I have been wanting to write about Critical Race Theory because there seems to be a lot of controversy around the issue lately. You can read more about this here: What is Critical Race Theory and Why Is It Under Attack? But before I get into the specifics of Critical Race Theory, I want to… Continue reading Should We Be Scared of Critical Race Theory?
I have been wanting to writing something about Ukraine for a while. But to be honest, I have felt overwhelmed. And I didn't know what to write. So, I have been practicing silence a lot, resting, and spending time in nature. These practices are a part of my regular routine. However, I find that I… Continue reading When We Feel Hopeless about Ukraine
I love going to get my hair cut at Prism Salon, but I haven’t always felt this way about haircuts. I have wild, curly hair, and let me tell you: I have had some bad haircuts in my time. For instance, there was that one hairdresser who nearly yanked out my hair trying to brush… Continue reading Prism Salon: Creating the Space You Need in the World
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!
Lately I have been thinking a lot about playfulness and performance, which are two different ways we can approach the world. Both are necessary, but they must be kept in balance. Playfulness When we are playful, we become joyfully caught up in the moment, focused on what we are doing for its own sake,  rather… Continue reading Playfulness and Performance
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
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
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?
One of the hallmarks of the U.S., ideally, is that we tolerate diversity of ideas. Because of this, we have a long-standing tradition of tolerating a variety of religions, ideas, beliefs, and lifestyles in our public life. We understand that not everyone agrees with what everyone else believes or thinks. And we believe, nonetheless, that… Continue reading Should We Tolerate Everything?
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