How I Realized You Can Like Individuals from Other Races and Still Be Racist

There is a really weird phenomenon I have become aware of in recent years that I will call Camouflaged Racism. The Camouflaged Racist does not initially seem racist. He has friends that are from other races. He may very well love actors and artists from different races. It is possible to be white and like Will Smith … Continue reading How I Realized You Can Like Individuals from Other Races and Still Be Racist

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You Don’t Have to Figure It All Out Now

This morning was one of those mornings in which I worked myself into an anxious stew because I was thinking about everything I had to do and worrying about how I would get it all done. And then I stopped and thought to myself, "Why do I think I have to have everything figured out … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Figure It All Out Now

The Very Hard Year, Dinosaurs, and Losing and Finding Magic

This post is about losing and finding magic. I have always believed in magic. I first discovered magic at my Grandma and Grandpa's house, which was a lovely, old country parsonage in Chehalem Valley, Oregon. It had a beautiful weeping willow tree out back; baby kittens; and delightful creaky dormer rooms in which I would … Continue reading The Very Hard Year, Dinosaurs, and Losing and Finding Magic

Ten Things You Can Do When You Feel Bad About Your Body

Sometimes we feel horrible about our body. Sometimes we even feel like we hate our body. We often feel this way around the holidays when we eat more or different kinds of food than we are used to. But we also often feel this way in our normal everyday routine when we feel like our … Continue reading Ten Things You Can Do When You Feel Bad About Your Body

Why Listening To Your Dreams is an Excellent Idea

Sometimes we feel like listening to our dreams is a waste of time. On the contrary, listening to our dreams is a wonderful use of time. Our dreams are often a more robust, loving version of ourselves inviting us to be more fully alive. You are Using Your Time Well So imagine, dream, and listen. … Continue reading Why Listening To Your Dreams is an Excellent Idea

Rules, Rules, Rules: Getting Rid of Worn-Out Rules and Embracing New Ones

I have been thinking a lot about rules lately. Specifically, I have been thinking about the rules I used to follow—and that often made me miserable. I have also been thinking about new rules that I have embraced and that I follow now. They have made an extremely positive difference in my life. Here are … Continue reading Rules, Rules, Rules: Getting Rid of Worn-Out Rules and Embracing New Ones