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coping skills health

Meditation to Clear Clutter in your mind

I’m not an expert meditation and I’m not a regular practitioner of meditation.  But this meditation works for me because it is only 7 minutes long, it uses imagery of organizing a desk to declutter your mind (which works for me because I’m usually sitting AT MY DESK!), and guides you to organize or cut […]

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academic PhD Life philosophy

Shout out to – Philosophize This!

Discovered podcasts by Stephen West on Philosophize This!  He has a 5 part series on Gilles Deleuze and it is excellent!  His explanation is clear, easy to understand, and he argues for the relevance and significance of Deleuze’s ideas. So so good! Deleuze’s concepts – shift of focus from being to becoming, affirming existence in […]

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faith

This Instagram post!

I was inspired by this post: http://www.instagram.com/p/BybO-FwhbdJ/ by @heysarahcarter to write this comment… “Your commitment to show up to create space for the broken And bruised hearted – this speaks to my spirit. Because the broken and bruised hearts, where can we call home?”

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christianity faith god prayer

Benediction by Nadia Bolz-Weber, at the funeral of Rachel Held Evans

I preached today about how to live the life of Christians, here and now, even as we pray, Come, Lord Jesus. During the sermon, I read the benediction by Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber, which was read at the funeral of Rachel Held Evans.  I read the benediction during the sermon as an example of the kind […]

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health weight loss

No more binge eating! – thoughts on restricted diets

This article, Restrictive Dieting May Shorten Your Life, So That’s Bad News for Keto Dieters, talks about how restricted diets and how it’s not good for your health, including keto diet and other high-fat, low-carb diets like paleo, atkins, Dukan and Whole30. So I wonder what they would say about vegetarians and vegans who choose to […]