Seven Bloggers Who Inspire Me

Blogging surprises me all of the time. I have been blogging for approximately a year and a half now, and I am always learning new (and mostly delightful) things. By far, the most interesting thing I have discovered is the way blogging helps me connect with new friends all over the U.S. and in other … Continue reading Seven Bloggers Who Inspire Me

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Five Ways Loving Yourself Makes the World a Better Place

It may seem very strange to claim that you can make the world better by loving yourself. After all, it seems like a lot of people who do terrible things in the world do them precisely because they love themselves too much or think too highly of themselves. This, it seems, leads them to do … Continue reading Five Ways Loving Yourself Makes the World a Better Place

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

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

Four Things You Can Do When People Treat You Unfairly

Being treated unfairly feels awful. People treat us unfairly in a number of ways. They might judge us and interpret our behavior in the worst possible way, even when they have no idea what we are going through. They might place unrealistic and unfair expectations on us. They might repay kindness we have sincerely extended … Continue reading Four Things You Can Do When People Treat You Unfairly

Remembering Love: Step Two: Seven Steps to Love (Letting Go of Self-Hate)

Step 2: I remembered that this is not how life was meant to be—that I was meant to live a life of Love and not hate and loathing.  In my last post, I suggested that many people have a difficult time loving themselves because self-love is rarely modeled for us, and many patterns of self-hate … Continue reading Remembering Love: Step Two: Seven Steps to Love (Letting Go of Self-Hate)

Recognizing Self-Hate: Step One: Seven Steps to Love

The first step: One day I realized that I had no idea how to love myself and that I was stuck in a pattern of self-hate and self-loathing. The other day I wrote about a path of seven steps (more or less) for overcoming self-hate. I thought I would elaborate on them in a series … Continue reading Recognizing Self-Hate: Step One: Seven Steps to Love