Outspoken

Is Throwing a Wedding Worth the Debt?

Marriage is deemed one of the most exciting and nerve-wracking steps two people can choose to take in their lives. Spending the rest of your life with the one you love is an amazing adventure, one that you migh...

Methodist Madness

There is a superficiality to American spirituality that makes me doubt the average Methodist could explain what differentiates his or her denomination from Lutheranism, Presbyterianism or even Catholicism. Lent...

Taking a Tumble

I’ve worked in radio for the majority of my life, much of that sharing my not-so-proud moments on air in front of the entire city of Atlanta. However, I have never truly embarrassed myself in front of colleague...

Change is Going to Come

There’s something special about change. From the physical to emotional, the process of transforming your life really shows just how capable humans are of positive growth. For the past decade, I’ve been the empl...

What Would You Do?

Our society is turning into an episode of ABC’s “What Would You Do?” Of all of the possibilities in this golden age of television, we’ve decided to emulate a hidden-camera morality farce.   My long-s...

Moving On

Moving sucks. No matter how many times I’ve done it, followed by all the promises that the next time I’ll hire someone, I end up repeating the same old pattern of stress, dread, and packing those boxes myself. ...

I Can’t Believe This Shit!

At 30, I became what my 20-year-old self considered a monster: I reported someone to the Homeowner’s Association. (Believe me — I still cringe typing that.) Now before I’m painted as Karen “Let Me Speak To Your...

Bad Neighbor

Neighbors are a strange concept. We live in this spatial bubble with people who are virtually strangers — or if we are fortunate enough (depending on the circumstance), they are people that we know or have fami...

Social Sabotage

Downtime can be a curse and a blessing, especially in the age of social media. I sometimes find myself scrolling back months, even years through my social media timelines to see how much I’ve grown physically, ...

Trans Transcends with Transcendental Meditation

Recently, I received instruction in the form of meditation called Transcendental Meditation (TM), popularized in the 1960s when the Beatles rock band went to India to learn from the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in the...