Hey SuperPeeps! Today we need to talk about art, and about how sometimes becoming a hero means celebrating someone else’s dreams. NGOs are discovering this, too–rather than handing out charity, or a one-time save, how can you help someone save themselves?
#ArtfulSpoons is a hashtag and account on Twitter that celebrates the art of #spoonies, or people who are suffering chronic illnesses. We had a chat with Alex, who runs the account.
— Dr. Asoka Jinadasa (@drasokajin) November 29, 2016
Ever noticed that Batman always makes his decisions of discovery alone?
I’m sure you’ve seen the brooding pictures of any number of superheroes, slumped over with their heads in their hands like the Thinker.
How much time do you give yourself, in silence, alone? Away from social media. Away from DOING THINGS. Away from the party and the work. How often do you check your life’s direction, and re-set your goals, and center yourself on what really matters to you as you take the next step? How often do you allow yourself to experience your grief, your doubts, and your questions about how the world works, and just work through the deep stuff? And then, how often do you let your mind grow blank, and just wait for inspiration?
How can you become a superhero if you can’t even save your own thoughts?
“We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and private: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship.” ~ C.S. Lewis, ‘Weight of Glory’
If you want to become a superhero, you must get used to spending time alone.
Hey Peeps! Just a short little post today–sharing a link to this Inhabitat piece about the plastic bottle house in Nigeria. The architects noticed that they had waaay too many plastic bottles, and way too few houses, so they thought that problem should solve itself.
What if we did something like this in the more temperate areas where you live to help homelessness? And more generally, how can you use the things you don’t like in your life to solve the problems for the things you need?
True superheroes know how to use the things no one wants to make a difference.
Because this is supposed to be a campaign about superheroes, we think it’s time for US to get off our butts and become the heroes we read about.
*Safety First. You are responsible for taking care of your own safety whatever you do. We do not condone or endorse dangerous behavior, or putting yourself into dangerous situations.*
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Lukysha Sims-Neal, a child abuse survivor who writes a blog about living beyond childhood trauma, comes to us today to talk about how we can all, survivors or not, help the healing. Some of her answers are really challenging and even surprising, so I hope you’ll read all the way to the end. This is important stuff, SuperPeeps. Read More…
You remember those moments? The ones where a superhero makes you hold your breath. When Barry Allen, in Flashpoint, gets up and starts running even though there’s a huge spike jammed through his quads. When Peter Parker, at the end of the Ultimate Spiderman comic series, bows down before the spectres of all the enemies he’s ever faced, and gets up to keep fighting. Those moments when everything is broken, but the hero doesn’t give up.
Those moments…that make us want to become superheroes. Read More…