I recently read Jon Ronson’s powerful book So You’ve Been Publically Shamed – an exploration of how the internet has become an incredibly unsafe place, and how public shaming online destroys lives offline. The culprits, he says, are us – good, well intentioned, and usually smart people who pile on, mock, and ridicule anyone who challenges our […]
When I go to my weekly 12 step meeting, there is a tent card on the table titled “Cross Talk Guidelines.” These guidelines are what make the meeting one of the most life-giving, challenging, and nurturing places I’ve ever been. As I’ve been moving through my recovery, I’ve started to apply the Cross Talk Guidelines […]
It seems that every other morning now I wake up to some new horror in the world. The massacre in Orlando – a hate crime against the LGBT community, and the worst shooting in recent memory – seems just the beginning of a long line of massacres the summer has in store for us. Terror […]
For years now, I’ve tried to find a way to describe the experience of depression and anxiety. Since I’m currently in the process of fighting off a mild bout this week, I thought I would take the opportunity to try to set some of it to words.