Month: September 2015

can’t trust those campaign promises

for too long, that mysterious orb has watched us from the night sky. this is why, as president, I will personally fight the moon.

*applause*

It's Wednesday!

Fruits of Our Labors

It’s Wednesday!

It’s also the Fall Equinox. Since last month, I’ve been following A Humanist Year, a project that attempts to create a liturgical calendar based in humanist principles, so as to foster mindfulness and meaning-making. In the Humanist Year, the week of the Fall Equinox is the Fall Festival, which marks the end of the Season on Flourishing.

The Fall Festival is described as an opportunity to recognize all we’ve accomplished and celebrate the fruits of our labor. So this week, I figured I’d go with that theme!

What did you achieve lately, and how did you achieve it? What difficulties did you overcome?

As always, head to the comments to post your answer! That’s where you’ll find me.

It's Wednesday!

Making Mistakes

It’s Wednesday!

I’ve only had a week and a half of grad school classes so far, but I’m already neck-deep in readings and homework. Woooo, school!

One of the skills stressed in all of the literature about becoming a counselor is willingness to make and own mistakes. I believe we can all benefit from that trait and that its usefulness is not solely limited to counseling.

Owning mistakes is hard, though, because it means accepting responsibility and our own imperfection. Often, I worry how my peers will see me if I make a mistake–which is silly, because they are likely much more tolerant and understanding of my faults than I am!

By openly owning our mistakes, not only do we remind ourselves that screwing up is okay, we also demonstrate that to our communities.

What mistakes have you made recently? How do you feel about them?

Leave your answer in the comments! That’s where you’ll find mine.

Also! If you’ve got ideas for future It’s Wednesday questions, please head over to my question box and send them my way!

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