*Let's start with the term "antiracist," since I know this term alone causes many to go on the defensive. A common thing I hear from people: "Hey, I'm not racist! Are you saying I have to be explicitly not racist or else you're going to label me racist?! That's ridiculous." First, I hear you. Truly.
I am taking the Science of Well-Being course through Coursera and Yale (free! highly recommend!), and a valuable reminder it offers is that doing things for others significantly increases happiness. For the first time, we're forced to think about how to practice this at a distance. Here are 7 practices to increase your happiness by being kind to others from a distance:
Today marks an ending for me. While we as a society are great about celebrating beginnings (weddings, births, new jobs, new home, etc.), we aren't so great at marking the end of something. Even graduations are focused on what comes next, rather than a pause to reflect, a celebration of what was, or perhaps even a time to grieve what is being lost--even if the loss is by choice.
For a few years, this was my favorite holiday. I loved when it was started to combat the rampant materialism and capitalism that follows Thanksgiving in the US, and I love that it's grown into a global day for charitable giving and sharing. Plus, I appreciate fundraising and campaigns; I like being able to move… Continue reading It’s #GivingTuesday!
I don't know how to respond to this question. In the day-to-day, I'm fine. But in truth, I'm struggling too.