This winter, I am consciously and intentionally trying to do less.
Use RSS Feeds
I want to convince you to try using an RSS feed reader.
Little Resurrections: A Celebration of the Earth
As we exist in the space of the Resurrection, how can we notice small revivals in our every day surroundings?
Simple Living Recreation Tactics
Part of being human is balancing work, leisure, and recreation. For many of us, balancing all of it can be a real challenge.
Impressions from a Summer Outdoors
Spending time outside reminds me of my human-ness and has become essential to my life as much as the water and food that sustain me. I think a lot of us want and deserve a life more intertwined with our natural environment.
Digging Deeper into Social Media
Maybe we’re just living in a world full of limited options for community. Maybe behind our “obsession” with social media is really just an “obsession” with the human community.
Becoming an Artist, Again
My experiment in regaining a sense of curiosity, creativity, and playfulness not just in the times I set aside to indulge my wannabe artist but, in my life overall.
Breaking Up With My Phone: Part III
Many of us feel a lack of self-control around technology and have strong desires to develop healthier relationships with our devices. Luckily, there are dozens of authors, commentators, and individuals who are helping us envision radical new ways of living lives independent of technology, and intentionally with technology.
Breaking Up With My Phone: Part II
Reflections on a 30-day social media “fast.”
But What About Right Now
After hearing about a peer’s commitment to the present moment, I have realized that I too default to sharing about experiences with a clear distinction of “then” versus “now.” I am taking her words as an invitation to practice honesty and truth-telling in the present instead of waiting three months to write you a post about insights on my current experience.
Cooking Up Community
Three lessons, three questions, and one recipe: reflections on cooking, community, and care.
I Devoted A Year to Trying All Natural Deodorants
About a year ago, in attempts to live simply, safely, and ethically, I decided to switch to all-natural deodorants. Here’s what I came up with.
Breaking Up With My iPhone
Is it possible, in the age of smartphones, to have healthy relationships with technology? How has excessive phone use affected our mental health?
A Case for Letter Writing in the Digital Age
Writing letters became a ritual for slowing down, being intentional with my words, and inviting others into my experience.
Crip Time, Care Time, & L’Arche Time
I recently read Sarah E. Stevens’ essay “Care Time” in Disability Studies Quarterly, in which she reflects on how her experiences as a care partner affect her relationship to time. Stevens’ essay got me thinking about the two years I spent as a live-in assistant at L’Arche Heartland. Stevens’ description of care time strongly resonated with my experiences as a L’Arche assistant, but I also noticed some interesting points of divergence between care time and “L’Arche time.”