Martin Luther King: "The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people."
Social Justice

Words of Wisdom from Martin Luther King, Jr., this “Blue Monday”

Image by Emiliano Gaudiello from Pixabay  Today is Blue Monday, supposedly the saddest day of the year. This idea originated as a PR stunt by Sky Travel in the UK back in 2005, but it's picked up steam since then, probably because it seems reasonable on the face of it. After all, it's not a pretty time of… Continue reading Words of Wisdom from Martin Luther King, Jr., this “Blue Monday”

book cover: The Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu
Book Reviews

Book Review: The Book of Joy

The Book of Joy: Finding Happiness in a Changing World is the product of a week-long series of discussions between His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.  The meetings were held at the Dalai Lama’s residence-in-exile in Dharamsala, India. Much of the book is presented as a dialogue between the Dalai Lama and… Continue reading Book Review: The Book of Joy

Mental Health, Psychosocial

Forgiveness – a Follow-Up

A while back I wrote a post about unsuccessfully trying to find forgiveness for those who have harmed me and done so much damage to my mental health.  Shortly thereafter, I first heard of the song Praying by Kesha in a post on Deanna's Dark Diary.  I've had that song playing on heavy rotation since then,… Continue reading Forgiveness – a Follow-Up