trade in your flip flops

June 1st. The 22nd Thursday of two thousand seventeen. A day I’m spending in the office, surrounded by blue wall dividers and white sheets with scripture and quotes framing my peripheral vision. Five months ago I was celebrating a brand new year, the completion of my first college semester and the soon-to-be second semester. I …

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God Is (a story of condesa and twins.)

A serene coffee shop in the middle of downtown Atlanta. Perfect weather: sun shining into floor-length windows. Hot Chocolate. The best I've ever had. And most importantly, conversations with Dani. Dani is my sister. Not biologically. Not my long lost twin. This isn't "The Parent Trap". But I wish it was. Dani is my spiritual …

dole out praise

When managers delegate tasks, what is more effective? Yelling and screaming, or praise for past work and tips on how to improve? The latter has been proven to be more successful in almost every instance. It's the same way with people in non-work settings. Small utterances of praise not only brighten our day, they give …

thoughts for your friday

Happy Friday! My English 226 teacher asked us a difficult question yesterday. We're discussing the puritan worldview, and how the New World was seen subjectively by each new group of religious settlements, and he casually mentioned: Nowadays we have everything. We're living longer and have more and are better taken care of, and yet we don't …