Many people don't realize the affect our other bodies (emotional, spiritual, mental) have on our physical body. When you are feeling happy, your body has more energy; your mood shifts and you are more receptive to external stimuli. You brain releases serotonin, cortisol and other hormones that assist in regulating bodily functions. This helps you… Continue reading Negative Emotions and the Physical Response
We’re told in order to be beautiful, we must first be thin. So we swallow a tapeworm to devour what’s within. We’re told in order to be beautiful, we must lighten my skin, telling us we’re not perfect with the skin we’re born in. We’re told in order to be beautiful, we must straighten our… Continue reading Beauty
Today, in the US, we celebrate our independence. July 4, 1776 marks the day that the original 13 colonies declared themselves an independent nation, separate from England. This year it's especially difficult for me to celebrate because of the condition of this country. I feel some level of shame for the things right outside my… Continue reading History on repeat
I went to church with my mom today. Her church is different from the one I attend but familiar because it is the church I grew up in. There is a portion of service where people can give a testimony of how a weary situation has been resolved; a monologue to attest to God's love.… Continue reading My Testimony
Picture this. Sunday, New Years Eve. I wake up surprised to find that my sinus headache was gone but I find myself laying in bed, enjoying the feeling of relaxation. At the last minute, I decide that I am going to get myself and the kids ready and head to church. It has been extremely… Continue reading What my water damage has taught me
Forgiveness... is more than saying sorry... Forgiveness is about giving yourself peace and letting go of past hurts. I attended a church service where the message was about forgiveness. The point of this message was to say when you don't forgive someone who has wronged you, you stand in the way of God taking care… Continue reading Forgiveness.