Against “Wellness”

“Wellness is a state quite beyond health; a state of being completely free from aches, pains, irritations, stress, anxiety, inflammation, fear, distress, or disquiet. Wellness is not only a condition of bodily perfection, but spiritual perfection, as well, high energy, perfect mental acuity, peace, sexual fulfillment, empowerment, control, contentment. Wellness is a divine state.  Continue reading “Against “Wellness””

Against “Mindfulness”

“Because so many billion-dollar corporations now use mindfulness, leadership, community, passion, and teamwork to describe themselves and their reasons for existing, many Christians now tacitly understand the monetary value which attends an ability to speak of corporate values with familiarity. The more often a classical community hears these words, the more parents believe the point of a classical education isContinue reading “Against “Mindfulness””

The “I’m A Good Father” Show

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” -Benjamin Franklin Little By Little is the latest episode of Proverbial. It briefly touches on a phenomenon I call the “I’m A Good Father” show, wherein a parent who doesn’t do a whole lot of parenting suddenly decides to start.

On Happiness

“Parent: After talking it over, my wife and I have decided that Oliver would be happier going to a different school next year. Gibbs: What’s your point?” My latest for CiRCE deals with teenage happiness, real and imagined.