Grad School · Personal

Understanding is My Middle Name

As I prepare to graduate from seminary in a few months, I want to celebrate my origins.

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Chronic Illness · Chronic Pain · Mayo Clinic · Mental Health · Personal · Recovery

What I Almost Named My Blog Five Years Ago

How did I end up with “Illness to Wellness”? Others believed in me – and now I do, too. The name I almost used doesn’t make sense anymore.

Mental Health · My Creative Writing · Personal · Recovery · Religious · Social Justice

Sexual Violence is a Personal, Public, and Political Health Issue. We Need to Believe Survivors.

Believe and support the survivors in your life. Be gentle with yourself if you are a survivor. This is a hard time.

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.”

Mental Health · Personal · Recovery

Letting Go of Shame During Seasons of Feeling Like You Take More than You Give in Relationships

Let yourself be loved, dear ones; real friendships don’t have a scale. Here are some tips about letting go of that fear.