Science or Scientism?

Ok so we've all had that moment when you hear about some miraculous event and you think "that's not scientifically possible". You know, those stories where somebody was dead for 2 days and comes back to life, or some kid predicting the time and place of a deadly catastrophe, or people who claim to be able to diagnose a medical ailments by looking at them.

In the Western world science has become the marker of what is a reasonable and acceptable. If you don't want to be looked at with cock-eyed suspicion or pity you don't walk around telling people that you can see their aura. Yes, folks Newton's tried and true laws of physics still rule our collective consciousness and with good reason, they work and make sense to us...more about Newton later. But what happens when a belief in science becomes fanatical and oppressive?

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Get Your Self-Esteem On

I wanted to write about self esteem because I think we often only look at it from one angle. However, I find that for myself that self esteem issues tend to be isolated in certain spheres or areas of our lives.

So while I may think I'm the "ish" at cooking eggs benedict or understanding people's motivations, I may feel like a complete loser when it comes to expressing my emotions or showing vulnerability (a very big problem for many men). 

I like to look at things from a holistic point of view. So I thought, why not address self esteem in the same way. I hope others can find this holistic approach to self esteem issues as helpful as it was for me to write this post.

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