If we don’t address our cognitive dissonance, we’ll get stuck where we are, and diminish our capacity for progress.
Patriarchy and capitalism did not leave love untouched. As a child of the diaspora, I’ve learned to find intimacy in many places outside the phenomena of sex and romance.
Two years into a global pandemic, adrienne maree brown invites us to root into compassion and reconnect with our state of interbeing.
Sharing a deeply personal story with the world helped me realize that vulnerability is a powerful tool to create change and inspire others to follow along.
As attacks on Asian communities rise, so must understanding and solidarity between Asian and Black communities to challenge the real enemy, White supremacy.
Conversations across the lines of race, class, politics, and religion can have a transformative impact on a community.
They are political polar opposites, but through Braver Angels, they’re forging a path toward productive conversations, and even friendship.
With many families spending more time together now, there are ample opportunities for tension and hurt feelings. But these moments also offer invitations to reconnect.
There’s a way forward after the election, and it must involve having open and honest conversations about our hopes and fears.
Empathy can go a long way when it comes to public health messages.
Every night, residents of the small South American country stand on their balconies and clap, cheer, or whistle to show their gratitude and solidarity.
Everyone messes up. Any relationship involves two imperfect communicators capable of hurt feelings, frustration, or loneliness. Given this, expecting communication and harmony to be “par for the course” is unreasonable.
An average couple will have between 30 to 50 significant arguments a year, “significant” meaning an encounter that departs sharply from norms of civil dialogue, would be uncomfortable to film
But facts alone won’t do it, researchers say.
So say the Better Angels of the partisan divide.
At a time of heightened polarization and intense inequality in the United States and around the world, social differences run the risk of being turned into fault lines, and exploited
Resilience practices and culturally rooted health traditions show promise for overcoming trauma in real-life settings.
How immigrants have brought diverse traditions to keep their ancestors and dead loved ones close.
End-of-life caregiving is an ancient practice that’s now re-emerging in the death positivity movement, which urges a shift in thinking about death as natural and not traumatic.
When I learned that my first issue as editorial director of YES! would be on death, I cringed a bit. No one likes to think about death, much less talk about it. In fact, death might be more taboo to discuss than even sex or money. A recent survey found that only about a third of people had discussed making wills with their partners, or their wishes concerning their funerals. It’s almost as though we believe that dying doesn’t actually happen. At least not to us.
While student–family events are well-intentioned, they can also exclude certain students. Teachers are pushing for activities that include all the important adults in a child’s life.
Breakups happen to friends, too. Here’s how to find closure, while preserving your heart and dignity.
Americans say “thanks” a lot, but other cultures may have a deeper understanding of gratitude.
When the need for large-scale solutions is so dire, it can be challenging to focus on individual actions.
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