humanity

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

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John Ames Birch20 hours ago
Society
Humankind, we have come so far from where we began all those years ago. We have joined together to build with common purpose. Look around at what we have accomplished so far. Great monuments and testa...
Kristin Wilson21 hours ago
Empaths, Not Victims
It’s no surprise that so many with the gift of extreme empathy chalk up their sensitivities to a “curse” when you can find countless information on the downfalls of being an Empath. There are articles...
Holy Smokesa day ago
Generation 'X'...'Y'...'A'-nxiety
It’s OK to be happy for fuck’s sake. It’s OK to not have a depressing back-story to tell. It’s OK to not be on meds, in therapy, or “going through something.” When did anxiety, depression, self-hatred...
Stacie Ameliaa day ago
Reflections on Ambiguity
"In transitions, we must learn to be still. Being still is, in part, about learning to be comfortable with ambiguity" —Janet Rebhan,
For this past while I have been considering different creative meth...
The Eternal Force of Compassion
“If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” - Dalai Lama Although violence and war have often marked the history of human civilization, there h...
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Suzanne Scott3 days ago
The Power of Silence
How silence empowers me
Victoria Towery3 days ago
“This Isn’t Your Safe Space!”
Recently, in a Facebook group that I am a part of, a brave soul bared her heart and spoke out about the struggles she was having concerning her emotional relationship with food. The group is geared to...
The Fixer: A Selfless Helper
There are people in this world, with me included, who live their lives by fighting the problems of others. In a world that is broken and searching for relief from the difficulties of everyday life, we...
Heather Houston3 days ago
Just
Alone... alone. So absolute. So basic. Say it again... alone. How can that be? We are surrounded by people day in, day out. Those people interact with others, and that brings more into our circle. Sti...
Mama Maroc3 days ago
Come Alive, Come Alive
What does it mean to be unconventional? Why can we choose between conventional or organic? Basically, one being artificial, and the other being natural. We are all humans, right? We all have different...
Stacie Amelia3 days ago
Belonging with Strangers
Arrived in Drumnadrochit last night to find I was invited to share a very special birthday moment with someone I had just met. The backpackers lodge has just been taken over by new management (and the...
April Spring5 days ago
To What Extent Does Manipulation and Control End?
Isn’t it funny how guilt can manipulate an individual, a person, a perception, a conscience, a circumstance, an event, a choice to favour one side over another? I often hear and read about stories of ...
Stacie Amelia5 days ago
Vulnerability
Part of my life turning upside down was learning I have both a rare health condition called Transverse Myelitis as well as Multiple Sclerosis. Neither condition can be cured, the Multiple Sclerosis ma...
Nancy D6 days ago
Why Do Women Date Assholes?
I can't speak for all women, but I can tell you why I only dated assholes in the past... and how I finally broke free of my self-destructive behaviour. Let's start by answering the question though, ju...
April Spring6 days ago
Speak Your Truth
There isn’t one person who never lied in life before. We are spiritual beings living a human experience after all. It starts from white lies to small lies to bigger lies. I’ve seen so many movies, rea...
Stacie Amelia7 days ago
The Heart of It
It seems more often of late that wherever I turn I find a heart offering from the universe. It got me thinking about emotion—what is it? How does it affect us? How does one capture and express it?
Dic...
Dyan Hull7 days ago
30,000 Feet & Climbing; Thoughts from Above
323 MPH and somewhere between 32,000 feet and landing, I let my mind wander. I allow myself to reflect on my experience over the past two weeks (I have been away from home opening a new location for t...
Kayla Triplett8 days ago
A Letter to My Ex...
"Grief is like an ocean; it comes in waves, embedding and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it's overwhelming. All we can do is learn how to swim." -Vicki Harrison