The Paradox of Positive Thinking

It's everywhere, isn't it? The power of positive thinking. It will solve all of our problems, it seems to say. We are told to, "Look on the bright side," "Think positively," "Cultivate gratitude,"... While these can be helpful to help us correct gross imbalances of negativity, it isn't actually the whole answer to a life … Continue reading The Paradox of Positive Thinking

Girl Power for Women’s Day

Today is International Women's Day and I am hoping to empower some of my female readers today - with song. Women in America have had the tendency to sacrifice heart and health for others. We often feel our worth in every one else's successes, and stand back proudly to support them in every way they … Continue reading Girl Power for Women’s Day

Let’s talk about blood (post share)

A potent new feminine-hygiene ad gets unabashedly bloody to talk about periods—and, in the process, it nails what’s missing in the rest of the advertising world’s “female empowerment” movement. The ad for Bodyform, a UK maker of pads and liners, features a host of badass women—surfers, boxers, rugby players, dancers, and even a medieval knight—getting … Continue reading Let’s talk about blood (post share)

Can meditation reverse anxiety and low self-esteem?

Breathing can help prolong your life. Well, especially when you combine it with meditation. In an age where we are constantly multi-tasking, plugged in, inundated with images, facts and emails and enduring constant over-stimulation, it’s no wonder we’re exhausted and a little frayed at the edges each day. And when you have added stress, it can … Continue reading Can meditation reverse anxiety and low self-esteem?