growing beyond conditional self-love

It’s become quite trendy to promote self-love. That sense that you accept your holistic being for all it is. But what isn’t so often mentioned is something I’d like to call “conditional self-love.” I speak on the topic of self-love as somebody […]

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science and faith can (and should) coexist

To some, I’m a hypocrite. My beliefs conflict with one another. I’m not a “true believer.” I’m standing in some awkward purgatory of ideas, too wishy-washy to pick one side over another. Science and faith have always seemed to collide. On one […]

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managing mental health during COVID-19

Mental Health Awareness Month this year feels timely now more than ever before. While our physical health is at stake with preventing the spread of disease, our mental health during COVID-19 is taking a toll. For some people (like myself), this continuing […]

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God rested. so stop feeling guilty about resting.

Our modern society is all about going, moving forward, working hard, hustling every chance we get. Anything less than that isn’t doing enough and isn’t spending our time wisely. It’s wasting away the precious gift God grants us with each day and […]

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how to celebrate earth day from home

In our days of social distancing, it’s easy to forget what day it actually is. Who knew that Earth Day was in our midst already? Which leads us to the bigger question: how are we supposed to celebrate Earth Day from home? […]

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grieving for the world: suffering, sickness, & resurrection

This is a heavy topic for this Easter Sunday. However, this Easter occurs under precarious circumstances. That requires us to look at our grieving for the world. Yes, we are grieving. It’s not time to sugarcoat these collective emotions that come in […]

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how do we wield the power of prayer?

In times like these, during our global pandemic and self-isolation, it’s easy to fall into a rhythm of hopelessness. Despair. Uncertainty. This is where the power of prayer surfaces. Sure, the power of prayer won’t cure all the sick and bring world […]

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detox from diet culture

Regardless of the time and circumstances, under siege or living free, we’re still inundated with messages and instincts to diet. Lose weight. Exercise more. All the things. Which beckons us instead to detox from diet culture. It seems like a detox from […]

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finding hope during COVID-19

There’s a lot on our minds. And probably that last thing we’re thinking about is finding hope during COVID-19 pandemic protocol. If we’re following all the recommendations to a T, then we’re leaving our spaces as little as possible, social distancing, and […]

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better things to give up for lent

It’s that time of year again where we choose what to give up for Lent. Oh, and all the fish on Fridays. But that’s for another time to discuss. Or digest, if you will. No, today we’re diving into what to give […]

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