I had an amazing conversation with a graduate student this past week who wanted to interview me for her class on gender, sexuality and religion. We discussed a multitude of topics but her final question provoked a passionate response within me that I wanted to share with the rest of you.
A reader emailed me a couple of weeks ago with a question about one of my posts. It was such a great question that I wanted to dedicate an entire post to it.
This week, we have a special guest post by Sara Bailey of TheWidow.net. Sara has a heartbreaking yet empowering story of unexpectedly losing her husband at the age of 40. Left to parent two children alone, she had to figure out how to put her life back together and mend her family’s broken hearts.
Here’s what I’ve been thinking a lot about as we embark on this new year: the compounding effect.
Many of us have heard about this in regards to our finances, I’m sure. We put a sum of money into a savings or investment account and it grows exponentially over time.
I write this on the eve of Christmas. Some of you may not celebrate Christmas. I value and affirm the different spiritual paths we choose to take. My faith tradition is Christian and at our Christmas Eve service tonight, I was stunned by how this old message I’ve heard hundreds of times could touch me so once again.
I was recently at a tense meeting where two of the people have a history of offending one another. As so often happens in these situations, one of those people said a comment, which the other person misinterpreted.
I have experienced my share of strong emotions throughout my life ranging from delirious elation to down-in-the-dumps misery. For a long time, I would get swept up in my emotions and I truly believed there was no other way to deal with them than to express them.