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
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
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
Self-hate is a common feeling that can result from living in a confusing world filled with suffering and contradictions. It can also result from messages which other people or systems or institutions send us that make us feel bad for being human or from feelings we suffer when people mistreat, bully, or abuse us. If you would … Continue reading Step Four: Dealing With the Dark, Diseased, and Wounded Parts of Us (Recovering from Self-Hate)
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
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
Whether you are libertarian, republican, democrat, or something entirely different, this post is for you. In addition, I am not going to tell you what politics you should hold because that is not my job. Instead, I want to invite you to consider if your politics are making you sick and if so, what you … Continue reading Are Your Politics Making You Sick?