Tag Archives: fear

Body Temple/Body Dysphoria

I decided early that the social messages we receive about our bodies are bullshit. At eleven, I was furious at the world that sent my best friend on a series of diets urged on by her mother. At thirteen, I … Continue reading

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3 Big Questions About Social Justice

What everyday actions are you taking to make the world a more equal place? What gifts do you bring to your social justice work? What fears do you have about your social justice work?

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Probably the most complicated questions about how to behave in my life revolve around other people’s children. I generally have compatible ethics with my friends, so I can manage teaching moments and reprimands without too much tension there. But my … Continue reading

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Stumbling Blocks on the Path to Joy

Joy is overblown, a little voice whispers in the back of our heads. Who needs joy? Can’t you just be happy? Or content? And besides, terrible things are happening in the world! How can we feel joy in the face of … Continue reading

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Overcoming Fear of Travel, Part 2

Part Two I’ll get lost. Yes, yes you will.

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Adventure Questions

1. What fears do you have about having an adventure? 2. How have adventures changes your life? 3. What adventure would you like to take a child on?

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Compassion Capacity

Some people and situations tug at your heartstrings almost effortlessly. In other moment, you struggle to be as compassionate as you would like. Here are some practices that I have found helpful in deepening my capacity for compassion. May they … Continue reading

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Three Questions About Compassion

Compassion is something I’m thinking about a lot right now. When things are tough, when there’s an angry energy in the air, I remind myself to sit with compassion. How about you?

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Overcoming Fear

Reframe. As creative people, fear of failure is one of the largest obstacles to making something.

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3 Creative Questions

In April, I celebrate creativity and invite you to join me. Here’s 3 Big Questions to get you started.

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