Coming Out of the Spiritual Broom Closet

This post has been a long time coming, and one I honestly never thought I’d write. For years, I’ve struggled with keeping my spirituality a secret. Why, you ask? That’s a good question. I actually don’t know. Part of it — a large part of it, really — has been … Continue reading

Virgin, Martyr, Saint, Witch – Which One Are You?

Last week, I had to create a press release for one of my favorite books for my Book Promotion class. I chose The Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coelho which is not only my favorite book by him, but one of my favorite books period. While I was looking up some … Continue reading

Spiritual Sunday – What Does it Mean to Have Faith?

The question of what it means to have faith is one that I have asked myself many times over the course of the last couple of years. I do not have any particular faith, as I was not raised in a faith-based household. Faith and religion were simply not topics … Continue reading

Spiritual Sunday – Eid al-Adha and What it Means to Sacrifice

Today is Eid al-Adha, or “Festival of Sacrifice,” a day that commemorates Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son at Allah’s command. While I am not Muslim, when I saw what the meaning of the holiday was, it got me thinking — What exactly does it mean to sacrifice? When I … Continue reading