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Can You Manifest Financial Abundance?

When I hired a financial coach, I wasn’t expecting to fall down a rabbit hole of mantras, manifesting, and magical thinking.

Jan 23, 2023
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Finding My Place in Ritual and Love as a Queer Mennonite

With this person, I wondered, could I be my full self—queer, spiritual, and religious?

Dec 10, 2018
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Freeing Myself from Grad School, I Rediscover Flannery O’Connor and the Medieval Mystics

I try to use my master’s thesis as a way to find myself in women’s writing—the mystics, Flannery—but, ultimately, I fail.

Feb 12, 2018
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How Falling in Love Made Me Rethink the Priesthood

My earlier, naïve idea of Catholicism was shaped by an elevation of the priesthood. I did not see the sacramental worth in love, family, everyday life.

Dec 21, 2017
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We Need to Talk About Snails

“The day I confessed to being a witch I had no idea what I was doing.”

Aug 30, 2017
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We Are All Scientists: On Mary Baker Eddy and Christian Science

Eddy’s lifetime of illness, and her encounters with medical therapies, poised her as an instrument of revelation.

Aug 24, 2017
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Magic Is for Everyone: Meet Some of the Artists Bringing Racial Diversity to Tarot

Creators of new decks seek to address the need for representative and culturally specific tarot.

Aug 2, 2017
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How We Struggle to Grieve in Our Chinese Christian Family

“When the missionaries came with their Good News, they also declared that what we’d had before was bad.”

Jun 21, 2017
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My Hindu American Childhood: A Comic

“Age 13: I watch the opening of ‘Garden State’ and hear the only prayer I know and truly believe that Zach Braff gets me.”

Jun 6, 2017
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Messages from the Dead, Missed Signals from the Living

The night of the spiritualist messaging service was the beginning of the end of my marriage.

Apr 19, 2017