When I was ten years old, I decided I would no longer eat pork. Partly brought on by the appreciation for the animal itself, I realized that I’d never much liked pork to begin with. Rather than say to people something like, “Well, I hate pork chops, but sometimes I end up eating sausage when […]
When I first arrived in Liverpool, I had very little money and nowhere to stay. I managed to get the last available bed in the mixed dorm of a hostel that was crowded, dark and not completely tidy, but it had an atmosphere that made me and everyone else feel right at home. Within days, […]
Lately, with what has been going on with current events here in the United States, I will admit that I have been grappling with my ambivalence with the religious faith I was raised in – Catholicism – more than usual. I have been one of those people who has always questioned things, who has always […]
At one point a few months ago while I was writing a post about yoga, my fiancÃ© said, “Oh, I didn’t know you were interested in the spiritual aspect of yoga, too.” It kind of took me by surprise, because I’m pretty sure I was writing about the benefits of opening different parts of your […]
Regardless of what sobriety program you choose, eventually you’re going to run into mention of a Higher Power, or the need for spiritual experiences and spiritual growth. For those of us who have a little bit of a bad taste in our mouth from religious experiences, the emphasis on spirituality in sobriety can be daunting.
I admit it: I love New Agey things. Whenever I visit a library or bookstore, that’s always one of the first places I visit. The New Age section is filled with delights abounding for me. I could get lost in the bizarre world of the New Age section for days.
I see this move that my boyfriend and I are making as a fresh start. I don’t know why since nothing is changing besides our apartment. But I really want to take the opportunity of the change of environment to try to change some bad habits and negative, destructive thoughts and patterns. Maybe that is […]