Meet Selene

Selene Aswell is a coach and facilitator specializing in radical self love, nonviolent communication, and spirituality. ​She is a Certification Candidate through the Center for Nonviolent Communication, with four years experience as a private practitioner of NVC and ten years experience in facilitation. Selene has a BA in Community Studies. ​ Her background is in women's spirituality and supporting herself and others to develop a unique, personal relationship with Divinity.

Vibrantly Alive
The mission of Vibrantly Alive is to inspire and support personal and social growth through the development of skills in empathy, communication, and nonviolence. We aim to empower individuals, couples, parents, and activists through revitalizing their self-love and enjoyment of life on Earth.

Being Human Cheat-Sheet

Use this A5 sized card to support your self-empathy practice. Its size makes it easy to carry around with you! Or, keep it in your meditation area for quick access when you want to understand what's going on in your inner world.
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Being Human DIY Cards

Marshall Rosenberg, creator of Nonviolent Communication said: “The number one reason that we don't get our needs met [is that] we don't express them.” I would take that a step further. We cannot express our needs if we don’t know what they are! I started making my own needs cards through intuitive collage over a year ago. I wanted to get to know human needs in general, and I wanted to get to know what my experience of those needs, uniquely, was. Looking at a list of needs, as some recommended, was not helpful for me, because my eyes would glaze over and I would end up staring at nothing. By choosing one need at a time, and using intuitive images to illustrate those needs, I created incredibly intimate expressions of my inner world. I found I was more easily able to express my needs in moments of conflict. The words for my needs were more readily available in my mind because I did the work of connecting to them in times of peace and learning. I ended up with a beautiful, inspiring collection of cards that would be impossible to buy because I made them myself. They resonated with images that made sense to me, personally. Over the past year, people have asked where I got my cards. They've asked me to sell prints of my cards. So, I made this download with blank cards, ready for you to collage your own inner world on top. Check out some examples of cards people have made here: #myneedscards.
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Cultivating Self Love

4 Week Course Inspired by Nonviolent Communication Self Love is not something that you have or don't have. Self Love is a SKILL which we can cultivate. In this course we explore: 1. What is self-love?? How do we define self-love? 2. How, practically, can we cultivate a practice of self-love? In this course, we focus not only on cultivating self-love as a skill, but as a daily practice, much like you might cultivate a daily practice of meditation, yoga, dance, or art. We create a practice of self-love that highlights theory and the actual application in our daily lives. We want to live in a world where self-love is customary, habitual, and expected. And we are creating that change starting with ourselves.
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Being Human Project

Being Human is the working title of the book Selene is writing. Join us as we explore together what our Universal Human Needs are, and how to live a more full, vibrant life through connecting to them. "What the World Needs is People Who Have Come Alive." --Howard Thurman This work is inspired by Nonviolent Communication, a system for understanding what it means to be human that results in greater compassion and self-love, decreased conflict, and increased empowerment.