learning to love with students of all ages, from 1st through 12th grade.
Our current education systems aren’t equipped to nurture and cultivate feelings, emotions, self-value, self-esteem, and self-love in the way that Lovescaping can. It is of utmost importance that we equip the future generation with the social and emotional skills that will allow them to cooperate, collaborate, and transcend our differences in our increasingly diverse world. Schools can be a conduit to provide safe, loving, and nurturing environments where students learn to love. When Lovescaping techniques are brought into a school, it becomes a place of empowerment for self-discovery, where students learn first and foremost how to love themselves, and how to practice love in action. Despite any perceived differences between us, we teach inclusiveness in the practice of love as an important uniting force, as individuals and as a group.