Hello Pham, I just observed an interaction here that upset me greatly. A member of our community reached out in the darkness to express their gratitude for this being a safe space where they could get support in a stressful time and not be met with a barrage of political opinions and they were met with...a political opinion. Let me be clear: this definitely violates the one rule of DON'T BE A DICK.
If you feel the need to express your opinion about something politically, feel free to do so in the general community--NOT under the post of a member in distress. It's not the time or the place. We are Pham. We are here to love and support one another when we are struggling, not make a shitty situation even shittier by making it about us and our opinions.
Please ask yourself before you post a response to someone: does this need to be said and am I the one to say it? The answer is often NO.
I'm fiercely protective of the members of this community and keeping it safe. I'm even more protective of the women. And I will go full mama bear.
Today on #WalkInsWelcome I had a great talk with comedian turned political commentator Lee Camp about his political awakening, why we should turn off all mainstream corporate media, how the Democrats are not really a left-wing party, and so much more.
I totally forgot to post this here yesterday! I was laughing too hard at the Martha's Vineyard stuff. Nimesh is hilarious and his special on youtube "Thank You, China" is great. He's not holding back.
I spoke to Greg Lukianoff for #WalkInsWelcome about how deeply messed up it is to tell people they're more fragile than they are, how the victimhood mentality is undermining cognitive behavioral therapy, and how he wishes business wasn't booming at FIRE.
Maybe we should just focus on TV show reviews.
Grandpa's letter home after the bombing of Pearl Harbor.
Maggie is back! Also: The "No Complaining" challenge.
This week's question: How do people (new parents in particular) manage, deal with, or get over their fears?
Some of you have been asking if we have a list of our promo codes for all the Dumpster Fire & Walk-Ins Welcome sponsors. We made a list and you can find it here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11ErjcLnuDxjb4FibbeY3yh97UOUyfeqr5xz6zKV57mw/edit?usp=sharing
We'll do our best to keep it updated.
Hello new followers, I hope I don’t disappoint you. I want this place to feel like home, where we can escape the Thunderdome and process the world. Where we can post dog pics and recipes and book recommendations. Where we support each other as we get sober, lose weight, embark on new business opportunities, creative endeavors, relationships and travels. I want this to be your oasis of sanity and laughter in an increasingly mad world. A creative outlet where you can share your spirit with us.
We might not have any control over the news cycle—but we can control our habits and attitude. It all starts with us. And hopefully a little piece of that will start here.