In-between thoughts: dreams are happening

Thoughts between sets at the gym. ~ I have been having the weirdest, most vivid dreams lately. They haven't been particularly stressful (no recurrence of the dream where I'm a waitress and can't seem to get to a table and they're getting super pissed, thankfully), they've just been... Chaotic? Vividly chaotic. I wonder why my…

What does “good” look like to you?

In the Hidden Brain episode "Did That Really Happen?", Shankar Vidantan and his guest, psychologist Dr. Ayanna Thomas, talk about how unreliable our memories are, specifically regarding visual memory. We are remarkably susceptible to the power of suggestion. If someone tells us we wore a blue shirt on Christmas when we were 12, we are…

In-between thoughts: just breathe

Thoughts between sets at the gym. Oh my good gravy. I am spent. I have been running on a low thrum of high-stress for months now and I am just kind of... Done? Like, my body is exhausted. My brain is exhausted. But this coming Wednesday I'll be able to turn in my papers to…

Religion and unity

How do we get people to come to the church and make them feel safe and still remind them that they suck and are headed to hell?Omar Abreu, on their experience as a queer attendee of Hillsong Church, quoted from VanityFair.com It's been a long time since I have been out of my childhood home,…