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To My Little Girl on International Women's Day

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Today, men and women are elevating the heroic achievements of women, and others are bringing attention to the debate on gender roles and equality. Some will say we’ve made progress, and they will be right. Others will focus on how far we have yet to go, and they will be right too.

Help, My Body's Out of Control!

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I’m not sure how I got down this particular rabbit hole, but I ended up reading an article about body-focused repetitive behaviors (BFRBs). And what I read crushed me.

3 Signs That You’re Burned Out from Serving

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29 September, 2010. That was the day I realized I was burned out. As a young Christian undergraduate, I thought that I was immune to burnout. After all, wasn’t I doing everything “right” by serving in multiple church and campus ministries every week?

Quitting my Job for Nepal

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I remember distinctly the speaker’s call that Sunday: give one year of your life to missions. It was during the “missions month” in my church.

Why I’m Fasting for the First Time

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“Do you love God more than you love sugar?” A small voice in my head asked. I wavered, and was struck by the fact that I actually hesitated. We all have our coping mechanisms in times of stress and pressure.

5 Things I Learned When I Couldn’t Find A Job

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I was unemployed for almost a whole year. Over that period, I faced rejection after rejection, so much so that I grew accustomed to disappointment. At the time, I kept asking myself this question: what am I going to do with my life?

The Mountainous Task I Faced

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“I could’ve died.” That was the only thought that flashed through my mind as I sat at the back of a small police van with 11 of my friends.

Why I Signed Up for Ironman

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Swim 3.8 kilometers, cycle 180 kilometers, and run a 42.2 kilometer marathon—sounds insane? It is called an Ironman Triathlon. Some say it is one of the most gruelling endurance races.

ODB: Dependence Day

In the US, the Fourth of July is a national holiday when outdoor grills are heated up; beaches are packed; and cities and towns have parades and fireworks displays, picnics, and patriotic celebrations. All of this is in remembrance of July 4, 1776, when the 13 American colonies declared their independence.Independence appeals to all ages. It means “freedom from the control, influence, s