Category Archives: fostering humanity

In The Shadows & Out In The Open

In light of recent events in the (Not So) United States, I have been even more reflective than usual about the topics of privilege, bias, discrimination, and injustice lobbed toward many marginalized groups. While there are many instances of this … Continue reading

Until All Lives TRULY Matter

  Don’t tell me that ALL lives matter until they truly do. Don’t tell me that until LGBT lives matter, homeless lives matter, veteran lives matter, poor lives matter, those with mental health challenges lives matter, women’s lives matter, the … Continue reading

About My Rose Colored Glasses: Choosing Love

A few thoughts in light of Paris, Colorado Springs, Orlando, terrorism and the outrage to come: I was asked recently why I speak so often of fostering humanity with love and seeing the humanity in each person we encounter. The … Continue reading

Music As A Change Agent

So. . .the Grammys were Sunday night: Part fashion show, part rock concert, part awards show. Madonna made (some?) of us vow to go back to the gym and posed as a confused matador/flamenco dancer. Kanye West took his pro-Beyonce … Continue reading

*I* Want, I *WANT*, *I Want* – Poem

‘Tis the season and everyone, it seems, has a list of wants:  the latest electronic gadget, jewelry, clothes or luxurious pampering.  I have wants too, but lately they have taken on a much broader scope.  See, I believe that needs … Continue reading

Don’t Take That Yoke!

Text and Image © 2013 Paulissa Kipp Don’t Take That Yoke! A heart full of love compensates for a heart and mind that is filled with hate. The hope for a peaceful future exists in the way in which we … Continue reading

Fostering Humanity Manifesto

Fostering Humanity Manifesto Leonard Cohen observes that “everything has a crack, that’s how the light gets in”.  We soak up the rays, tell time and mark the seasons with the sun and grow with the help of the sun.  We … Continue reading

Tips for Lovingly Communicating with a Depressed Person

Tips for Loving Communication with a Mentally Ill Person Don’t tell your loved one that how he or she feels is “selfish”.  You wouldn’t tell someone that he or she doesn’t deserve to feel ______ amount of happiness.  It’s the … Continue reading

What The Human Spirit Can Do

I went to play pool last night with my team and as always, in a bar setting one never quite knows what one will see.  Yet last night with all of its drama and tribulation restored my faith in the … Continue reading