Imagination Games to Neutralize Anxiety, Anger, and Self-Pity

My brain is not a quiet and docile place. If yours is, that is absolutely wonderful! You probably don’t need to read any further. This blogpost will serve as an invitation to calming down the mind using various imagination-based meditations – each is appropriate for a different kind of chaos or noise that is preventing…

Spiritual Discipline and the Life-Changing Magic of Podcasts

At some point in my younger life I remember coming to a crisis of faith when I realized how much hard work it took to maintain a sense of spiritual discipline, personal alignment, and connectedness to God. It was not the kind of thing that I could sign up for a membership to and then become…

Poetry is Better Than Strategy in the A.M.

730am. Zack is up and about the house. 830am. Zack is off to law school. 930am. I have to log into my work laptop from my home office. That leaves two large hours between the time I am first roused and the time I need to be doing something. Two hours during which I have no…

I Just Want to Pin Recipes and Never Enter the Kitchen

Tonight, I am draped over the couch I inherited from a group house long ago, and I have spent the last hour and a half looking at TV clips and movie trailers and new content added to Netflix I will never watch, and scanning images on Pinterest for recipes I will never cook and DIY crafts I will never make. I’ve…