Grief, Health and Fitness, Life, Mental Health, Spirituality

How to Deal With the Ongoing Stress of 2020

From Victoria Wresilo, Spectrum News: Many people are experiencing ongoing stress and anxiety stemming from the election, rising numbers of COVID cases and deaths, as well as the impending holiday decisions.

So what are the ways we can deal with the stress and anxiety in healthy ways? I was honored to these share tips with Spectrum News. Comment below with what tools you’ve found to be useful for 2020 and beyond.

Interfaith, marriage

Blessed Are the Nones

Enjoy my Collegeville Institute Q&A with Stina Kielsmeier-Cook, whose spiritual memoir Blessed Are the Nones: Mixed Faith Marriage and My Search for Spiritual Community was just published. Stina, who identifies as Christian, is married to Josh, who identifies as a “none.” But that wasn’t always the case. In this interview, Stina gives a bit of background on their journey, including navigating the joys and challenges of mixed-faith marriages, her decision to write a memoir, and monasticism. Read on here.


Interfaith, Teaching-Speaking

Introducing the Array of Faith Podcast

With so little hope, it feels like a good time to share a little light. 

Announcing the “Array of Faith” podcast, where we shed light on the beauty in our numerous religious and spiritual differences. ListenSubscribe. Review. Let us know what you think!

As a professor of world religions, one of my favorite parts of the semester is inviting guest practitioners into my classroom to meet and connect with students. These speakers having visited my courses for years, arriving from different religious and spiritual traditions, generously sharing their lived faith experiences with eager college students. And now, COVID has nudged me and many teachers to get creative with our lesson plans. I’m bringing our guest practitioners virtually to students–and YOU!–through a new podcast called, “Array of Faith.” 

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