Playful Exercise, Playfulness

I Played in the Snow This Morning! (The Art of Playfulness)

I have discovered (or rediscovered) the art of playfulness in the last decade, and it has helped me tremendously. This morning is a good example of that. My Mini Snow Adventure  Last night we got several inches of snow, and it is cold out this morning! In the past, I have loved looking at the… Continue reading I Played in the Snow This Morning! (The Art of Playfulness)

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Is “Follow Your Heart” Good Advice?

Here are some common sayings you might have heard: Follow your heart. If it feels good, do it. Your heart will tell you what to do. Now, if you are like most people in the world, you can think of some situations in which following advice like this is a very bad idea. For instance,… Continue reading Is “Follow Your Heart” Good Advice?

Politics and Love

Are Concerns about Mail-In Voting Legitimate?

This is the third post in a series about the elections and whether concerns over their legitimacy are valid concerns. In the first post, I discussed why some states on election night appeared to be going red and then over the next few days turned blue. I discussed why the evidence suggests that red and… Continue reading Are Concerns about Mail-In Voting Legitimate?

Politics and Love, Uncategorized

What the Irish Potato Famine and Weird Rumors Can Teach Us about Elections Today

Here is a brief, tragic, and important history lesson, and it relates to your life today, I promise: In the mid-1800s, Ireland was struck by the now-infamous potato blight. It had devastating consequences on the Irish population. (You can find all of this information about the Irish Potato Famine and the immigration patterns associated with… Continue reading What the Irish Potato Famine and Weird Rumors Can Teach Us about Elections Today

Intrinsic Worth, Self-compassion, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

Why You Have Intrinsic Worth Today No Matter What

If you are like a lot of people, including me sometimes, you spend a lot of time worrying if you are good enough; trying to prove to other people that you are good enough in some way; or despairing that you will never be good enough. Many of us have picked up messages along the… Continue reading Why You Have Intrinsic Worth Today No Matter What

Politics and Love, Uncategorized

Do You Have a “My Guy Bias”? Is it Harming You?

Human beings form strong emotional attachments to people. This trait can be good because it often helps us develop loving and loyal relationships. Such relationships are the foundation of a flourishing human life. On the other hand, sometimes we develop such strong attachments to other people, that we begin to lose our sense of self.… Continue reading Do You Have a “My Guy Bias”? Is it Harming You?

Politics and Love

Are Concerns about the Validity of the Elections Results Legitimate?

Voting is the heart of a democratic process that possesses integrity. Thus, in almost every election in our country, there are concerns about whether the election process is legitimate or about various forces that could undermine its legitimacy. For example, as you probably recall, in the 2016 election, there were concerns that Russians had meddled… Continue reading Are Concerns about the Validity of the Elections Results Legitimate?

Wonder and Whimsy

Beverages That are Keeping Me Sane Right Now

It is an understatement to say that things have been a little crazy lately. With the pandemic and a very strange election cycle, a lot of folks (including myself) have been struggling with high levels of stress. In situations like this, I know there are a lot of things I can’t control, but I know… Continue reading Beverages That are Keeping Me Sane Right Now