We sat there, drinking tea and talking for about two hours straight. The actual content of what we talked about escapes me now, but I’m sure we talked about books and dreams and travel and a host of other things we love talking about. We talked until I completely lost track of time [which is… Continue reading Immerse Yourself So Deeply You Forget About Your Phone
On my most recent summer vacation, I read a book that completely revolutionized my thinking. Books like these are not too common, and when they happen, I feel like I want to re-read them immediately to soak in everything I might have missed the first time. Indeed, I felt like I had been thirsting for… Continue reading Radically Ordinary Hospitality
In the 21st-century, you might think it strange that a younger person like me might long for a seemingly useless pastime like letter-writing. After all, we have instant access to one another through email, texts, video chats, and dozens of social media sites. Why would we want to waste our time sitting down to write… Continue reading The Lost Art of Letter-Writing
I want to be the kind of person who makes others feel safe. Who brings calm and peace with her wherever she goes. I want to be the kind of person who has the confidence to enjoy being herself and not care what others think of her. I want to be the kind of person… Continue reading I Want to be the Kind of Person Who …
I’m a bit of an overplanner, you might say. When I was twelve, I had my entire adult life planned with children’s names and birthdates picked out and carefully written down in neat lists. I’m also the kind of person who plans her meals out a week or two at a time, plans every day’s… Continue reading This Gift for This Day
To say we live in an age of entertainment overload is an understatement. Never before have we had so many options to keep ourselves entertained as in the current digital age. Bored when we’re standing in line? Watch an amusing dog video on Facebook. Bored while cooking dinner or getting ready for the day? Put… Continue reading When Entertainment Starts to Blur the Edges of Reality
If you know me, you know that I have vivid dreams (the night-time kind, although I suppose I also have vivid day-time dreams, too). I have forced my roommates, family members, and students many times over to hear the ridiculous stories of my far-fetched dreams, laughing over the way things get twisted up in my… Continue reading Is It Possible for Dreams to Have Meaning?