It’s amazing that Chris Fagan has any “juicy” left at all after a 48-day trek in the South Pole with just her husband, a 220-pound sled, and her thoughts to keep her company. The solitude and reaching the breaking point taught her about life and about her marriage. The temperature got to 50 below, but Chris brings the heat with her thoughts on marriage, creativity, and having hot flashes when the weather is killing cold.
It’s good practice to apologize. Sometimes, even when you weren’t trying to be hurtful, you were just thoughtless.
It’s a good practice. But it’s hard to apologize. Or, rather, it’s hard to apologize and mean it.
The news is full of a lot of apologies, followed by, “I’m going to rehab because I realize my actions were the result of the addiction (and pick your addiction, from drugs to sex) that was ruling my life.”
Which may be true, but doesn’t make the wronged person feel any better. Oh, okay, you beat her up, but you were just drunk, okay, that explains everything. There’s no contrition ritual to make it right for the wronged person.
But lately, there’s another layer. It makes it impossible to make it right. Maybe you’ve heard of it. The cancel culture. It says that you should not do anything wrong in the first place, because you should have known. And if you do something wrong, you get canceled.
When is an apology enough? And what can people do to fix what they’ve done wrong?
We talk Cancel Culture on today’s Keep it Juicy! podcast.
Author Ingrid Fetell Lee takes a look at the things that bring us joy — round things, abundant things, and lots more — and talks about how we can create joy from the outside in. Ingrid Fetell Lee, author of “Joyful” on Keep it Juicy!
We’re talking with Michelle E. Dickinson. Michelle grew up with a mom who had bipolar disorder and, as challenging as that was, it taught her some lessons that helped her when she had to deal with her own depression years later. Now she’s with us and she’s talking about mental illness, stigma, and the importance of generous listening. Michelle Dickinson, on Keep it Juicy!
Have you ever been hacked? Well, I was. There are preventive things you can do. Change your freaking password. Change it often. And don’t write yourself a little note about your password on a sticky paper that anyone can see. But ultimately? It may not make a difference. It didn’t for me. Share my outrage on Keep it Juicy!
Dr. Doree Lynn knows that relationships, intimacy and the whole sex thing can be intimidating when you start over as an older person. But, fear not! Dr. Doree is a psychotherapist who calls herself a media sex-pert and she’s all about ridding us of the notion that good sex ends when youth does. Sex and intimacy are still very much in the picture, no matter how old you are.
Is there some magic to being a best-selling author? For mystery author Rhys Bowen, it’s been steady perseverance, a bit of chutzpah, and even a little of the magic from a Celtic harp. Author Rhys Bowen on today’s Keep it Juicy!