Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind. ― Henry James

I would be willing to bet that most Republicans are as appalled by their presidential candidate as I am. I grew up with Republicans, and most of them are honest, hard-working, kind people. My parents are Republicans, and as far as I know, they’ve never grabbed a woman without her permission. They aren’t racist, xenophobic shitbags. They aren’t as vulgar as their daughter, and they are kind, good people. I would be willing to bet that most of the people voting for the Democratic candidate disagree with her on some level, or have a problem with her past to some …

If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath. ― Amit Ray

I have anxiety. I have had anxiety for a really long time, but I never realized that it was a problem until one day I chewed through my lip. I didn’t even realize I had done so until blood ran down my chin. When I’m really anxious, I have some tics that come out. I rock back and forth. I scratch my leg or arm or hand or head rhythmically. My brain sends thoughts in circles. Sometimes it’s like chanting. “Oh no, oh no, oh no ohno ohno ohno…” Sometimes it’s lists of things that I have done or could …