Wonder and Whimsy

About Baking Bread and Changing the World

I baked bread this weekend, and I changed the world. Even if only a little bit. Bread is amazing because the end of the process is radically different from the beginning. For instance, when I made bread this weekend, I started off with a mess of yeast and oats a water that looked like this:… Continue reading About Baking Bread and Changing the World

Healing Difficult Emotions, Peaceful Thoughts and Affirmations, Politics and Love, Uncategorized

Affirmations When You Feel Politically Overwhelmed

Most of us feel overwhelmed by politics sometimes. Here are ten affirmations you can use when you feel that way. One: I take politics and democratic engagement one day at a time. You aren't required to solve all the problems of the world today. So take it one day at a time. You will figure… Continue reading Affirmations When You Feel Politically Overwhelmed

Politics and Love

Politically Appalled and Emotionally Overwhelmed: Self-Care for Activists

I have felt overwhelmed lately. I think you probably have, too. We are in one of the most politically tumultuous periods in recent history, and it can be completely overwhelming.  Most days when I read the news, I will admit that my first reaction is generally, “What fresh hell is this?”[1] (I’ve started taking periodic… Continue reading Politically Appalled and Emotionally Overwhelmed: Self-Care for Activists