Why I Love Getting Older: Four Gifts Aging Can Bring Us

I recently had a birthday. I am squarely in my forties, and I have decided that I love getting older. Of course, there are some days I do not like it. Some days I notice myself looking differently than I did when I was younger, and I miss aspects of my youthful appearance. This is … Continue reading Why I Love Getting Older: Four Gifts Aging Can Bring Us

What to Do When You Hate Your Body

Over 85% of girls and women in America hate or strongly dislike their bodies.[1] This is a statistic I heard years ago, and it greatly trouble me. Why do so many women hate their bodies? I wondered Why can’t we love ourselves? Why does body loathing afflict women so disproportionately? (This post is geared primarily towards … Continue reading What to Do When You Hate Your Body

Six Ways To Feel More Confident When You are Having a Rough Day

Wanted: Confidence Elixir Confidence makes us feel like rock stars. When we feel confident, we feel energized and ready to tackle whatever life throws at us. On the other hand, when we lose our confidence, we feel shrunken and shriveled, and we want to hide. At times like this, we wish we had a confidence … Continue reading Six Ways To Feel More Confident When You are Having a Rough Day

Peaceful Political Discussions: How Not To Be an Idiot in Five Easy Steps

Qualifications and Clarifications First, I am highly qualified to write this post because I am a recovering idiot (I will define what I mean by idiot very shortly), and I still lapse back into it occasionally. That is the most important thing to state. The second important thing to state is that idiocy is not … Continue reading Peaceful Political Discussions: How Not To Be an Idiot in Five Easy Steps

How To Cultivate a More Positive Outlook on Life: 10 Things To Remember When You Feel Hopeless

Profound suffering and darkness mark the human condition. Given that, sometimes it seems like having a positive outlook is delusional, naïve, or even irresponsible. I have come to believe, however, that having a positive outlook is one of the most helpful things in life. Adopting such an outlook is not naïve or delusional, and it … Continue reading How To Cultivate a More Positive Outlook on Life: 10 Things To Remember When You Feel Hopeless

Adopting a Loving View of Yourself

Loving Ourselves, Hating Ourselves How well do you like yourself? Which of the following statements best represents your relationship with yourself? I absolutely love myself. I’m okay, but I really get on my nerves sometimes. I have more things I dislike about myself than I love about myself. I hate myself. If you are like … Continue reading Adopting a Loving View of Yourself