“Ophelia Awakes”

Ophelia-- Trusting, loving, hoping--she, Moved as a pawn In others' games, Manipulated, scorned Herself unseen, Sundered from herself, Sinks down Into the Lethean Stream. But I have seen That same Ophelia Stir, grow restless, Called by something. What could it be? She begins to dream She is Love Herself. She holds a sceptre. She is … Continue reading “Ophelia Awakes”

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The Worst Beauty Advice: A.K.A. My Undercover Work in the Secret Beauty Society

I have recently obtained top-secret evidence suggesting that there is a Secret Beauty Society trying to control us, especially women, and make us perpetually miserable and afraid. Motivated by justice and a desire to liberate the masses, I recently went undercover and was able to infiltrate the inner sanctum of this Secret Beauty Society, obtaining … Continue reading The Worst Beauty Advice: A.K.A. My Undercover Work in the Secret Beauty Society

Six Things You Can Do When You Feel Sad on Valentine’s Day or Need More Love

If you are feeling sad on Valentine’s Day, this post is for you. We feel sad on Valentine’s Day for lots of reasons. Sometimes we are sad because we are not in a relationship, and we really wish we were in one. Sometimes we are sad because we have lost love, either through death or … Continue reading Six Things You Can Do When You Feel Sad on Valentine’s Day or Need More Love

What I Learned from Dennis and Snakes

You might not know it to look at me now, but I used to be pretty good at catching snakes.  I've become a bit too tame and indoorsy in recent years.  When I was in elementary school, I went to my favorite camp in the world, Camp Tilikum, every summer.  I loved Tilikum for a lot of … Continue reading What I Learned from Dennis and Snakes

Connecting With Love Through Trust and Surrender: Step Five: Seven Steps to Love (Recovering from Self-Hate).

Step #5: I asked Love to show me how to connect with it and rest in it through trust and surrender. One of the most painful feelings we have is that we are alone and that it is all up to us. We often believe that we have to figure out everything on our own. … Continue reading Connecting With Love Through Trust and Surrender: Step Five: Seven Steps to Love (Recovering from Self-Hate).

A Brief Guide to the Difference Between Self-Love and Selfishness

There is an increasing cultural emphasis on the importance of self-love and self-care. Sometimes the emphasis on self-love may worry us because self-love sounds a bit like selfishness, and we know selfishness is not a good thing. Selfishness is definitely a bad and destructive character trait to have, but I think authentic self-love  is healing … Continue reading A Brief Guide to the Difference Between Self-Love and Selfishness

“I’m Just Telling It Like It Is”: I Do Not Think That Phrase Means What You Think It Means

Imagine, if you will, that someone walks up to you and says, "4+4=8. I'm just telling it like it is." Or, "Frankfort is the capital of Kentucky. I'm just telling it like it is." Or, "George Washington was our first President. I'm just telling it like it is." People do not use the phrase "I'm … Continue reading “I’m Just Telling It Like It Is”: I Do Not Think That Phrase Means What You Think It Means