Why we *really* support charities: https://www.good.is/studies-show-that-doing-good-makes-you-more-physically-attractive
Today is world mental health day. For the past year I've been seeing a therapist. I hate it, which means its probably working. I have learned:
1. The only thing we have control over is where we put our attention.
2. You can’t close yourself off to icky feelings without also closing yourself off to nice feelings.
3. Welcoming difficult feelings often helps move them out of our bodies more quickly.
4. *Sometimes* fear is excitement without the breath.
5. Shame can’t live in the light.
Hello people who use Jitsi, may I ask you a question? I know we've heard wild stories about Zoom meetings not using passwords and getting crashed by outsiders. EX: a prayer group I know of was bombed by a naked man waving his wang around on camera wearing a horse mask. Any such stories out there in Jitsi land? I ask for senior citizens who struggle with tech for whom one click is better than two steps to join
Well I personally am (not) shocked https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/finance-journalist-trumps-scotland-resort-isnt-a-golf-business-but-a-money-disappearing-business/
I keep encountering difficult situations today and I don't know how to respond to them. I want to ask friends for advice but also I feel like I should be able to trust myself enough to handle tough things on my own.
Y'all ever have those days where you just want someone else to solve all the problems that just keep stacking up? UGH
Maybe to be helpful I should make a list of authoritarian leaders who killed hundreds of thousands of their own citizens who were insufficiently mourned over the millennia.
To clarify, I don't think it's so much God's will as the terrible choices he made and the terrible choices he encouraged in his followers that led to this eventuality.
Four years ago to the day he openly mocked Clinton for coming down with pneumonia on the campaign trail. When asked about the COVID numbers of death in the US he said "it is what it is." I think I have more compassion than Trump, but I will not wish him well. My prayer is that the harm he causes will cease, and I let God choose how that happens. If you don't want people to root for your demise don't dedicate your life to making their lives worse for profit.
There's this lady who - almost every time I livestream daily prayers - hosts a watch party on her own page. I am always bewildered by that, but it's really cool. Also, looking at stats since I started doing that weekly in March: if my hair is wavy, I get about 10 more viewers than if my hair is straight. WEIRD?!