Finding Hope in Love

In all my articles to date, I have presented my interpretation of some very abstract virtues such as hope and love; however, I would like for you to consider the fact that these virtues can be developed in very specific and concrete ways such as self-care, personal responsibility, and reading the testimonies of others who have experienced circumstances you may or may not have found yourself in.Continue reading Finding Hope in Love

Virtues in Recovery

As an individual who has suffered a considerable amount of emotional trauma in my adolescent years (typically an emotionally volatile period of life), I have found this goodness and love—the most fundamental virtue of my relationship with my creator—in the early years of my childhood, which has paved the way for my personal recovery through mental illness and has revealed abundant avenues for immense personal growth.Continue reading Virtues in Recovery

an artist's impression of Pele'

Pele’, the Voice of My Thoughts

Since I could attribute the thoughts as coming from outside my centered self, I could choose to do something different than lie there and entertain them. I could write about them. And quickly the thoughts ceased. What was left was thinking about the thoughts. It led to something quite a bit more productive than getting down on myself or falling into despair.Continue reading Pele’, the Voice of My Thoughts