October 26, 2018
3 Metaphysical Life Lessons from Coco

3 Metaphysical Life Lessons from Coco

As with most Pixar films, there are multiple lenses through which we can watch. The surface-level story is entertaining enough. And when we peel back the layers, we can see how the tale provides deeper insights for our own lives.
October 7, 2018
Your perception is not reality...What do you see? A young lady or old woman? Father or son?

Your Perceptions Are Not Reality

Think about this for a moment. The sun, as it appears to “rise” every morning, “move” through the sky during the day, and “set” in the evening, led astronomers of old to conclude that the sun revolved around the earth. It wasn’t until the 16th century that Copernicus informed us […]
April 29, 2018

Bible Metaphysics in One Chapter and Three Verses

When I was a kid, I was a bit of a nerd. I loved to read more than almost anything else. I was riveted by the ways stories could transport me to another place and time, move me to laughter and tears, elicit anger and empathy, and so much more, […]
March 3, 2018
What's Keeping You From Becoming Who You Want to Be?

What’s Keeping You From Becoming Who You Want To Be?

In anticipation of the Oscars later today, for the final movie metaphysics post exploring some of the 2018 Oscar nominees, we’ll delve into Best Picture nominee Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. “Deep down you’re a decent man.” With these words, a character that to this point had no apparent positive […]
February 21, 2018
What Part of You Are You Hiding From the World?

What Part of You Are You Hiding From the World?

I spent many, many years hiding key parts of myself from the world, including friends and family. I did it for a variety of different reasons – I didn’t want to be judged; I didn’t want to disappoint; I didn’t think people would understand; and sometimes I just didn’t want […]
February 11, 2018
4 Simple & Powerful Life Lessons From The Wizard of Oz

4 Simple & Powerful Life Lessons from The Wizard of Oz

I can’t even count the number of times I’ve seen the classic 1939 movie The Wizard of Oz. It was always a childhood favorite that I made sure to watch whenever it was on TV. As I’ve watched it as an adult, I’ve come to realize that there are a […]
February 4, 2018
Inspiring quote by Winston Churchill: "I felt as though I were walking with destiny and that all my past life had been a preparation for this hour and for this trial."

The Entirety Of Your Life Has Prepared You For This Moment

“His record is a litany of catastrophe.”                                    “We have a drunkard at the wheel.”                                                                       “I wouldn’t let him borrow my bicycle.”                                                                                                               “Winston lacks judgment.” These are all descriptions of Winston Churchill in the latest WWII blockbuster Darkest Hour, which depicts the epic challenges the […]
January 3, 2018
Perceptions of Reality: Don't Believe Everything You Think

Is Your Imagination Getting the Best of You?

Like many men, my husband loves war movies. So getting him the DVD of Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk for Christmas was a bit of a no-brainer. As we watched it last week, a number of metaphysical themes jumped out at me. One scene, in particular, reminded me of how our beliefs about and perceptions of reality shape our experience.
December 31, 2016
cat in a tissue box

It’s Time to Stand In Possibility

We so often focus on the obstacles in our way, the reasons why we can’t live the life we want.We put ourselves in a box of our own creation, with our own set of self-imposed limitations, our concepts of what is or is not possible for ourselves and our experience. […]