Los Americanos Stole The Day of the Dead

Los Americans stole my holiday... but I'm not angry, I'm thrilled. I'm talking about "Day of the Dead," of course....more
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Brittany Maynard's Right to Die: Is It a Sin?

[Editor's Note: As of 10/302014, Brittany Maynard has delayed her plans to end her life.]I can never forget that time in college I had to write about euthanasia. What is euthanasia? The act or practice of killing someone who is very sick or injured in order to prevent any more suffering (http://www.merriam-webster.com). As I was doing my research, something about euthanasia didn't feel right....more
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In Honor of Rest: Don't Just Do Something, Sit There!

“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is a nobler art of leaving things undone.” – Lin Yutang...more
Thanks for sharing, ShantiOm.  I love that we can experience our personal zen zone in a variety ...more

Patriotism does not equal religion.

I’m proud to be Scottish. People may question that, as I have actively chosen not to live in Scotland and spent time in America and Australia however, as it stands. I love Scotland. Like most Scots, in Scotland or expats, all it takes is to hear bagpipes, Flower of Scotland, or Dougie McLeans Caledonia and my heart wells with pride; I feel emotional, I feel centuries worth of fighting, of hardships and ultimately the heart of a nation. Scotland doesn't have an official national anthem. As part of the UK, God Save The Queen is "our" anthem....more

Finding What Empowers You

Empowerment."To give power to".  Empowering yourself is to be who you are in your heart, mind, body and soul.  In essence, you are allowing yourself to be the best person you can be. You are allowing and giving the gift of love to yourself....more

The Divine Purpose of Selfishness

On the spiritual path, selfishness and selflessness are two sides of the same coin and they can sometimes intermingle....more

My Attempt To Chat With All Of My Facebook Friends.

Hello and welcome to my blog! In the past few months, I graduated from college, bonded with family members, went through a heartbreak and sort-of-not-really lost a friend, got a full-time job in my field and so much more! I wished I had wrote down this journey, but I never took the time to gather my thoughts and emotions, unfortunately. Maybe in the future I’ll think back to an event and share it with all of you....more

Recovery from Drug and Alcohol Addiction

Once beaten down by addiction, "hitting bottom", as some call it, an addict such as myself has few choices.  Use or drink again, no matter the consequences?  End up in an institution, mental or medical hospital?  Or finally, choose death?  ...more

Ecumenical Friendships


Is the Creation All An Illusion?

I have a very dear friend who is a self-described Buddhist leaf-on-the-wind. He is one of the kindest people I know and he earnestly strives to love and give without attachment or selfishness. I love him and admire him, I honor his sincerity on his spiritual path, but he does have one habit that kind of bugs me....more

When Ministry is Hard

The Hard Side of MinistryDo you ever wish your life was like someone you see in ministry? Do you think that those in ministry must have easier lives?...more

“They Tried To Bury Us…”

They tried to bury us, they didn’t know we were seeds”- Mexican proverb...more

Waiting Is Not My Favorite

I'm still waiting. Only it turns out that most if not all of the assumptions that were getting made were by me. And I ended up apologizing. Nothing like eating crow to keep you humble....more