Knowing Laughter

Provided by Billy Osogo | Dr Brené Brown, in her insightful book, I Thought It Was Just Me, writes about “knowing laughter.” She defines it as “laughter that results from recognizing the universality of our shared experiences, both positive and negative.” … More Knowing Laughter

Why Crying Like A Little Girl Is The Manliest Thing You Can Do

Provided by AP from Clear Air Turbulence Why is it always said, he cried like a little girl? We never say, she cried like a little boy, do we? For that matter, we never say she cried like a little girl either. Of course I’m forgetting that’s because it’s acceptable for girls to cry! Silly … More Why Crying Like A Little Girl Is The Manliest Thing You Can Do

Finding My Voice

Provided by Danielle Davis from The Nurse’s Heart “Flowers don’t open and close according to who is walking by. They open and show their beauty regardless.” – Rebecca Campbell A recent realization I have had is that I struggle with using my voice or “speaking my truth.” I know I am not alone in this. I … More Finding My Voice

How Is Sustainability An Ethical Decision?

Provided by Sarah Cole from PURC The Principle Of Sustainability: There are numerous definitions of sustainability. Like, the ‘entropy principle’ of sustainability states that life on Earth should not use more energy each day than is supplied by the Sun every single day. Herman Daly proposed these three principles of sustainability: non-renewable resources should not … More How Is Sustainability An Ethical Decision?

On Choosing Happiness

Provided by Anthony Garner from https://zenothestoic.com/ I believe on any number of counts, including personal experience, that we have the power to choose to be happy but that the road is not altogether straightforward. Our philosopher friends would tell us that happiness is a “quale” – one of a number of different “qualia” which we humans can … More On Choosing Happiness

I’ve Studied Abroad 3 Times & I’ve Learned Nothing

Provided by ellieejay My first international class in Guatemala, followed by a semester in London, then a semester in Granada… and what do I have to say for myself? I’ve learned nothing. Contrary to popular belief and folktales told by previous students who have studied internationally, living abroad for 5 months does not make you … More I’ve Studied Abroad 3 Times & I’ve Learned Nothing

Empathic Cross Wires During A Manic State

Provided by Scherezade Ozwulo from Scherezade’s Labyrinth *trigger warning: mental health will be discussed not as judgment against the sufferer but as observation of the caretaker* Last night was rough. Really rough; so rough in fact that I still feel it the next day as I’m writing this post. Actually, last night as I was enduring, I was … More Empathic Cross Wires During A Manic State

Moving Slowly in a Fast World

Provided by WTG from Walk the Goats The world feels fast: fast food, high-speed trains, supersonic planes. Tech companies move fast and break things. People want things now, resulting in instant Jell-O, instant messaging and Instant Pot. I’m slow. I read slowly, write slowly, learn slowly. I’m thorough; detail-oriented. This fault-line between my slow-motion style and the world’s … More Moving Slowly in a Fast World

Is That All We Really Had To Say?!

Provided by Scherezade Ozwulo from Scherezade’s Labyrinth Being an introvert in the corporate workplace is hard, hell, it’s a feat, exhausting, daunting, cumbersome, all of the effing above yet we gotta work to make ends meet or at least make them, period. Hence, we introverts go out into the working world with plastered on smiles, fake idle conversation, … More Is That All We Really Had To Say?!

Reality Check!

Provided by Madhvi from madhviledwani Hola everyone! How’s you guys? It’s been a hard week for me, having a job will be so tough I never knew. It’s been two months I started working, and I realized everyone here is searching to have a good job and studying for it. But now when I work, I know it … More Reality Check!