Grad School · My Creative Writing · Personal · Religious

Beyond What I Can See

Thoughts on my graduation and big upcoming moves, both in prose and poetry.

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Personal · Recovery · Religious

The Long-term​ Effects of My Visit to a Monastic Community

Reflections on how my week of intentional community, worship, silence, and going off the grid at Taizé changed me for good.

Book Recommendations · Chronic Illness · Grad School · Mental Health · Personal · Recovery · Religious · Short-term/Acute Illness

Fighting for the Present in the Middle of the Past and Future

We must integrate the reminders “memento mori” and “memento vivere” in order for us to stay present in “ordinary time.”

Chronic Illness · Chronic Pain · Grad School · Mental Health · My Creative Writing · Personal · Recovery · Religious

25 Intangibles I Want to Give Myself for My 25th Birthday

What I’ve hoped for and will continue to hope for this year are gifts to myself that are more far important than things.