Adopting a Loving View of Yourself: How to Cultivate Self-Love, Part #1

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: How to Cultivate Self-Love, Part #1

Four Things You Can Do When You Don’t Feel Good Enough or Successful Enough

Sometimes We Feel Like We Are Not Good Enough Comparison. Dejection. Depression. We have all been there before. We look at other people’s lives— their accomplishments, their relationships, their success--and we feel less than. We feel like we are not successful enough. We feel like we are not good enough. This feeling of not being … Continue reading Four Things You Can Do When You Don’t Feel Good Enough or Successful Enough

Five Things You Can Do When You Feel Ugly and Gross and Your Confidence Plummets Into a Deep, Dark Well

Really Bad Days There are days when we feel ugly, gross, worthless, and our confidence plummets into a very dark, deep well. It is no wonder that we struggle with these feelings. We live in a media-saturated society, in which we are surrounded by perfectly fit, airbrushed images all the time. This can teach us … Continue reading Five Things You Can Do When You Feel Ugly and Gross and Your Confidence Plummets Into a Deep, Dark Well

Five Reasons You Don’t Have to Worry About What People Think

We worry a lot about what people think of us. We worry what they think about our fashion choices, our looks, the things we say, our level of success, and our particular interests or hobbies. Even the philosopher Heidegger speaks of The They[1]—the amorphous, ambiguous atmosphere of other people’s judgments. We end up living in … Continue reading Five Reasons You Don’t Have to Worry About What People Think

Five Things You Can Do When Your Day is Horrible, and You Hate Everything

All of us have days that are the absolute worst. We might wake up feeling awful and miserable, and we have no idea why. Sometimes, on the other hand, we know exactly why we hate everything , but we still do not have any idea what to do about it. All of these feelings can … Continue reading Five Things You Can Do When Your Day is Horrible, and You Hate Everything

Five Really Good Things the President Taught Me (In Spite of Himself)

This was me after the 2016 election. Also me. It got really bad in late January and February.  I started doing things like this. And this. I turned into a churning stew of anxiety, anger, fear, and melancholy. I wanted to do something. To change something. I wanted to help. To make things better. But … Continue reading Five Really Good Things the President Taught Me (In Spite of Himself)