Two in five Americans report that they sometimes or always feel their social relationships are not meaningful, and one in five say they feel lonely or socially isolated. As I counsel more and more people, the number one issue people talk to me about is chronic loneliness. In fact, I too have experienced chronic loneliness.
(This is my best understanding of a real life event.)
Late Monday evening, I opened my Facebook to see that my father had posted a photo of a few cows grazing our field beyond the grapevines.
But our family does not own any cows.
My favorite color to surround myself with is…gray?
I’ve always found that a tad strange though. Like pink is neat, blue is pleasant, but gray feels…peaceful? Unassuming? Sophisticated? Continue reading “On The Color Gray”
When it comes to labels, I simultaneously like them and dislike them. How are they limiting and tiring at times, but on the other hand, mere descriptors of my physical and mental limits? I have to think about why I like or dislike calling myself something and why.
In the first grade, I created the Planet Club. I couldn’t tell you all of the details now that a good twenty years or so have passed, but slivers of memories remain. I invited my best friends first, then most of the class ended up joining.
Every day, we would meet at recess to discuss the sciences, but we were no older than 6 or 7, so our understanding was…not very deep. Half of the time we were probably extremely incorrect. We had barely studied gravity by this point.
I printed pictures of each planet and studied them every day. I brought information from the books in our elementary school library to devour over my chocolate milk and cheese pizza. Continue reading “For I Only Wanted To See”
“If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, you must be the one to write it.” – Toni Morrison
There are few things more lovely in this life than witnessing the life story of another person. Every single person has a unique story to tell. I wanted to share a few books that touched my heart and changed how I understood the world around me forever.