Stop asking, “Wasn’t Las Vegas enough?” “Wasn’t Sandy Hook enough?” Because we should never ask that when one is too many. Instead let’s ask a question that moves us all towards action. “How can dignity inspire us to do small yet powerful acts that make my community safer?”
For a year we have been creating and maintaining boundaries with other people in ways we never had to before. While these boundaries have protected our physical health, they have also often created social and emotional boundaries that hurt our emotional well-being.
Here are some principles to set boundaries and find meaningful connection with people during this pandemic holiday season.
Conflict is inevitable; we have to get better skilled at handling it. How are we supposed to solve the big problems we face if we run away or can’t disagree without resorting to tantrums and tirades?
Why is the conversation around reopening schools so contentious for educators? The answer is simple: their dignity is being violated.
How can we help prevent and respond to the misinformation and xenophobic bullying while Coronavirus is a constant topic of conversation and anxiety?
There’s a small act we can all do to make us act and feel better: knowing the difference between talking behind someone’s back and venting. And then holding ourselves accountable to make sure our actions reflect our values.
There’s way too much group-think in the world. Let’s do something about it. Let’s be loyal to the higher cause of treating ourselves and others with dignity