The Cathars: Christians who believe in Reincarnation, Dualism, and Ascetic Salvation

The Cathars were Christians who broke away from the Catholic church during medieval times. They did not label themselves as “Cathars” — rather, “good men” or “good women” or “good Christians.” The religion was a dualistic and Gnostic movement. Unfortunately, the Catholic church eventually struck back and they died out by the 1200s — whileContinue reading “The Cathars: Christians who believe in Reincarnation, Dualism, and Ascetic Salvation”

A small change

Hi everyone, hope you are all doing okay! To be honest, I’ve been feeling a little frustrated lately with blogging. I’ve been wanting to see more growth and at a faster speed. I hope I can say that without sounding ungrateful for all the growth I’ve made so far. And maybe my expectations are setContinue reading “A small change”

Full moon in Leo

Tomorrow is a full moon! It’s the first full moon of the year! So look to the sky tonight, tomorrow morning, and tomorrow night. You don’t want to miss it. The full moon makes us more social, extroverted, and expressive. It also tends to make us more “loony,” hence the name “lunar.” As the moonContinue reading “Full moon in Leo”

Simple Vegetarian Pasta Dinner

This is a very simple pasta-based meal that is super easy to make! Ingredients: 1 heaping cup dried pasta Preferred cheese sauce (I used Newman’s Alfredo — 1/4 cup) 2 scrambled eggs Seasonings/herbs Scramble 2 eggs in the fryer while you boil your pasta. Mix in cheese sauce. Add favorite herbs and spices — IContinue reading “Simple Vegetarian Pasta Dinner”

12 Mind-Expanding Blog Sites that first inspired me to create my own

Before I created this blog site, I was inspired by a handful of popular websites that first gave me the inspiration. I found many of these through friends and through Facebook (which I no longer use), before I knew anything about WordPress blogs. I loved the mind-expanding content these sites provided, as opposed to yourContinue reading “12 Mind-Expanding Blog Sites that first inspired me to create my own”

Self-care Sunday ~ Social anxiety

Something that people don’t really talk about is the issue of social anxiety, how it differs from other terms it gets confused with, and how much it can get in the way. What is social anxiety? The ADAA (Anxiety and Depression Association of America) defines social anxiety as “intense anxiety or fear of being judged,Continue reading “Self-care Sunday ~ Social anxiety”

Life is suffering (but that’s okay)

There’s a famous ancient Buddha quote… Life is suffering. It may sound morbid and somber, but when you fully understand what the quote means, it can actually bring about peace, freedom, and even happiness. This quote comes directly from the first noble truth of Buddhism — that suffering, pain, and misery are a part ofContinue reading “Life is suffering (but that’s okay)”

Cassette tapes are the new thing

As the past decade saw the resurgence of vinyls and record players, we are now witnessing cassette tapes making a comeback. With cassette tapes reaching peak popularity in the 1980s and 90s, they seemed to die out after being replaced with CDs in the early 2000s, which were then replaced with digital albums, followed byContinue reading “Cassette tapes are the new thing”