Managing Anxiety and Emotional Overwhelm in the Fight for Social Justice

These are the visualizations, practices, and tools I use to help me manage my anxiety and empathic tendencies while I fight for social justice.

In two days, I leave to join the Women’s March on Washington. I should be feeling exultant. Over 500,00 people in 33 different countries are standing with me. But instead I feel nervous. Anxious. Maybe even a little afraid. There are so many things that could go wrong, and I’ve watched all of them of […]

Healing From Spiritual Violence

I wrote in a previous post about why I use female pronouns for Spirit even though I usually experience her as a male presence. Basically, it is so people who grew up in spiritually violent Christian environments – under the power of the patriarchy instead of the power of the Holy Ghost – can be […]

How My Peaceful Religion is Helping Me Overcome My Violent Nature

My religion is extremely (absurdly) peaceful. But my nature, the way I am when I don’t check myself, is extremely (absurdly) violent. There’s something in me that enjoys destruction for the sake of destruction. I like violent movies. I like fairy tales where the villain is disemboweled and then boiled in lead. (Once, when I […]