As a student who is often sitting at her desk or on transit, I’m not exactly flexible. Even reaching my toes is a feat (or feet – ha, you catch the pun?). My back is worse for wear from carrying a heavy backpack, and my only weights were my laptop and notebooks. One thing was… Read More Starting gymnastics as a non-athletic person.
There’s such a big push towards taking care of one’s mental health – and that is great. I mean it. I’m not in any way diminishing how great that is. But recently I’ve been realizing how important taking care of my skin and body is. As someone with rosacea, I’ve struggled with feeling comfortable in my… Read More Taking care of yourself: Skin deep.
People in general long for companionship and love. Companies capitalize on this with their advertisements – buy these clothes to be liked, buy this perfume/cologne to grab someone’s attention, eat this food and you’ll be admired. On a deeper level, we’re conditioned to believe that unless we follow the party line, we won’t be loved… Read More You don’t need to be liked.
If you’re a student, taking up a new hobby once the summer starts may seem like a great idea. You’re likely not quite as busy, and as the temperature increases, so does your itch for change. For me, this resulted in taking up a gymnastics class, starting a blog, trying to do a writing exercise… Read More Don’t rely on inspiration: Be consistent.
At the end of May, I was running a weekend-long Young Adults Retreat in the pines for Christians 18-30 years old. Between icebreakers and eating s’mores around a campfire, the lot of us attended workshops of our choice. One of the workshops I had arranged was about Mental Health and how to function, and this… Read More You don’t have to function at 100%: Let’s Look At Jesus
Now that classes have finished, papers are graded, and I have a little more time on my hands, I decided to get out of my study chair. My muscles have become as stiff as a plank of wood. So since I get winded when I run up an extra long flight of stairs, my joints crack […]
Birds sing their hearts out, rain pours from the sky, students buckle and groan under their textbook-laden backpacks, embarking on their last stretch of final exams. Spring has arrived. And with spring, has come Lent. For those who don’t partake of Lent, don’t know what it is, or don’t understand it: Lent is the six-week […]
Beginning to write is not like riding a bike. That is, starting up again isn’t always easy, and it’s filled with stumbling efforts. This isn’t my real beginning, either. I’ve had the fortune of writing with pen and paper in journals since I was little, and then eventually switching back and forth between paper and… Read More A recycled beginning.