We’ve been indoctrinated to feel shame about our bodies, and to thoughtlessly shame others about their bodies. That’s an accepted societal norm with devastating impacts that writer and activist Sonya Renee Taylor names “body terrorism.” In her groundbreaking book “The Body is Not an Apology,” now in a bestselling second edition, Taylor introduces readers to a practice of thinking, being, and doing to change how we relate to our bodies—and to everybody around us.
Among Giants follows a small group of environmental activists into the high canopy of an ancient redwood grove, where they have made their homes. Both the grove and the surrounding forests were marked for clear-cutting when the activists began their tree-sit.
For all the parents feeling exhausted by the cooking, cleaning and planning of a million meals during the pandemic, there’s some good news. Commensality, or the sharing of food with others, is beneficial for your physical and mental health.
If you could be one age for the rest of your life, what would it be? Would you choose to be nine years old, absolved of life’s most tedious responsibilities, and instead able to spend your days playing with friends and practicing your times tables?
Aristotle thought that plants possess what he called a ‘vegetative soul’. Centred on growing and reproducing, this primordial, unthinking state of being was encompassed and far surpassed by the ‘rational soul’ of humans.
You’ve finally met that special person who makes your heart flutter. You’re certain that the two of you would hit it off if you could just dazzle them with the perfect date.
Having the ability to be kind to yourself is one of the most important life skills, especially during difficult times. It helps you to perceive the world differently, become more positive about life in general, and feel happier overall.
Everyone knows that romantic relationships must sometimes come to an end, but many people are reluctant to end a friendship. While it’s never fun to have to end something that has been positive for you in the fast, sometimes friendship fades or becomes toxic.
As you walk through the office, you see your co-workers glance at you. They begin speaking to each other in whispered tones. You naturally start to feel self-conscious and start worrying about what they are saying about you.
Diet plays a key role in mental and physical health, but it’s no secret that eating healthy places more strain on your wallet, especially if you buy packaged foods marketed as better for you.