With the hustle and bustle of every day life, it’s hard to focus on the task in front of you without letting your to-do list invade your mind. Although our hectic lives hardly leave time for peace and quiet, a few moments of serenity can help clear your mind in order to take on the day. I first learned the importance of finding peace before taking on a task through an acting class. Before class … [Read more...] about Finding Serenity Amidst the Stress of the Day
Archives for March 2013
Long-distance traveling by vehicle became an extremely popular form of transportation in the U.S. in the fifties, and continued into the early sixties. Today, the new technology, better cars, and modern development of major interstates have facilitated road trips in ways the road-travelers before us couldn’t enjoy. Yet even with all the improvements, there are still some downsides to road trips, … [Read more...] about Pros and Cons of Long-Distance Road Trips
There is knowledge and there are lessons to be learned from every religion, even if you are not a practicing member or follower. From Hinduism, we learn about chakras, or energy nodes in the human body. There are seven chakras, each with a specific purpose and location along the base of the spine to the top of the head. The chakras are thought to be associated with emotional and physical aspects … [Read more...] about Hinduism 101
There are many questions in our universe that are left unanswered, and there are images tucked away in the cosmos still yet to be seen. Humans live their lives only knowing some of the ways of the world, and at other times they may not even know their own selves. According to some estimates, there are roughly 4,200 religions in the world each offering a solution to the great mysteries of the … [Read more...] about Women Through the Eyes of Religion
For the first time in over 600 years, a Pope has chosen to step down and resign from leadership of the Catholic Church. Yesterday, Pope Benedict XVI spent his last day as a leader, greeting and thanking thousands of parishioners at what would be his final appearance as Pope, just before giving his farewell speech at the Vatican. He had announced his resignation two weeks prior. The former Pope … [Read more...] about Pope Resigns; Now What?
I have only been in Colorado for three days, but I feel like I have already learned so much about myself. The first day I took skiing lessons I was the worst one in the class. During our lunch break I walked back slowly and painfully to the hotel and cried. I was frustrated and discouraged. Everyone around me was progressing and getting ready for the ski lifts while I was still just trying to move … [Read more...] about How My Trip to Colorado Taught Me to Deal with Discouragement