Wellness Feed

Have You Been the Victim of Gaslighting?

The Signs and Responses Last week I watched the 1944 movie, Gaslighting. I have heard the term before and watched the television series, Dirty John, so I knew it’s a real thing. Gaslighters play games with your mind and psychologically try to get you to question your own sanity. In... Read more →


The Pandemic and Well-Being of Americans

Going Beyond Happiness and Meaning in Life I have previously blogged about why Americans are so unhappy. American happiness had been eroding for years. Then the coronavirus happened. Americans are now less happy than they’ve ever been. Americans have never been in more despair. As a result, the well-being of... Read more →


The Twitter Golden Rule: Tweet others the way you want to be Tweeted

You Are What You Tweet I like the expression “You Are What You Tweet” because it addresses proper behavior on social media. Let’s face it, some people use Twitter to vent, call out others they might disagree with, cancel others whose behaviors are offensive to some person or group, or... Read more →


The Dangers of Posting Critical Comments Online

Venting on Social Media The right to free speech is guaranteed in our Constitution. However, social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and others can limit, control, and censor speech. Federal law does not offer much recourse for social media users who object to whether and how these companies present... Read more →


The Mask Debate: Personal Accountability

Self-Interested or Self-Destructive Behavior Social Contract Theory The guest blog below on the "mask debate" by AJ Fudge explains her perspective on the idea that we have responsibilities to each other during the COVID-19 pandemic. It emphasizes the social contract theory expressed in its modern form by Thomas Hobbes and... Read more →


Is the U.S. Still A Civil Society?

Wellness and the Coronavirus If we’ve learned anything about ourselves these past few months it is that the U.S. is teetering on become an uncivil society. The discriminatory police actions against black Americans, violence in our streets in response to uneven social justice, looters, monument defacers, and those who would... Read more →


The Ethics of Kindness

Kindness Breeds Civility We’ve heard it many times before. This person is kind. But, what do we mean by kindness and how can we tell if someone is kind? What are the characteristic traits of behavior? Kindness is generally thought of as the quality of being friendly, considerate and generous.... Read more →


Our Moral Responsibilities During COVID-19

The Ethics of Mask Wearing Now that several states with hot spots for the spread of COVID-19 have decided to undo the openings of restaurants, bars, and other gathering places, it’s a good time to examine the moral responsibilities of individual citizens and the general public in combating the spread... Read more →


A Brief Philosophical Analysis of How Trump Has Handled COVID-19

Has He Made Ethical Choices? The ethical issues that surround Trump’s handling of COVID-19 are many. In this blog, I just touch upon the key points of two philosophical reasoning methods -- Kantian Rights Theory and Utilitarianism -- and leave it to the reader to learn more, if they so... Read more →


Huckabee Dismisses Trump’s Behavior as Part of His “Personality”

Personality Traits Go to the Core of Trump’s Unethical Behavior If the COVID-19 pandemic and protests across the world following the horrifying murder of George Floyd at the hands of four members of the Minnesota police taught us anything, it is that President Trump has no compassion for others, cares... Read more →