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Daily Affirmations (Spiritual Tool #9)

Daily Affirmations (Spiritual Tool #9)

It turns out, doing a masters degree at Harvard is a lot of work! Not only has it been difficult to write regular blog posts, but it has also been difficult to prioritize practicing what I “preach.” As I study for days on end, I […]

Giving Love (Spiritual Tool #8)

Giving Love (Spiritual Tool #8)

Happy belated Valentine’s Day! I thought I would write a quick note about an activity I shared with the Harvard Divinity School community today that centers on…LOVE!

Connectedness Evaluation (Spiritual Tool #7)

Connectedness Evaluation (Spiritual Tool #7)

My favorite season is upon us! Leaves are preparing for their colorful flight, pumpkin spice lattes are in high demand, and there is a crispness to the air that invigorates my spirit and warms my heart. Not only does autumn bring a multitude of holidays—especially […]

A Ripple Effect of Love (Love, Love, Love, Love) – Spiritual Tool #6

A Ripple Effect of Love (Love, Love, Love, Love) – Spiritual Tool #6

I don’t know about you, but I am feeling exhausted from the recent onslaught of human-caused tragedy. On Friday I learned that flags in the United States had been half-mast for 16 of the last 40 days, starting with the Orlando shooting, and more specifically […]

Relinquishing Perfectionism (Spiritual Tool #3)

Relinquishing Perfectionism (Spiritual Tool #3)

I am a recovering perfectionist. I quit “cold turkey” a few years ago, and it was one of the best choices I have ever made! As a general rule, I feel much lighter and more peaceful now. However, I still slip up occasionally. Some of […]

Spring Flowers (Spiritual Tool #2)

Spring Flowers (Spiritual Tool #2)

I have been noticing this year just how “plugged in” I am all the time. It takes me five minutes to walk from my apartment to Harvard Divinity School. Too often I have spent that walk with my head gazing at my phone, reading emails, […]

Conscious Breathing (Spiritual Tool #1)

Conscious Breathing (Spiritual Tool #1)

My goal for this blog is to share spiritual tools that I have discovered and am continuing to discover through my research and personal seeking. To begin, I am writing about the tool I see as foundational for all other spiritual tools: conscious breathing. (Interestingly, […]