Clean Out Your Photos and Love Yourself More: Quarantine Project


Have you tired of watching Netflix and making Zoom calls? Take a retreat into your history and write an autobiography for you and your family to cherish for generations. Step 1: Take out the old photos and choose ones that highlight primary times in your life. Store them in a folder on your computer. 2. Use a standard MS Word or other document to write chapters telling stories from your early and middle childhood, adolescence and teen years, and then for each major stage of your life thereafter. Place the photos in with the text. 3. Challenge a few friends to do it with you and share your weekly progress with them. You will create a beautiful telling of your story, grow deeper friendships, and you may even discover, as I did, a few hidden gems in your history that give you insight into healing anything unresolved in your past.

Heather Salazar

Heather Salazar, Ph.D., is a professor of philosophy, artist, and certified yoga teacher. She has been teaching philosophy, yoga, and meditation in university classes and at colleges since 2007. Her philosophical research focuses on the intersections of metaethics and philosophy of mind in Eastern and Western traditions and in particular on conceptions of the self and their impact on moral obligations. Her publications include _The Philosophy of Spirituality_, “Descartes’ and Patanjali’s Conceptions of the Self” (Journal of Indian Philosophy and Religion 2011), "Why Are You Standing on My Yoga Mat?!" in _Yoga - Philosophy for Everyone: Bending Body and Mind_ and “Kantian Business Ethics” in Business in Ethical Focus. She is currently under contract for a monograph which assesses and contributes to neo-Kantian ethical constructivism: _Creating a Shared Morality_ and is co-editing _Mind Over Matter_.

In her art, Salazar specializes in photography, figurative charcoals and monotypes, as well as vivid oil paintings of landscapes and objects of meditation. Salazar’s art is deeply impacted by her philosophical research in philosophy. Her art graces the covers philosophy books such as _The Philosophy of Spirituality_ and all of the books in the series _Introduction to Philosophy__ (Rebus).