Eight Powerful Reasons You Should Wear a Pink Hat (and do other things to confront gender and racial discrimination)

by Debbie L. Kasman in , ,


Time magazine’s cover for its February 8th issue is a single, pink, knitted hat with the words “The Resistance Rises” written above it. An estimated 500,000 women wore pink hats at the Women’s March in Washington on January 21, 2017. The hat has become an iconic symbol of resistance. Here are eight powerful reasons why you should wear a pink hat (and take a stand against gender and race discrimination in other ways):

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I want to live in a truly inclusive world, do you?

by Debbie L. Kasman in , ,


Pope Francis recently declared that a woman would never serve as a priest in the Roman Catholic Church.  This is not a change in stance; he has always said the door was closed on women being ordained as priests.  But when pressed about the matter by a journalist during a press conference on the papal plane, Francis intimidated that the ban would be eternal because Jesus only chose men as his apostles.  I want to live in a truly inclusive world, do you?  Is THIS how you get gender equality? 

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How to Grow Up Between 20 and 60 Years Old

by Debbie L. Kasman in ,


Studies show that we grow up naturally until about the age of twenty.  Then, for reasons that are not terribly well understood, we simply stop growing.  We remain at whatever psychological level of development we reached in our early twenties until the age of sixty or so, and then we start growing up again. Very few people actually grow up to the point of self-actualization. Currently only five percent of the world’s population is self-actualized or "fully" psychologically grown. There are things we can do between the ages of twenty and sixty to ensure we grow up psychologically fully.  We need to do these things to become the very best version of ourselves we can be. 

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