Morality, Ethics, and Love

How to Pursue a Good Life by Maximizing Happiness and Minimizing Pain

This post is one in a series on developing your own moral and ethical code. You can find links to the other posts in this series in my archives under the heading "Morality, Ethics, and Love." A Review of Aristotle and Kant In this series, we have examined different ethical systems. We examined Aristotle's view… Continue reading How to Pursue a Good Life by Maximizing Happiness and Minimizing Pain

Politics and Love

Resilient Politics: A Brief Reflection

Resilience is our ability to rise to challenges and bounce back from adversity. If you are like me, our current political climate feels like the exact opposite of resilient. It seems like we are stuck in a quagmire we can't climb out of. Solving our political problems is not the work of one person. It… Continue reading Resilient Politics: A Brief Reflection

Logic with Love

How to Detect Your Own Bias and Prejudices–Argument Pitfall #2: Hasty Generalization

This post is one post in a series on thinking well. When we learn to think well, it can help us to live more powerful, clear, and purposeful lives. Thinking well also helps us solve problems and become the boss of ourselves, and so it can help us feel more in control in the best… Continue reading How to Detect Your Own Bias and Prejudices–Argument Pitfall #2: Hasty Generalization

Wonder and Whimsy

Why Your Dreams are Important: A Brief Reflection

Recently I was playing around with making inspirational posters. I love encouraging and inspiring people and reminding them of their worth. I have been playing around with various ways of communicating these ideas. Recently I created this poster about you and your dreams. You may have a dream that makes you really excited every time… Continue reading Why Your Dreams are Important: A Brief Reflection

Affirmations, Peaceful Thoughts and Affirmations, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

How I Make Things Magically Appear Before My Eyes (and I am Mostly Serious)

When I was young and my mom would ask me to go find something for her, I frequently came back within minutes announcing, "I couldn't find it." My mom's customary response was, "You are looking with your eyes closed", by which she meant that I wasn't intentionally looking for the thing I was after or… Continue reading How I Make Things Magically Appear Before My Eyes (and I am Mostly Serious)

Lists About Important and Silly Stuff, Politics and Love, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

7 Things I have Learned about Love in the Last Decade

This is Valentine's Day weekend, and my blog is called Love is Stronger. I named my blog this because I think love is one of the most important topics in the world. Gaining a better understanding of it has made a profound difference in my life. So, for these reasons, it seems like a good… Continue reading 7 Things I have Learned about Love in the Last Decade

Morality, Ethics, and Love

How to Live a Free and Humane Life Worthy of Happiness by Cultivating a Good Will

This post is part of a series about developing your own moral and ethical code. You can find links to the other posts in this series at the end of this post. Each of these posts gives you important information about different moral systems, but each post also gives you an exercise(s) you can do… Continue reading How to Live a Free and Humane Life Worthy of Happiness by Cultivating a Good Will