These are the things I’m reading about, learning about, and writing about lately. It may sound like a jumbled mind map, but it’s making more and more sense in my life. And I feel better than I have in a long time.

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(Related: Can you believe it’s already the end of January? For once, this month flew by for me…) A few years ago I tried setting a goal for reading a certain number of books. I ended up hating it because — well, because I already loved reading books. Adding an otherwise arbitrary numerical goal made it […]

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Reading more, managing anxiety, and what’s on the liturgical calendar in February.

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When I hear people talk about anxiety, I notice the same words over and over: fight, crush, battle. I know this type of language is meant to empower people. After all, it’s only natural to see anxiety as an enemy in our minds, a villain that needs to be defeated. It sure acts like one.

I spent most of my life fighting anxiety. But I don’t anymore.

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Five years ago, I bought a discounted pack of five hot yoga classes at the studio in my neighborhood. I wasn’t really in it for the yoga; I’d taken a handful of classes in college and it had never really “stuck.” I was in it for the heat. A 95-degree room sounded amazing in the midst of an especially cold Midwestern winter.

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What’s it like to be a full-time pastor of a local church, then decide to also become a certified yoga instructor? In this chat, Katherine talks about the misconceptions she had about yoga before she began a few years ago, as well as what it’s like to find fun surprises you didn’t know you needed […]

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