Essay: The connection between polarized thinking, anxiety and depression

November 4, 2022

It’s no wonder politics is more polarized than ever! When we are anxious, our fight-or-flight tendencies kick in. We think in terms of good or bad as a way to cope with our anxiety — to find something stable. But when the world doesn’t fit neatly into our polarized view of good or bad, our anxiety strikes again. It’s a cycle that requires attention, intervention and connection.

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Essay: Citizens can ensure a credible election – Part 2

October 26, 2022

Despite what the politics industry and pollsters would have us believe, elections do not feature rival teams where one is a winner and the other a loser. Elections as part of democracy provide a method for moving forward despite our disagreements in priorities, beliefs and level of influence.

Essay: Longing for sacred politics

September 21, 2020

Originally published in AllSides Debilyn Molineaux, AllSides We’ve all had notable events that shaped us. The […]