where is the kingdom of God?

You’ve probably heard that “heaven is a place on Earth.” You’ve also probably heard that at any point, Earth will become an apocalyptic hellfire where the Kingdom of God will uplift the righteous and let everyone else burn. Yeah. That’s a lot […]

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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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can spirituality cure depression?

When people talk about spirituality, maybe it sounds like a sales pitch. Everything in your life will improve once you connect with Spirit. Can spirituality cure depression? “Sure it can! With God, all is possible!” Now, ask me that same question. Can […]

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a beginner’s guide to autistic burnout

Most of us know what “burnout” feels like. But what about autistic burnout? There’s a reason why, when doing a quick Google search, it suggests the phrase “autistic burnout vs. depression.” So, if you have or currently manage depression, you’ll likely understand […]

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am I autistic enough?: what autism looks like.

Realizing I was on the autism spectrum was very eye-opening. Like most people, I had typical stereotypes surrounding what autism looks like. Rain Man is probably becoming an outdated example, but for the younger folks, think Sheldon Cooper.  More prominently, my assumptions […]

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the next chapter: my life with autism

I thought I had just started to figure out life. But sometimes the “figuring out” process goes a completely different direction. Which just so happens to be a life with autism. Yes, through a slew of online research and testing, I have […]

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meet the teacher who stopped talking

The teacher who stopped talking. I may have a couple of weeks left as a teacher, but that is who I became. When I mean “stopped talking,” I mean it. Complete silence. One day, I was following my normal routine. The next, […]

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realities and challenges teaching abroad

Life gets busy, especially if you’re international teaching volunteer. Admittedly, I’ve not taught any classroom before, so the prep work involved came out of the blue. Add the “living and working abroad” aspect into the mix, and you’re in for an all-encompassing […]

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GUEST POST: secrets to adulthood and the "real world"

Whoever claims to be an expert in adulthood and the real world is a liar. Every moment you feel like you have everything together is often met with a moment of doubt, confusion, and what feels like utter chaos. This doesn’t mean […]

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college taught me what NOT to pursue

As I reflect upon the college career that I am so soon leaving behind (which is still so weird and surreal to fully comprehend), I think of all the expectations I went into this phase of life with. I had hoped to […]

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