6 New Friends From “Radical Saints”

Note: I received a copy of "Radical Saints: 21 Women for the 21st Century" in exchange for an honest review. I love learning about saints. Well, I love learning about people, and saints are holy, inspiring people, so they're my favorite. I especially love learning about female saints — people who struggled with the challenges … Continue reading 6 New Friends From “Radical Saints”

I Talked to a Therapist Last Week. You Should, Too.

I put on my headphones and logged on to the platform my therapist's practice uses for tele-therapy. Soon, I saw the face of the therapist I hadn't seen — hadn't needed to see — in almost a year. I'd been putting off making the appointment for a week or two, but after two meltdowns and a few almost-meltdowns, … Continue reading I Talked to a Therapist Last Week. You Should, Too.

Eating to Live, Not Living to Eat

"Your grandfather always says, 'We eat to live; we don't live to eat.'" So my mother told me when I was 15 and became hypoglycemic. I don't think I really appreciated this wisdom, which came from my diabetic grandfather, until last year. I was diagnosed with PCOS and endometriosis after a decade of suppressing my … Continue reading Eating to Live, Not Living to Eat

13 Things Edith Stein Could Have Written Today

Edith Stein, also known as St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, was a philosopher, teacher, academic and then Carmelite nun. Born to a German Jewish family on Yom Kippur in 1891, she fell away from religion as a teenager, studied philosophy under phenomenologist Edmund Husserl, and converted to Catholicism after discovering (and staying up all … Continue reading 13 Things Edith Stein Could Have Written Today

What Melinda Gates Gets Wrong About Birth Control

Melinda Gates' new book "The Moment of Lift" is subtitled "How Empowering Women Changes the World." It's true. Empowering women can change the world. It has changed the world. It's still changing the world. But not completely in the way she thinks. An entire chapter is dedicated to family planning. It's called "Every Good Thing." And just a few … Continue reading What Melinda Gates Gets Wrong About Birth Control