Purpose

The purpose of Love is Stronger is to help people Live from the Inside Out in order to build more resilient lives.

When we Live from the Inside Out, we embrace our intrinsic worth; connect with our purpose; and cultivate flourishing relationships.

This allows us to live with more confidence, joy, and resilience.

Some of the most important influences for the ideas on my blog are from the following philosophers: Plato, Aristotle, the Buddha, Augustine, Mengzi, Laozi, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel, Herbert Marcuse, Erich Fromm, Paulo Freire, bell hooks, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Thich Nhat Hanh.

I also draw on spiritual ideas from the Quaker tradition (which is my own tradition) and other spiritual writers like Thomas Merton.

Lastly, I appreciate the work of Brene Brown, Kristen Neff, Angela Duckworth, Carol Dweck, and Marianne Williamson.

Note: All seekers of wisdom and loving-kindness are welcome at my blog. Although I often write out of my own spiritual tradition, I intend for my blog to be a hospitable space for people from a variety of faith traditions or no particular faith tradition. You are welcome.

When we live from the inside out, we recognize our worth; connect with our purpose, and cultivating flourishing relationships.

Here is a post about Living from the Inside Out:
Do You Live from the Inside Out or Outside In?

Here are some posts to get you started:

The Love We Have Been Looking for

Love: The Place We Must Start

Seven Steps to Love: Recovering from Self-Hate

Five Things You Can Do When You Feel Ugly and Gross

Our Hunger, Our Body Mythology, and the Weight We Carry

A Brief Guide to the Difference Between Selfishness and Self-Love

Why Self-Love is Not Selfishness and Narcissism

You might also enjoy these books:

Bell hooks, All About Love

Marianne Williamson, Return to Love