How to overcome your fear of pain

Life isn’t about avoiding pain. It’s about knowing what’s worth living for despite the pain. To find that purpose that makes the pain irrelevant or less relevant is key to really living. Many of us get carried along in our lives without really knowing what we want in life. And, when that’s the case, we…More

Hope, felt

Hope is there even if it’s hard to see. Yes, uncertainty is everywhere and it’s certainly scary, especially these days. Yes, these times are dark and not knowing what’s around the corner is daunting. But it’s not hopeless. Just because times are despairing and darkness surrounds us, we needn’t despair. Often the light can’t be…More

This Perspective Helps You Live

Stories of death have been haunting me lately, helping me view the world, better. This week I read two posts about people I know who lost loved ones, not to the pandemic, but tragically nonetheless. One lost a young wife, and the other, a baby who was stillborn. And while my eyes pored over the…More

This is the one person we often forget to love

Speak gently and lovingly to yourself today. No matter what you did or didn’t do, don’t yell at yourself. Say something encouraging, tell yourself that it will be ok. That mistake you made isn’t you. You aren’t what you do. You’re more than that. You’re a child of God, a human being. You’re who you are. Love…More

Her naked voice will make you feel

She opened her mouth and sang, her naked voice pure and beautiful made the air ache. It was a Kurdish song with Kurdish words that I didn’t understand but I could feel itsmeaning, echoing, as it resonated through my body and pierced my soul. It was haunting— hauntingly beautiful. It wasn’t a scream; it wasn’t…More

The truth you need to know about your pain

Pain. It marks and makes us. The death of a loved one, the breaking of love, the broken promises, the promising future never realized, the realization that your body won’t stop aching…causes us great grief; but they often act as the compass of life, directing us to our true north. Who would we be without…More