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I Want to Live Slow on the Inside

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Was it just one week ago? It feels much longer. I can still hear the Pacific waves crashing to shore. I can still feel the warmth of the sun and the cool of the breeze. And I can still sense the comfort of being tucked next to my soul mate’s…

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Have You Been Bullied by Busyness?

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When you think of your daily life, what word comes to mind? For many Americans, the word is busy. We are busy working, busy playing. We are busy at home and at church, in the community and in our thoughts. Sometimes I wonder if busy is merely a catchall term…

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My Big Fat Greek Definition of Work

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By nature, I’m a dreamer. I could read and ponder my days away, staring into the skies and scribbling in journals to process the many thoughts that rattle about in my heart, soul, and mind. What I am by nature has also been influenced by nurture. I would name many…

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Does Our Daily Work Make Any Difference?

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In my last weeks as an undergraduate student, I spent my daydreaming on my yet-to-be-decided first professional job. I imagined it would match the project work from my capstone courses—research, problem solving, team discussion, discovery, reporting. To say I romanticized the notion of work would be an understatement.

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Doubt and Faith Pave the Way to Wonder

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It is often assumed that faith is the opposite of doubt, as if these are diametrically opposed. Instead, I see them working in conjunction, like two sides of the same coin. This partnering of faith and doubt ushers us to the conclusion of Karen Swallow Prior’s Booked: Literature in the…

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