Discussion of news topics with a point of view, including narratives by individuals regarding their own experiences

Why does our society perpetuate the idea that people must be constantly working in order to be worthy of respect?

I get tired of the way our culture fetishizes overworking. People contribute to this by competing over who has worked the hardest, longest hours as though overworking makes you a better person. This attitude can lead to a feeling of shame for taking a day off for being sick, tired, or needing a mental health day. In our very public, social media sharing society it can feel like we need to constantly “prove” how hard we are working to the watching world.

Instead, we should encourage the people around us to work hard for their goals, but also encourage them to remember to take breaks, relax and enjoy life. Overdoing anything is never healthy, and we should aim to be better at balancing work and play in our culture.

The pandemic has changed me. But how will we collectively heal?

It’s difficult to start healing when the pain is still being inflicted

Depression is more than just feeling sad. Here’s how I’m recognizing other symptoms.

I’m realizing ‘quirky’ aspects of my personality may be related to my illness

Meet 8 superheroes that would make everyday life so much better

From the Personal Bubble to the Package Wrangler, these characters would save the day