Writing as Therapy

One of my gifts is my ability to feel what other people feel. I know that empathy is not unique among compassionate people, especially in the medical field. But I do believe the level at which I empathize is uncommon. When I say this, I don’t mean it in an arrogant way, and I don’t […]

Becoming Enough vs. Being Beloved

Today I woke up feeling disappointed in myself. I was angry with myself eating a cupcake last night. If I hadn’t eaten anything “bad” I might have woken up angry with myself for having a glass of wine, or not being a good enough wife, or not studying enough during my free time, or watching […]

object unseen

“In hope we are saved, yet hope is not hope if its object is seen.” Romans 8:24 I was reading part of a Richard Rohr book tonight (Things Hidden: Scripture as Spirituality), and I came upon this verse, written by Paul. I do not know if God points out His Words to us when we […]

Procrastinating the Right Now

I used to think that I was one of the world’s best at not procrastinating. When I was in grade school, I did my homework in class before leaving school. When I make a mess, I clean as I go, so there is rarely ever a mess. Even today, I prefer to get all of […]

A Journey of Healing

I recently began a new and important journey. It is a long-awaited journey of healing. I am choosing to share this because I am proud of the changes I am making and because I believe my struggle is one that is shared by many. As the Parable of the Servant in the Gospel of Luke […]

Our Greatest Power

This morning I felt sorry for myself. It started late last night, when I impulsively ate a few too many spoonfuls of Nutella. At 6 AM this morning, I hit the snooze button, so I couldn’t get in a morning workout. I went to school feeling somewhat oversaturated. Then, I got to class and had to sit […]

The Alabaster Woman

When life gets busy, the first thing I let go of is writing. It seems silly, since I know just how much writing means to me, just how much it fuels me and pulls me out of my head and into experience the here and now. The next thing I let go if my spiritual […]