Holly Stratton

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Love That Imagines The Unimaginable

When it comes to pain avoidance, emotional and mental distancing involves our establishing an invisible divide that separates us from those who are suffering. One of the most effective ways to do that is to disengage our best imagination, drawing a line in the sand between us and those who have been thrust into the pain of their worst imagination. Read more

Bowing Low When Bedlam Runs High

When indecency plays out on the stage recklessly, it leaves the audience leaning into their own decency righteously. That's because a low moral bar always tempts those who clear it (no matter how scantly) to believe their own bar is high. When there's no absolute truth in which to sink our teeth, comparsion becomes the magnetic field of our moral compass. Read more

Social Shaming: A Seduction Of Insecurity Calling For Mindful Recall

Social shaming has always existed, long before seeing it play out in public as rawly as we're seeing it now. We are social creatures made for connection, and shaming is a way to gain social capital. By highlighting the negative positioning of others, we secure a more postive sense of our own. Read more