Around this time of year many get together with family and friends to recount all the reasons we’re grateful. Most years I would bet that we’re grateful for what’s gone well, how we’re fortunate or lucky. This year might be our chance to make this ritual different.
Unbeing dead isn’t being alive. — E. E. Cummings My son was once telling me an elaborate story about a bug that was “a little bit dead”. I thought to myself: It is either dead or alive, no in between. But is there? Aren’t many of us walking around a little bit dead? We stay … More A Little Bit Dead
Many of us spend a lot of time and energy trying to be happy. And I’m here to tell you we’re getting it wrong. This is partly because we are making the wrong assumptions. Instead of asking How can I be happy?, we should be asking other questions: What does it mean to be happy? … More Radical Advice: Stop Caring About Being Happy
Who is Your Inner Warrior? I used to be under the impression that self-care was all about pillows and softness and ease. After all, this was about being kind to myself, nurturing myself and even being a little indulgent at times, right? What it took me a while to learn was that self-care involves accessing … More Who is Your Inner Warrior?
I have grappled with understanding the concept of judgment for a long time. One of the reasons is that my experience includes negative feelings around being judged. You know, when others are judgmental– blaming, critical, rejecting, unkind. This, coupled with the fact that I was taught to be polite and a good girl, made me … More Radical Advice: Judging Others