Body Love and Body Kindness, Lists About Important and Silly Stuff

Five Things I’ve Learned While Letting My Hair Go Silver

About seven months ago, I decided I was going to let my hair go silver after dyeing it for ten years. You can read more about my decision here. I was afraid that the whole process would feel weird and uncomfortable, but I have honestly loved almost all of it, and it has taught me… Continue reading Five Things I’ve Learned While Letting My Hair Go Silver

Lists About Important and Silly Stuff, Politics and Love, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

7 Things I have Learned about Love in the Last Decade

This is Valentine's Day weekend, and my blog is called Love is Stronger. I named my blog this because I think love is one of the most important topics in the world. Gaining a better understanding of it has made a profound difference in my life. So, for these reasons, it seems like a good… Continue reading 7 Things I have Learned about Love in the Last Decade

Lists About Important and Silly Stuff, Politics and Love

10 Things You can Do if Politics is Discouraging You (for Anyone in Any Political Party)

There is a lot of political tension in our country right now, and this can feel overwhelming, discouraging, and frightening. I feel this way sometimes. At times like this, it is helpful for me to remember this: It is never "Us against Them". It's all of us against dehumanization, oppression, and injustice. Despite our political… Continue reading 10 Things You can Do if Politics is Discouraging You (for Anyone in Any Political Party)

Lists About Important and Silly Stuff, Logic with Love

Five Ways to Think More Critically (and How it Benefits You)

Most of us have heard the phrase think critically before, and most of us understand that thinking critically is important. We may even have a strong desire to improve our own critical thinking skills. Despite all of these good feelings and intentions, we may not have a very clear idea of what critical thinking is.… Continue reading Five Ways to Think More Critically (and How it Benefits You)

Healing Difficult Emotions, Lists About Important and Silly Stuff, Overcoming Self-loathing and Anxiety, Self-compassion, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

Five Things You Can Do When You Get Stuck in Painful Emotions

The purpose of my blog is to help people practice kindness, compassion, and respect to live more resilient lives.[1] One of the ways we show ourselves kindness, compassion, and respect is by developing practices that help us cope with painful emotions. Sometimes painful emotions are severe enough that we need to seek help from a… Continue reading Five Things You Can Do When You Get Stuck in Painful Emotions

Healing Difficult Emotions, Lists About Important and Silly Stuff, Self-compassion, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

Seven Things You Can Do When You Don’t Like Who You are and Want to Be Better or Someone Else

Sometimes we reflect on our life, and we don’t like who we are. We look at other people who seem to have the perfect life, and we desperately want to be them. Have you ever felt like this? If you are like most people, you probably have. I know I have. This feeling is often… Continue reading Seven Things You Can Do When You Don’t Like Who You are and Want to Be Better or Someone Else

Body Love and Body Kindness, Lists About Important and Silly Stuff, Overcoming Self-loathing and Anxiety

10 Awesome Reasons to Move Your Body That Have Nothing to Do With Weight Loss

Do you associate exercise with weight loss, or with wonder and pleasure? If you are like a lot of people, you associate exercise with weight loss, and if you are also like a lot of people, you don't really enjoy exercise. It is understandable why you feel this way. When we focus on losing weight*,… Continue reading 10 Awesome Reasons to Move Your Body That Have Nothing to Do With Weight Loss

Lists About Important and Silly Stuff, Uncategorized

70 Things You Can Do This Summer to Bring More Magic into Your Life

The summer is here, and often  with the summer comes more free time. This increased amount of unstructured time can lead to both anticipation and anxiety. On the one hand, we often feel anticipation about all the opportunities for learning  and growth that open up before us in the summer. That holds the possibility for… Continue reading 70 Things You Can Do This Summer to Bring More Magic into Your Life

Lists About Important and Silly Stuff, Philosophy and Love

Ten Principles of Being Human

I am working on a blog post right now about how to know when we are being mistreated by other people. I hope to publish it this weekend. (I finished! You can read it here.) To know if we are being mistreated, it seems like we must know a few basic principles about what it means… Continue reading Ten Principles of Being Human

Lists About Important and Silly Stuff, Politics and Love, Uncategorized

26 Things to Google Besides Politics or Presidents–Whatever Your Political Party

I really like politics. I study social and political philosophy for part of my job, and I get really jazzed about things like social contract theory (like that of Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, and John Rawls.) I also love researching and writing about practical political issues like immigration, human rights, environmental issues, and political theories about… Continue reading 26 Things to Google Besides Politics or Presidents–Whatever Your Political Party