humanity

For better or for worse, relationships reveal the core of the human condition.

The Guilt Trip
Guilt is an emotion that all of us have felt. It's an emotion that has been used to drive us to correct our behaviors. If you do not make amends for your mistake, then it will always eat at you. It is...
Veronica Monet2 days ago
Why We Are Only as Sick as Our Secrets
It’s natural to want to hide things we fear others will judge us for. Everyone has experienced that hot flush of blood to the face when something you wanted to keep hidden is exposed. Is it embarrassm...
Alice 2 days ago
The Frailty of Will
Written October 26, 2017 Nobody is perfect, and most people are actually far from it. Human beings by nature are flawed. We hurt people we care about, we destroy the world we live in, and we always ha...
Yvonne Glasgow3 days ago
An Empath's Manifesto
There are a few things I want to talk about on the subject of empathy. Empathy has turned into a buzzword, and people seem to be confused about what it is to be an empath.
We Don't Mean It but We're All Big Jerks
Not all of us can be saints. In fact, I think we're all jerks and we don't even realize how bad we are until we sit back and reflect on ourselves. We'll notice that we display an alarming amount of il...
A Blunt Letter to Entitled People
Entitled - verb (used with object), en•ti•tled, en•ti•tling. To give (a person or thing) a title, right, or claim to something; furnish with grounds for laying claim. What makes a person entitled? Wha...
Bailey Welki5 days ago
An Open Letter from Generation Z
There are a lot of opinions on who generation z is, what generation z stands for, and how generation z lives in today’s society. I’m not saying those opinions are wrong because everybody is entitled t...
Jamie Arcelay6 days ago
You First
I guess I saw it coming. Guys say that they’re into damaged girls but they don’t mean girls riddled with anxiety. Hell, I spend more time thinking about what I’m going to say to someone than I do actu...
Leigh Fisher6 days ago
The Struggle of Staying Kind
This is the kind of thing you never want to think about. You never want to take that good, hard look at yourself and ask if you’re becoming an unkind person. It’s a question that’s been asked before; ...
Jesheckah Lynn6 days ago
Accepting Myself as Mixed Blood
As a woman with skin that is too weird to be white, but too pale to be considered truly Native American, I’ve faced a lot of pressure from my people and from white people to basically “pick a side.” T...
PAT CHANEY8 days ago
It's All in the Details
Whenever I hear someone say, “I’ll send you details later.” Those simple words evoke one of my many painful bittersweet childhood coming of age moments. We all have them. I grew up and attended school...
PAT CHANEY8 days ago
Me and Black Sambo
My first grade teacher was beautiful and looked a lot like a younger version of the movie star Sofia Loren. Fresh out of the Peace Corps, she, like so many others of her generation, was out to save th...
Billy Potocnik9 days ago
The Illusion of Our Separateness
It’s hard to be a human. It really is. It’s easy to be a homo sapien, but it’s hard to be a human. Being a human requires so much more than—sadly—we are often able to give. Being human requires rememb...
Melanie Maure9 days ago
New York, Higher Consciousness, and a Slice as Big as Your Head
She lowers her copy of 'The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks' and sees I am daunted, lost, nervous, and facing the spiky shrew that is my own pride. She smiles at me. It is the direct look-you-in-the-...
Superwomen Syndrome
Have you ever felt like if it wasn’t for you, a lot of things would go wrong? How about feeling you have to do it because nobody else would do it? Or maybe you’re the universal psychologists, does eve...
Why Can't We Just Accept Compliments?
One of the reasons why people don't like their jobs, their relationships, or their lives in general is that they don't feel like they are appreciated. Today's a pretty fast-paced world. We often forge...
LeAnn Murch10 days ago
The Root of My Heart
The things we value most in life stem from a place of happiness, a past time that was so wonderful we hold onto with a smell or a specific color or a song that'll help us to remember those happy momen...
Marc Sander10 days ago
The Fallacy of Power
We were all standing around in a circle holding hands about to close out our self help meeting and suddenly I saw the pillar in the center of the room in a new light. I thought about how we all gather...