Good Friday is such a dark day.

We mourn. We grieve. We are struck by the intensity of what Jesus went through: Sweating blood in the garden, betrayed by a friend, abandoned by his crew, arrested, falsely accused, convicted of terrorism and heresy, sentenced to death, beaten, tortured, a lamb led to the slaughter, a man murdered by the government and his colleagues: Jesus was nailed to a Roman cross and slowly suffocated in front of his followers and haters alike. Good Friday was a dark day. But perhaps that’s the point. Darkness gets a bad rap. We fear it. We leave the light on all night long to avoid the shadows, to deny the dark its sinister power. But we forget that a newborn in the womb knows nothing but darkness, and

Social Media: The Problem with the 'Social' Part.

My boyfriend sent me a thread from Science Mike (@mikemchargue) on Twitter last night and it was such a great thread that I thought I'd share it with all of you. It addresses the irony of social media and the real effects it has on each person. What was created to be a tool of global communication slowly began to branch off into avenues of distorted views of self, relationships, friendships, 'goals', and more. How did we get here? How did something so simple turn into something so potentially damaging? Read Science Mike's thread below and let me know your thoughts. ---- " Research is increasingly clear that social media has more negative consequences for most people's mental health that posi

'Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable'- Luvvie Ajayi

Everyone has a friend who speaks exactly what’s on their mind. We watch in awe as they release their thoughts (and ours) so effortlessly that it seems like a sixth sense, professing the things we wouldn’t dare utter without reservation. Contrary to popular belief, this carefree lifestyle isn’t as joyous as it seems. Recently, I’d gotten to a point where I questioned if being assertive was beneficial. Rocking the boat caused people to view me differently and brought opposition from coworkers, family and friends. In the midst of my turmoil, I was reminded of Luvvie Ajayi’s TED talk, “Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable.” Author, speaker and activist, Luvvie Ajayi deems herself a “profes

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