Stigma is Awful!

By T. Rea OkerbergMental illnesses, all of them, are difficult. Not just for the person afflicted with the ‘bad brain days,’ but the people who a part of their lives. Personally, I’ve got two: C-PTSD (Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and Bipolar Disorder. Because of these, I’m prescribed two medications that I have to take twice […]

What Does the Road to Sainthood Look Like?

“You cannot become a saint without becoming a human being first.” -St. Charbel Makhlouf, on sainthood, “Love is a Radiant Light” Hello dear reader! I was struck by this quote over the course of my spiritual readings. Such power and depth packed into one little sentence! In this piece I hope to unpack some of […]

The Transfiguration of Jesus – a Peek Into Our Glorious “Final Form”

Hello dear reader! Anime fans among you can relate to the following situation…the villain of the story has a “final form” that is meant to be the apex of its power. It is both awe-inspiring and terrifying. The only way the hero can overcome such an evil is to find a final form of his […]

7 Ways to Shield Yourself against Anxiety!

Every day we have a choice. We either give into the pressures of daily living or crumble under the weight of stress. The constant flux of life makes stress inevitable. This year taught us all about the importance of mental health. Pandemics. Racial inequalities. Economic shutdowns. Adjusted graduation celebrations (or none in some cases).  Public […]