Mindfulness, Personal Growth

A messy life is a beautiful life

Hi there!   For quite some time, I’ve done extensive research on how to put my life together. My life has always been quite scattered, my attention darting from one task to the next, the path before me never a straight line but a zig-zagging loop that descends into the deep unknown. While I always knew I wanted to be…

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Mindfulness

The importance of silence

Hi there! This past weekend, Jared and I stayed in a tiny home in the woods for two nights. It was a cozy, cabin-like place, tucked away in the trees. The air was so still, so quiet, and so dense with life and nourishment. During the day, squirrels would prance along the branches of the towering trees, their leaves swaying…

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Mindfulness, Mindset

Tuning into our emotions to connect with ourselves

Hi there!   I’m not sure about you, but I have a tendency to overthink things. I recently finished up the book Turtles all the way Down by John Green, and the main character, Aza, experienced thought spirals, a tornado narrowing in on itself indefinitely. While what I experience is not so dramatic, I easily related to that description. Sometimes,…

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Guest Post/Interviews

Transforming a hobby into a business with dungeon master & podcaster, James Loftis

James Loftis, full-time college student and dungeon master of the podcast Arcane Etc., found his love for the role-playing game, Dungeons and Dragons (D&D), his junior year of high school. Ever since he tried it out with a group of theatre friends, he’s been hooked. “I love how the game guides storytelling and teaches you about narrative, tension, and character,”…

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Mindset

15 ways to be a happier human

Hi there! The other day, someone asked me, “How do you stay so positive and happy?”   With this question in mind, I spent the next two weeks trying to answer it. How was I so positive and happy? Or, how did I come across as so? Over the years, I’ve come to understand that happiness, like everything else, is…

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Personal Growth

5 ways to stop spreading yourself thin

Hi there!   I like to look at creativity and passion as a deep, vast ocean beneath the surface of each and every one of us. At the top of this ocean sits a thin layer of ice, evenly spread, and easily breakable, and this is our outward image that others see. With stress, excessive activities and responsibilities, and lack…

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Mindset

A simple way to stop overthinking and accept what is

Hi there!   Over the past few days, there have been a few instances where I’ve fallen into my mind’s favorite past-time hobby: overthinking. When faced with an issue, I have always had a tendency of letting the thoughts and feelings circle my mind, and eventually, if I’m not careful, build up into something bigger than the actual issue.  …

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