Playfulness, The Power of Play, Uncategorized

What I Have Learned about Gratitude Recently

I have recently learned an important lesson about gratitude, and it has given me a great deal of joy. But before I tell you about that lesson, I should be honest about something. In the last few years, I have felt a bit skeptical about gratitude. It seems like recently, everywhere I turn, I have… Continue reading What I Have Learned about Gratitude Recently

Uncategorized, What is Just?

What I Learned Teaching African Philosophy This Semester

This semester, I have been teaching an independent study on African philosophy with two young women. And I have experienced some painful and joyful emotional growth in the process. This was our anthology, which I highly recommend. They have taught me so much. We finished our independent study the other day by watching the movie… Continue reading What I Learned Teaching African Philosophy This Semester

Feminism Helps Everyone, Uncategorized, What is Just?

Do We Honor the Feminine?

Today we celebrate Mother’s Day, and I have been thinking a lot about the feminine. When I refer to the feminine in this context, I don’t refer to gender or biological sex. Rather I refer to a  caring, relational, and life-giving way of being in the world. Philosopher Audre Lorde suggests this feminine is, at… Continue reading Do We Honor the Feminine?

Resilience, Self-compassion, Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness, Uncategorized

Let Yourself be a Beginner

It is important to let yourself be a beginner. It's important that I let myself be one, too. But it is really hard. If you are anything like me, you have a bit of a perfectionist streak, and you want to get everything right and do everything well from the very beginning. Because of this,… Continue reading Let Yourself be a Beginner

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10,000 Steps a Day for Three and a Half Months

I’ve been walking 10,000 steps a day for th­­­­e last three and a half months, and it has brought more benefits to my life than I could have ever imagined. The Benefits of Walking Walking itself is a powerhouse movement that brings people all sorts of physical and mental benefits. Regular walkers have lower risk… Continue reading 10,000 Steps a Day for Three and a Half Months