In the marketplace of ideas, does love still trump violence? By Kristy Jansen “We revolt simply because, for many reasons, we can no longer breathe.” Anti-colonialism activist Frantz Fanon was fighting racism and black oppression in Algeria and Martinique when he wrote … [Read more...] about OPTIMIST VIEW: Why civil disobedience and ahimsa (nonviolence) triumph in the face of injustice
The healing comes from letting there be room for all of this to happen: room for grief, for relief, for misery, for joy. - Pema Chödrön By Kristy Jansen Back in 2006 when I was about 6 months pregnant, I went in for my semi-annual teeth cleaning and dental check-up. … [Read more...] about OPTIMIST VIEW: Managing self-care when things fall apart
The world is now too small for anything but fellowship The entire team at The Optimist Daily has been working overtime to ensure that we continue to deliver high quality, solution-based journalism in this challenging time. We are seeking not only solutions but also tools that … [Read more...] about OPTIMIST VIEW: Emissaries – We love you!
“It occurred to me when I was thirteen and wearing white gloves and Mary Janes and going to dancing school, that no one should have to dance backwards all their lives.” - Jill Ruckelshaus BY KRISTY JANSEN In honor of International Women’s Day, March 8, 2020, I’ve been … [Read more...] about OPTIMIST VIEW: Rebalancing Act, or the art of being human in 2020
Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true. - Charles Dickens By Kristy Jansen The Friday before Christmas, I left town for the week to meet up with my extended family to share … [Read more...] about Unencumbered: The Wonderfully Bearable Lightness of Leaving Screens Behind