It has been said that through meditation, you are able to calm not only your body but your mind as well. It may sound too difficult to try, however, there are ways to make meditation as simple as possible. This article for those who are hesitant to meditate because of the perception that meditation is […]
It’s not rocket science, says Ken Gray, interviewed in the field by Phlis McGregor for CBC’s Information Morning – Halifax, and aired today. It’s “A call to ban clear cuts. Ken Gray is dedicated to selective harvesting says clear cut forests are not growing back fast enough and we’re going to run out of wood […]
One year ago today, I had one of the worst days of my life. It was in the middle of the greatest summer ever down in Colorado, and I was having a very good day so far. It was a beautiful day out, and I was thoroughly enjoying working out at the zipline. The last […]
Blog re-run from 2012 when Turtle was still Turtle and I could still tell stories about her. Yes, now that I have a teenager I’m having some nostalgia about this age. Also – this post highlights the self-induced insanity of parenting. Enjoy! Here is a picture of Turtle posing on the ferry in her […]
I love a good morning routine, but it has taken me some time and experimentation to find one I wanted to stick with consistently. In the midst of this spiritual awakening I have been going through, I have developed a mindful and spiritual morning routine that I feel really helps me get my day […]
Listen, I enjoy capital “C” Cinema. But sometimes, I need a movie where characters are ripped to shreds by dangerous animals in a bout of extreme exploitation filmmaking. Veteran director Alexandre Aja is no stranger to such a desire, as he has dabbled in plenty of deranged and royally messed up films like High Tension […]
Recap: Chapter 8 of The Trials of Apollo: The Hidden Oracle was about the fight between the nosoi and Percy, Meg, and Apollo and how the fight ended. And let’s just say that this chapter ended pretty ‘peachy’ 😉 but we’ll get into that later. So chapter 7 ended with Apollo and Percy getting attacked […]
I’ve boiled down my music library to two mood playlists just for you!
It was an instant in early April that Mark saw Gina for the first time. He had been on the CTA bus and he’d seen her in front of his apartment with a moving truck and furniture all over the sidewalk. Before he’d really thought about it, before he’d even noticed she was a female, […]
Note: Dr. Singleton is a member of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, AAPS. For the next one and a half years we will have to endure the hyperbole, apocalyptic predictions, fake outrage, half-truths and frank lies of politicians. Some kind soul should take pity on us and pass out beans to put in […]
“Rejoice, childless one, who did not give birth; burst into song and shout,
you who have not been in labor! For the children of the desolate one will be more
than the children of the married woman,”
says the Lord.
This sounds like a lovely sentiment, full of hope, but the situation surrounding the commission cannot be ignored- the Lord is telling this woman (or Israel, or me, or you) to rejoice in the middle of barrenness! I know from first-hand experience, how “unnatural” and down-right contrary to everything around me and even in me it can be to rejoice in the middle of unmet hope and expectation, to find joy in the middle of sorrow, and keep hoping in devastating disappointment.
Woke up in the middle of the dark feeling anxious about don’t know what. My eyes are heavy right now and my vision blurry but there was something that I felt so deep inside me that I felt the need to write it down because in a way I felt scared, I felt afraid of […]
I was so distressed before the 2018 midterm elections that I determined to go into a neighborhood where a Democratic candidate was in a real fight for Congress and speak to voters, try to influence even a few undecided voters in a tight race. I found the race in nearby Staten Island. The Democratic candidate […]