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Brian Benczkowski: 8 Things You Need to Know About the New Top Official at the DOJ

Does this signal serious trouble for the Special Council’s investigation?

Yes. It does. 

Is it the beginning of the end?

It’s hard to say. I’m sure the Republicans and the Trump Administration would like to think so. However, it’s likely the momentum of the investigation will make it nearly impossible to walk it all backward in any substantive way. The real litmus test of where we are will happen at the midterms in November because, at the end of the day, the will of the people still runs a democracy, assuming we still have one.

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Culture Confusion, Masculinity, and the #Metoo Movement

To face your humanity means to come in contact with your own frailty and failure. It means to accept that you are broken and that you have tender places. It means to accept that you do not have all the answers. And you do not have to.

You see, precious reader, violence always begets violence. I think, as a community, we are also responsible for putting men on this pedestal that they are supposed to live up to. And they can’t. They are just human. It is violent to ask a person to be more than human.

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Top Five Times NOT To Say “I’m Sorry”

I hear people complain frequently that their partner never apologizes. Two of the most powerful words in the English language are I’m sorry. However, the problem I see with those words, more often than not using them enough, is where people actually say “I’m sorry” more than they should, in situations they shouldn’t.

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Seven Tips to Get Rid of Stress and Why You Should

Although, most people would say they want to have less stress in their lives, there’s a weird addictive quality that accompanies the way we live with stress. If there’s nothing stressing us out we can even feel bored and start scanning our environment for something to worry about.

Our culture approves and rewards us for having busy, stressful lives. Somehow there’s a notion that people who are super busy have more value in the world.

This, of course, is total BS. And, if you value your health, you would do well to question this thinking.

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Queer Women Coming Out- 5 tips for Bringing Joy and Ownership to Your Coming Out Process Inspired by Keala Settle

Let your coming out process change who you are and how you show up in the world.  Let it make you bolder, not just in claiming your sexuality, but at work, in leadership, in family. Take joy in your queerness (or whatever you are coming out as) and difference, and let it grow and empower both the joy in you and your essence.

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Mother Wisdom from Alice Walker

We cannot heal any of -isms we are all fussing about – racism, sexism, nationalism, classism, and all the blah, blahs, until we ALL look at our shadow sides. For those that chose not to look at their shadow side, those of us that do look at it, make a way for them to look at theirs. Looking at your shadow side is medicinal and it heals, not just your soul, but also our collective soul.

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