mental health & wellness, spiritual

“who leads me into life”

It was the day after Ash Wednesday, and I still didn't know what to give up for Lent. I sat down with a spiritual director and, as I answered her initial inquiry of "How is it with your soul?" (or something equally lovely and tender), a list of stressors started spilling forth from my mouth:… Continue reading “who leads me into life”

church, Scripture, spiritual

How to Decide What to Give Up for Lent

Confession: I just Googled "what to give up for Lent." The almighty Google offered links to some decent advice, for instance in this blog by a Catholic youth ministry and even in this BuzzFeed quiz (go ahead, give it a shot). But here's the thing I have to remind myself about the almighty Google: it's… Continue reading How to Decide What to Give Up for Lent

cultural issues, spiritual, stories

Unfood

*class assignment to write 2 pages titled "unfood"When my writing professor changed the topic of our latest assignment from “On Loss” to “On Food” (“except, by the way, you should call your piece ‘unfood’”), I felt confused at first. “Unfood” isn’t even a word, I thought.But, as I thought, I realized: experiencing loss and not… Continue reading Unfood