How to make friends

For those of us who are friend-challenged.. Empaths and introverts do have difficulties sometimes. This guide will help! *huggles* BY LEO BABAUTA I’m writing this guide for my kids as they grow up and go out into the world — but it’s for anyone who wants to connect with others. I’m writing it for my teenage self, who was shy Continue Reading →

11 signs you might be a feminist

I fought it.. I fought the definition tooth and nail.. the OLD definition. Okay.. I’m now thinking i really AM a feminist… because, now I think one can be a lady AND a feminist. Yes, please. Still open doors for me, treat me like a lady, but NEVER EVER DOUBT that I am your EQUAL. It’s all about EQUALITY. Thank Continue Reading →

My experience with World Hijab Day

#IStand4Hijab #WorldHijabDay Yes, I blogged this mostly on FB, but I’m going into more detail here. One thing I want and need to share is What to do if someone is harassed or attacked for their religious beliefs / garb Hopefully I won’t experience anything like that today, but, it’s still a good thing for everyone to know what to do. Continue Reading →

Tarot for Trump Administration

Tonight, I pulled another card. I got the Moon. The Moon calls your attention to your shadow, becoming consciously aware of any tendencies to project fear and anxiety onto your external surroundings, and turning it around into more positive and constructive energy. The Moon is a psychological card of projecting fear into your present and your future, based on past Continue Reading →

World Hijab Day 2017

World Hijab Day (WHD) is an annual event in its fifth year. On February 1st of every year, WHD asks global citizens of all faiths to observe Hijab (head-covering) for a day in solidarity with Muslim women worldwide. The overall mission of WHD is to create a more peaceful world where global citizens respect each other. Particularly, WHD focuses on Continue Reading →

The Mental Habit of Feeling Rushed & Overwhelmed

BY LEO BABAUTA As we dive into the holiday season, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed, rushed, even irritated by family members and others around us. I’d like to encourage you to try a mindfulness practice. Here’s the practice: Notice each time you feel rushed, anxious or overwhelmed. Try to develop an awareness of it throughout the day. The sooner you Continue Reading →

Stop sharing the hate

I just posted this on FB   Stop. Just stop. Stop sharing the hate. Ya know.. for the past 8 years.. I unfriended haters.. of Obama.. unless they were friends with me in real life.. and them, I unfollowed.. or just followed less…   And I thought.. stupidly.. that my liberal friends were above the hate. I was wrong. So Continue Reading →

Compassion in the Midst of Madness

BY LEO BABAUTA Whether you’re in the U.S. or not, the results of the election can bring up some strong feelings — maybe outrage or depression, maybe elation and shock, maybe contempt for others. In this crazy emotional time, I urge you to try a compassion practice. Perhaps, like some people I know, you are angry about the outcome, and Continue Reading →

Making OUR America great again — OUR way

I had what may have been an Epiphany. I could be wrong. I don’t know.. but.. here it is Social Media has grown a LOT in the last 8 years. For 8 years, we saw Republicans / Conservatives spout hate. Democrats / Liberals thought that they were above all that. (yes.. I’m dogging both.. Keep in mind that I am Continue Reading →