finding confidence in God and yourself

At this point, the concept of finding confidence seems cliche. This mystical end-goal of our journeys where we’re unabashed ourselves and happy with who we are. The good and the bad. If you’re like me, then you’d say, “Yeah, I’m getting there.” […]

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shifting from victimized to empowered

Poor me. Why me?! Woe is me. This world is cruel and unjust. Hence why it’s so easy to opt for feeling victimized to empowered. I understand that on a spiritual level. These thoughts frequently rotate and cycle into that death spiral […]

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am I a spiritual fraud?

I often times feel like a spiritual fraud. Like I’m not doing enough, or I don’t know enough, or a combination of the two. If I’m supposed to be a “spiritual leader,” then I should rightfully know more about the beliefs and […]

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a curious guide to trying new things

I remember back in high school when I had my core activities or interests, and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else and trying new things. The music-theatre kid, playing in band, singing in choir, acting in plays. Those were me. It was […]

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how to change your online life

Whether you’ve noticed it or not, I’ve been embracing plenty of change in my online life. I’m shifting my attention and consumption in new directions. Not only are these changes natural, but they’re also refreshing. So much of who we each are […]

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stop living in the future. be present.

There’s plenty of talk about the importance of being present, living life as it is right now. Except that feels pretty difficult when you live in the future. No, I don’t have a time machine, although I sometimes wish I did. The […]

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who I deserve. who YOU deserve.

Since I’m living on an island, this cliché rings true: there’s a lot of fish in the sea. A lot of people in this world. And a whole lot of opportunities to find love, fear, and everything in between. We’ve probably all […]

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when mental illness is a crutch

The big dilemma of the day: when faced with a challenge, is my judgment based off using my mental illness as a crutch or as a legitimate reason for struggle? The answer isn’t black and white. It’s not the same for every […]

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how to survive as an indecisive decision-maker

Find the word “indecisive” in the dictionary, and my name’s likely there. I am quite an indecisive person in a world requiring constant decisions. As you might assume, I get quite flustered by choices both insignificant and monumental. I’m chock-full of opinions […]

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an ode to the existential crisis

To say that the past few years have included an ongoing existential crisis would be an understatement. I’m talking full-on emotional breakdowns. Honestly feeling like I’m lost and worthless, occasional thoughts of wondering what the point of it all is. Those are […]

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