A Reawakening of the Heart: How I Found Joy Within the Depths of Grief

A Reawakening of the Heart: How I Found Joy Within the Depths of Grief

I would say I went through my first heart awakening (or perhaps manic/hypo-manic episode - still not sure) when I was fifteen years old. One day, I woke up and my heart was as wide open as the sky. I felt connected to everything around me. I was seeing life through the eyes of love [...]

The Holy Relationship Between Creativity and the Shadow

The Holy Relationship Between Creativity and the Shadow

A prevalent aspect of Christian and New Age thinking is that we must only consume or attach ourselves to that which nourishes us - this practice and concept extends to every area of life such as which people you associate yourself with, the food you eat, your personal belief systems which can either be empowering [...]

Sansa Stark, Little Birds and My Personal Path towards Redemption

Sansa Stark, Little Birds and My Personal Path towards Redemption

*WARNING (PLEASE READ THIS FIRST): This article dives into topics relative to my own personal experience with depression, anxiety and using them as a source of comfort. I do not want to invalidate anyone's experience with mental illness or put forward the notion that everyone uses their problems with mental health in this manner. If [...]

The Workaholic’s Greatest Fear as Faith

The Workaholic’s Greatest Fear as Faith

I am not under any illusion that simply thinking positively and visualizing an abundant, joy-filled future are the only ingredients towards success. Work is needed. Inspired action is even better although not always practical. Furthermore, spiritual bypassing, I think many of us can agree, is a recipe for escapism, dogmatism and utter disaster in our [...]

Please step aside, I’m not your Manic Pixie Dream Girl

Please step aside, I’m not your Manic Pixie Dream Girl

So maybe I'm a bit late to the party, but I've recently become obsessed with the Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope and its negative affect on the way men perceive women and women perceive themselves. The more I learnt about it the more angry I became but as this anger slowly faded away; the realisation [...]