How Hustle Culture Effects Our Mental Health – SheKnows

We are Hustling ourselves to mental illness and death. Why? “Along the same lines, this need for constant productivity sometimes makes people feel pressured to turn every hobby into a side hustle, which is part of our culture of making everything into a capitalist pursuit, Boyes says. Surely the Stoics wouldn’t approve of manipulating a hobby — an activity we do for the purpose of … Continue reading How Hustle Culture Effects Our Mental Health – SheKnows

Brittney Cooper Says Time Is Racist: ‘White People Own Time’

When I went to China about 8 years ago I read up on local customs there. There was a note about American businessman and their strict punctuality expectations. It told the Chinese businessman that though time is more flexible in China, it is much more rigid in America. I also remember being on vacation almost 15 years ago in the Carribean and hearing locals talk … Continue reading Brittney Cooper Says Time Is Racist: ‘White People Own Time’

How Cross Stitching Developed My Creativity and Self-Discipline

Cross Stitching was never really my thing but I found this etsy store that made me reconsider. I bought the pattern but haven’t attempted it yet. Check out the store call dirty cross stitch and yes there are swear words and some mature themes, so you have been warned. They are also edgy and modern. Read about the benefits below and then click on the … Continue reading How Cross Stitching Developed My Creativity and Self-Discipline

How to be happy: Stop being positive and just cultivate neutrality — Quartz

” In practical terms, it means detaching. As a human, you will inevitably feel or think when stuff happens. If you’re stuck in traffic, late for a meeting, and freaking out, feeling bad, that’s OK. There’s no need to put a happy face on a sad day, but—if you don’t resist what is—things will shift without you trying. Likewise when you’re delighting in a win. … Continue reading How to be happy: Stop being positive and just cultivate neutrality — Quartz

Creating harmony: “Seek to understand…” | Wildmind Buddhist Meditation

“If we’re to have genuinely mindful dialog with another person, we have to respect that person. If he or she has a certain point of view, then we shouldn’t assume they hold it because they are stupid or unfortunate enough not to have heard what we have to say on the issue. They almost certainly have a complete set of reasons for believing what they … Continue reading Creating harmony: “Seek to understand…” | Wildmind Buddhist Meditation

(((Sigh)))

I wasn’t kidding about needing a break from the darkness. I am a social worker and sometimes the sheer capacity of people willingly and purposefully trying to bring harm to each other–it’s immeasurable. I see dark things on a regular basis. Compounding that, is my desire to keep up with the local, national, and international news. I make a conscious effort to only read it for a few days a … Continue reading (((Sigh)))

No Podcast due to Non Technical issues

  Hello All, strangely there is no podcast this week due to the fact that Elle was stranded for most of the day when her car battery died. Just a few clicks, a flash of lights and it was gone. By “it” I mean the power. In my quest for a Spring cleaning of the podcast and site, I find myself reluctant to rush through … Continue reading No Podcast due to Non Technical issues