Compassion Peace Love Understanding Joy Unity Hope Togetherness Beauty Kindness Trust by Elana Stanger, L.C.S.W.

Build a bridge today between your heart and someone else’s heart.  There is too much isolation. Even if your life feels full, someone else may be waiting for you to build your bridge to them, to rescue them and take them off of their island of isolation.  Perhaps you’ll recall that your life became full when […]

Black Lives Matter and A White Woman Continues to Care for These Lives by Elana Stanger, L.C.S.W.

Watching the video documentary series, Eyes On the Prize, on public television during Black History Month, I am inspired by the courage of all those who stood up for justice during the Civil Rights Era, some of whom even had to give their lives for the cause of racial equality when confronted with the stark hatred that […]

In Comedy, Punching Up Does Not Eliminate Racism by Elana Stanger, L.C.S.W.

As someone who enjoys improv and comedy, I am often disappointed by displays of humor that poke fun at one group or another, displays which, in all honesty, aren’t that fun for the person or group being poked.  As I had been thinking about this disheartening regularity in both stand-up and sketch comedy, I was […]