One of our most painful feelings occurs when we doubt that we are capable. We may doubt that we are capable of accomplishing a certain task or being a certain kind of person. Or we may just generally doubt that we can succeed at life. This is a widespread feeling that so many people suffer,… Continue reading Why We Frequently Doubt We are Capable
Last December, I read a challenge online about walking 10,000 steps a day. I got really jazzed about this idea. The next day, I started trying to walk 10,000 steps a day. (This is about 4 miles for me). This is a picture from one of my first walks in 2021. It took me a… Continue reading Lessons from Walking 10,000 Steps a Day in 2021
It is a new year. And you may feel really excited about it. Or you may feel a sense of foreboding. I get that. The new year can bring a lot of mixed feelings. In addition, sometimes we also often feel a lot of pressure at the beginning of a new year. Perhaps we feel… Continue reading How to Kindle Hope for the New Year
Dear All: It's that time of year when I take a social media break for a while. So, Love is Stronger will be back some time in December. See you then!
I want to tell you a little bit about Toad&Co, an ethical women’s clothing company I love. But first, let me tell you a little bit about how I have changed the way I buy clothes over the last decade. First, I love clothes and fashion. However, in the last decade or so, I have… Continue reading Clothing with a Conscience: Ethical Clothes Shopping
Yesterday I ran further than I have ever run before, which is what I want to write about in this post. But believe it or not, this post is about you, even if you hate running and never want to run. I'll explain that in just a bit, but first let me tell you a… Continue reading Yesterday I Ran Further Than I Have Ever Run Before
Positive thinking is a relatively familiar concept. Some people love positive thinking, and some people hate it. But I think there is something better than positive thinking; it’s resilient thinking. Before I explain what resilient thinking is, let’s look at positive thinking and some of its advantages and disadvantages. What is Positive thinking? Positive thinking… Continue reading Better Than Positive Thinking: Resilient Thinking
I invented something called Playful Running today. But to be honest, I think I rediscovered rather than invented Playful Running because it is something I think we actually all know about. And, believe it or not, whether you are a runner or not, I think Playful Running has a lot to do with you and… Continue reading Playful Running: For Runners and Non-Runners
This morning I became a runner. What I mean is that I surprised myself by running a mile without stopping at our local park. And it was a true moment of joy. To be honest, this feels like a small miracle to me. Here's my park I went running at this morning. It's by a… Continue reading How I Accidentally Became a Runner
After the recent crisis in Afghanistan, some folks have demanded that President Biden resign. Is this a reasonable demand? To answer this question, we need to explore why some people might think such a demand is reasonable. One: Some might believe that is reasonable to demand a President’s resignation if anything bad happens during their… Continue reading Should Biden Resign Because of Afghanistan?