Why Our Political Discussions are Getting Us Nowhere and Three Things we Can Do About It

The current state of our political discourse causes me a lot of anxiety. When I hear people from two different political persuasions discuss a sensitive political topic in personal conversation (or social media or anywhere else), it most often devolves (almost immediately) into name-calling, interrupting, shouting, sarcasm, disrespect, and general rudeness and hostility. Where Has … Continue reading Why Our Political Discussions are Getting Us Nowhere and Three Things we Can Do About It

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When We Apologize Too Much

I believe apologies can free us from our self-made prisons or lock us up in new ones. Being able to apologize when we have done something wrong is extremely important. When we hurt someone and apologize, it is like a powerful reset button. It creates space for us to recognize that we are acting badly, … Continue reading When We Apologize Too Much

Four Things Men Can Do To Empower Women Every Day

The last year has made it clear that we still have much work to do in the United States (and the world in general) to make sure that women are treated with respect and dignity--that the world is a safe place for them to live in. In the last year, we elected a president whose … Continue reading Four Things Men Can Do To Empower Women Every Day

Whether You Have Thigh Gap or Thigh Glam, You Deserve to Feel Luscious, Peaceful, and Beautiful in Your Body Right Now

One of the most painful messages women receive (and they receive this message a lot) is that they have to be some shape, size, or weight other than they are to deserve to feel luscious, peaceful, and beautiful in their bodies and to be worthy of love. This message is pervasive in our culture, and … Continue reading Whether You Have Thigh Gap or Thigh Glam, You Deserve to Feel Luscious, Peaceful, and Beautiful in Your Body Right Now

Step Three: Recovering From Self-Hate by Returning to Love

Step #3: I realized I needed to return to Love which is my authentic self and the highest reality. You can read a brief overview of all the steps here, as well as an in-depth description of steps #1 and #2: https://shellypruittjohnson.wordpress.com/2017/09/05/seven-steps-to-love-recovering-from-self-hate/ Self-hate is a common human response to difficult and frightening things about the … Continue reading Step Three: Recovering From Self-Hate by Returning to Love