Getting Started: Where Do I Begin?

My first instinct when I don’t know how to do something, or when I want to learn about something, is to find a book to read. But this is something I won’t learn from simply reading a book. [Read more...]

New LIFE Resolutions?

Typically I don’t bother making New Year’s Resolutions. This year, I’m trying something a little different… [Read more...]

My Challenge and My Failure: What I Learned from My Fast

Why I broke my fast early, and what I learned from the experience. [Read more...]

Reflections After Day 1 of My Ramadan Fast

Overall, day one of my fasting project was far easier than I thought it would be. Here’s a run-down of my day. [Read more...]

In Preparation of the Ramadan Fast

I will begin participating in the Ramadan fast alongside my Muslim friends here at Patheos for one week, starting tomorrow. [Read more...]

Recognizing Your Happily Ever After

I’d like to touch on a couple things specifically about my own story that I believe I am not the only woman to have struggled with. Then, I want to talk about recognizing a fairy tale when it’s staring you in the face. [Read more...]

A Modern-Day Fairy Tale

This modern-day fairy tale has many elements of a traditional fairy tale, including the struggles the protagonist must overcome before the happy ending. However, it doesn’t end at the happy ending; the happy ending is only the beginning. [Read more...]

How to Avoid Being “That Guy”

Stop thinking from a political perspective, a religious perspective, or a traditional perspective, and start thinking from a human perspective. We all have to live here together, and it tends to go better for everyone if we can start to truly understand the “other guy’s” view. [Read more...]

The World of Needles and Giant Hickeys

I had my first acupuncture appointment last Wednesday, and I left with spots on my back that, as the acupuncturist said, would look like I’ve been hugged by an octopus. I must say she was right. [Read more...]

Beginning a New Journey

I am fed up. Our healthcare system in this country is absolutely terrible. In the last week, I’ve seen one doctor who told me he couldn’t do anything for me except cut into my sinuses again or refer me to a neurologist (who would likely prescribe a daily pain medication), I called another doctor who [Read More...]