Color and Grow Happy: A Review of Lisa Joy Samson’s Colors of Hope

You are in for a Treat Do you suffer from stress or anxiety? Do you want to learn to practice meditation? Do you like coloring? Do you want to know how to improve your coloring technique? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, I have great news for you. Artist and author Lisa … Continue reading Color and Grow Happy: A Review of Lisa Joy Samson’s Colors of Hope

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)

Love is the Oldest, Wisest Thing in You and in the World (Meditation).

Most of spend a great deal of time looking for love. We look for others to love us, and many of us spend a great deal of time figuring out we can better in some way so that we can finally love ourselves. I think it often feels like it is difficult to find love … Continue reading Love is the Oldest, Wisest Thing in You and in the World (Meditation).

A Cure for Our Personal and Political Loathing: A New Outlook

We Need a New Outlook In my last blog post, I argued that many people in the United States suffer with personal and political loathing and that this loathing can generate further problems of shame, unhappiness, feelings of inadequacy and worthlessness, personal and interpersonal violence, inequality, and increasingly levels of political hopelessness. While these problems … Continue reading A Cure for Our Personal and Political Loathing: A New Outlook

Overcoming Our Political and Personal Self-Loathing: We Need a New Outlook

Political Unrest I love many things about living in the United States; I am also greatly concerned about my country. We live in a time of significant personal and political turmoil, and there are many signs that something is amiss in our nation. The United States ranks 94th on the 2016 Global Peace Index Report, … Continue reading Overcoming Our Political and Personal Self-Loathing: We Need a New Outlook