Speaking from the Sacred Self

The pain you feel on behalf of people you’ve never met? That is your divinity. – K.C. Wilder News reports, social media and conversations around the office water cooler have focused on the seemingly endless examples of non-civil discourse in our communities and...

Just Hang On

Much has been written over the past few weeks in response to the suicides of celebrities Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain. Words of sorrow, confusion, and even judgement have attempted to make sense of the harrowing choice that some people make to end their lives, and...

Look At Me!!!

Thirst trap ​refers to our desire for attention on social media. Recent studies suggest that our minds are bathed with a dopamine rush when our post is acknowledged on Facebook or we are tagged on Twitter. The same pleasure hormone that is triggered by drug use or a...

Unlearning Helplessness

Learned helplessness​ occurs when an individual feels helpless in the presence of negative stimuli, has accepted that he has lost control and thus gives up trying to change the situation. We’ve all thrown up our hands at times when faced with a seemingly...

The Gender Box

Seemingly simplistic and straightforward, the concept of gender is anything but. While one’s sex refers to an individual’s genitalia and chromosomal makeup, gender is a social construct determined by the times, ideas and mores of a culture. Certainly, most of us can...

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Sexual violence takes many forms. While most of use are aware of violations including rape, incest and child sexual abuse, sexual violence can be defined to include “any event in which someone is sexually touched or violated without giving consent.” This definition...