Chapter 24: Holistic Development

Once upon a time, my younger self watched a video of Oprah Winfrey interviewing some accomplished woman, inquiring about what the young woman felt she felt she had arrived in life. If memory serves me right, Oprah then added that she herself felt she had arrived at the age of 23.

Having now experienced 23 years myself, I must confess there was a time I willed myself into arrival, but alas, after a hard long look at my year and myself, the most I can say for myself is that I am still learning.

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Religion, Spirituality, and Mental Health: What losing religion feels like

I remember telling my Christian auntie before the beginning of my Freshman year that I would be majoring in Philosophy to which she responded, “Be careful. Most people who go and major in that thing come out not believing that God exists.” So maybe this is that post, maybe not. I cannot say with a sound conscious that I do not believe a God exists (if pressed for details I will explain that I am agnostic in the sense that I do believe there is a God, but I am not sure that we can truly know all things about the nature of God). But I must say this, I do view religion as an institution and I do not believe that this institution is necessary in order for one to get in touch with their spirituality.

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