The best life possible

"Don’t let what you can’t do interfere with what you can do." ~ John Wooden Living with chronic illness is difficult, and yet there are psychological techniques to make it possible to thrive even when ill by Joseph Trunzo edited by O Society November 2, 2019 Before Donna is diagnosed, she thinks of herself as a … Continue reading The best life possible

What is Love?

Let’s Talk About Love by Joanne Reed and Neel Burton edited by O Society October 12, 2019 Falling in or out of love is one of the strongest emotions people can experience. Love can be kind. Love can be cruel. Love is everything. Love is called “one of the most studied and least understood areas in psychology.” … Continue reading What is Love?

You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words by Greta Thunberg edited by O Society September 23, 2019 "This is all wrong. I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back in school on the other side of the ocean. Yet you all come to young people for hope? How dare you! You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your … Continue reading You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words

You’ll Never Be Lonely Again

by Helen Buyniski edited by O Society September 10, 2019 The pathologization of emotion has been on the march for decades, especially in the US, where fully one sixth of the adult population takes an antidepressant or other psychiatric drug. But with depression “conquered” by medication - even as both diagnosis rates and suicides are at … Continue reading You’ll Never Be Lonely Again

The Philosophy of O Society

by O Society August 30, 2019 If you've spent any time at all in a comments section anywhere on the interwebs, then no doubt you already realize the human tendency to label one another as "this" or "that," and then give a canned talking-points laden response based on these labels assigned to us. Especially where … Continue reading The Philosophy of O Society

WOODSTOCK 50 YEARS TAKING STOCK/ OUR RECLAMATION by Tim Duff Tonka Bay, Minnesota edited by O Society August 13, 2019 By the beginning of 1969, the counterculture began to splinter and turn more contentious. The November 1968 election of Richard Nixon brought about a counter-reaction. Eight years of Democratic liberalism ended with this Republican's election as president. The high era of … Continue reading WOODSTOCK 50 YEARS TAKING STOCK/ OUR RECLAMATION