Yesterday I briefly mentioned some concerns I had about some of Rachel Hollis’s problematic ideologies, and so I decided to unpack some of them further. Today, I’m starting with looking at the merits and problems with an ideology that shields us from worrying about what other people think of us. I’m going to look at why this narrative is so appealing and has become so popular, why it causes problems in our relationships, why it’s antithetical to anti-racism work, and how to find a healthy . . .
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A recent video by author Rachel Hollis, and the subsequent apology, has gotten a lot of blowback. I left a comment that was twice deleted. I will post it here instead. Because I think we need to talk about toxic ideologies. I have watched with curiosity for several years as a lot of Rachel’s problematic ideologies have gained popularity, and I think we are witnessing is the inevitable fallout. It’s no surprise that someone who preaches that we don't need to apologize is not capable of . . .
Have I been super productive this week? Yes! Has it been helpful to my mental health? Questionable. I'm talking about the difference ways we avoid our feelings (being busy, zoning out, escapism, etc) and the practices I'm starting to make sure I'm actually processing my feelings instead of just avoiding them. Here are some resources: The Worry Trick: How Your Brain Tricks You into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It A Spring Within Us: A Book of Daily Meditations . . .