Politics and Love

Why You are More Powerful Than You Think (For When the World Feels Like a Bad Place,and You Don’t Know What to Do)

I have been thinking a lot about how it is easy to feel powerless in the world in the face of so many bad things. I have also been thinking about how we are more powerful than we think, and so I wrote a book about it. If you would like to read more ideas… Continue reading Why You are More Powerful Than You Think (For When the World Feels Like a Bad Place,and You Don’t Know What to Do)

Self-Love and Self-Directed Kindness

Michelle Obama, Mean Sixth Grade Boys, and Knowing Who You Are

Can you remember a time when someone made you feel worthless? I can. I was in fifth grade, and I had started a new school. I was on the brink of adolescence. My world was changing dramatically, and I was looking for some kind of confirmation that everything was okay—that I was okay. I remember… Continue reading Michelle Obama, Mean Sixth Grade Boys, and Knowing Who You Are