A couple of months ago, I wrote about the death of my granny. She was an extraordinary woman who had such an immense impact on me in my life that her death had much more of an effect on me than I may have initially thought possible.
This will be a sort of “part 2” of that post. Continue reading Death Remembered | Life Altered
What is it about death that kind of brings everything to a halt and forces you to deal with your own existential meaning and purpose? It seems to freeze any future of goals you may have had, and makes you … Continue reading A Death Observed | A Life Celebrated
I’m not sure how it happened. I’m not sure when it happened. But somewhere along the way, I inadvertently transformed into something I once hated. I woke up one day, and suddenly I was labeled by my family and peers. I. Am. A. Liberal. I didn’t ask for this label. I still don’t consider myself one. but biased truth sounds a lot like the truth when it’s said over and over. So let’s look at how that plays out… Continue reading How I Unintentionally Became A Liberal
The pursuit of happiness is one of the major foundations of America. We all are engaged in the search for what makes us happy. We spend our lives looking for it. But what if the very thing we work out entire lives to obtain could be the very thing that kills us? Continue reading Why Happiness Is Dangerous
In what has become the most difficult year of my entire life, the theme throughout this year is that I was very much alone in facing each part. No one was there for me during the hardest and darkest parts. Not because no one wanted to be, but because I felt that I needed to deal with it alone. It was during this time that I stopped being afraid of life, and started embracing a story of adventure, while becoming acquainted with the relentless survivor buried beneath all the fear and self-loathing. 2016 may have been the worst year, but 2017 will be the first year. The first year of many where I actually live. Continue reading The Lonely Pilgrimage
When we stop to consider the constants of life, we are drawn to the table. We eat multiple times a day, but for many of us, the constant was the dinner table. The place where we all come to share in the act of nourishment for our bodies, while feeding our souls with the company and conversations of our loved ones. It’s no surprise that during this time of year, this is the place we return to when we want to express our thankfulness for life, and all that is in it.
But is there more to it?
Continue reading A Seat At The Table
The title of this blog is incomplete on purpose. The full title should read “love yourself or no one will know how to love you.” People love us and often it’s never enough. It just doesn’t feel right. Maybe that’s because we don’t know how we are supposed to be loved. Maybe we’ve never known because we’ve never truly loved ourselves well. Continue reading Love Yourself Or No One Will
There are moments that compel you to stop and absorb the details. It’s like something tells you “you’re going to want to remember this moment.” I had a couple moments like that last week, and I haven’t felt the same since. Continue reading The Finality Of A Full Stop
There’s this myth, this lie, that continually gets fed to all of us. We have all been the recipient, and the one dishing it. It’s something that becomes an enormous waste of your time. Sometimes it’s through our words, sometimes with our actions. We tell those who care about us “I really want to spend time with you, I’m just really busy right now.” But at the end of the day, everyone makes time for what, or who, they care about. Continue reading It’s Time To Stop Sucking At Friendship
A while back, I wrote a post about a huge deconstruction of faith that I endured. It was a trying time. It was intense. It was emotionally, spiritually, and mentally draining for a long time. Then I just kinda stopped talking about it so much. I’ve had people ask me what happened after, and what direction I took spiritually and emotionally. So I decided to write about it. This will be a sort of update to document my journey. Continue reading Faith Reconstructed