Making gratitude a habit

On Thanksgiving my friends and I sat around a table crowded with glasses of wine. Green bean casserole, cheesy potatoes made with four sticks of butter, our host Maggie’s first homemade turkey (which she nailed!), and sweet potatoes topped with marshmallows filled our plates. We went around the table and said three things we were… Continue reading Making gratitude a habit

Quieting the noise

Breathe in, breathe out. Breathe in, breathe out. Breathe in— Breathe out— One of my favorite places in New York City is the campus of the General Theological Seminary in Chelsea. As I walk down 21st street between 9th and 10th, the sound of the city is slowly muted. I arrive at its private entrance… Continue reading Quieting the noise

I am whole, I am whole, I am whole

Last Wednesday was my 26th birthday. Or, as I’ve been saying for the past few months, the Officially-Kicked-Off-My-Parents’-Health-Insurance-Day. This birthday feels a bit different. It’s a pretty big milestone in many ways. As I remove my family Aetna card from my wallet, I feel a tinge of fear. The final safety net, my final tie… Continue reading I am whole, I am whole, I am whole