Internal Struggle

Me vs Me: A Poem about the Eternal Internal Struggle

In the words of a great song from Survivor, "It's you against you; it's the paradox that drives us all." This is my poem about my own internal struggle ...
Self-Acceptance

Fostering Self-Acceptance: How We Can Regain Control of Our Self-Image

Why do most of us feel badly about ourselves, and is it possible to stop the negative self-talk? This article explores the creation of self-acceptance ...
Body Positivity

Body Positivity: How Our Culture Makes Self-Love Impossible

We're raised in a society which teaches us about the necessity of phyiscal perfection, engendering self-loathing and jealousy; an alternative is possible ...
Self-Esteem

The Toxicity of Self-Esteem

It's known that low self-esteem creates depression and anxiety, but can high self-esteem be toxic, too? This article explores a healthy alternative to both ...
Don Juan

The Trap of the Self-Assured Don Juan

Why The Kind and Confident Don Juan You’re Looking For Doesn’t Exist “Fake it til you make it” is a cliche that’s repeated ad-nauseum, one that most of us latch onto as a way to impress our bosses, our friends, ...
Economic Justice

Economic Justice: How Poverty Affects Mental Health

This is my story, in which I articulate the emotional toll and vicious cycle that poverty engenders, arguing for the benefits of social-welfare programs ...