The 30’s Are the Foundation to a New Beginning, Not the End of Life

By: Karina Velasco, Her 30's Guest BloggerTen years ago I was 35 and at the most I possibly looked 25. Yet I was certain my life was on a spiral to its end, the end of my being relevant anymore....more

Don't Think Green OR the Secret to Immortality

Don't think green.Did it work? Or did your mind immediately flash on the color green even though you specifically told it not to?...more

First Nations Culture and Why It Still Matters

I have been asked "Why is First Nations culture is still relevant in modern society?" ...more

Why is My Kid Singing About a Dreidel and Seven Other Things You Wanted to Know About Chanukah But Were Afraid to Try and Spell

It happens that several people I know over the internet have expressed an interest in learning more about Chanukah.  There's a LOT to know out there, and I certainly don't claim to know much.  But here's a little bit about a little bit of it! ...more

Why is My Kid Singing About a Dreidel and Seven Other Things You Wanted to Know About Chanukah But Were Afraid to Try and Spell

It happens that several people I know over the internet have expressed an interest in learning more about Chanukah.  There's a LOT to know out there, and I certainly don't claim to know much.  But here's a little bit about a little bit of it! ...more

Teach Me How to Soultiply, Teach Me, Teach Me How to Soultiply...

Do you remember reading the book Frindle in Elementary School? Besides the fact that my 10 year-old-self was proud of reading a chapter book, I fell in love with this story.It was about a boy who came up with a new word for “pen”, and he managed to convince a bunch of people to start using his new word instead. As a young writing nerd, I thought that this idea was just the coolest thing ever.And as I’ve grown older, I’m continually fascinated by words and their meaning....more

As I See It

I am amazed and bewildered at how we humans have turned into the "animals" we have become. It is said we are at the top of the food chain. Really?!?!?! How are we classified as top of the food chain? We kill each other, we abuse the planet by littering and we use up all our natural resources. Now before all you hunters have a fit, I am not talking about killing for food. I do have an issue with killing for sport, if you kill it I hope you are doing it to provide for your family. I am just making a point here, yes, I love technology, I am guilty as anyone....more

Stress Reduction - God's Secret Weapon

I recently taught a 6 week meditation class for stress reduction. I work at a fairly conservative small college and this past quarter the focus of the staff Wellness program has been on reducing stress for health benefits....more

Ramblings While Waiting

I may have mentioned once or twice that I am not a fan of all the waiting. Oh, sure, I stand in line without complaining, and I don't get road rage in heavy traffic, but the long-term waiting is an area where I can surely use some improvement. Maybe that's why I get to do it so often - God knows this is an area of weakness for me and he's taking me as fast as I will go to where He wants me to be. Hopefully I am getting better and someday I will not have to practice as much....more