Big Ideas, Goal Setting

Why New Years Resolutions Are More Destructive Than Helpful

Happy New Year! If you're like most people, January 1st is a time to make changes in your life and become a better you. It's a new year with a fresh start and you are finally going to make your dreams come true! I used to really love New Years. It's the chance to move past the mistakes and failures of the year prior. I always enjoyed making New Years Resolutions. I saw it as a way to take a good hard look at the way my life was going. Decide what major changes were needed to put my life on the track I was heading. Tackle obstacles and make real progress. 

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Big Ideas, Politics, Self Reflection

The Strange Way Love Is Becoming A Partisan Issue

As I wrote yesterday, I've been thinking about love over this holiday season. Yesterday I wanted to write about how my ideas about love have changed over time. I wanted to think about what factors in my life have influenced my ideas of love.  Today I want to get to the heart of what's really bothering me. It seems to me that love has become a partisan issue.  Since Trump won the election in 2016, I've gained a much broader understanding of how a person gets to the point in their life where they voted for Trump. But I was just as numb as everyone else when it actually happened. 

Big Ideas, Self Reflection

How My Concept of Love Has Changed From 20 to 30

I had a wonderful holiday with my family. We are a blended family of four kids with very active coparents. Our holiday traditions include the build up of frantic texts with other parents and long car rides to cart our kids back and forth. We celebrate secular Christmas and my heart was very full Tuesday… Continue reading How My Concept of Love Has Changed From 20 to 30

Big Ideas

Time For Us To Axe The Death Penalty

I was reading on NPR this morning that the Death Penalty is in decline, both in the number of people who support it and in the number of people actually being sentenced and executed.  I think that's fantastic news and it made me want to sit down and organize my thoughts on the Death Penalty.  Exploring The Death Penalty Against My Moral Foundation As a secular humanist, I believe that every human has inherent worth and intrinsic dignity. Taking the life of another human can only be justified, in my view, when that act would somehow increase human happiness.