Perspective: The First Ingredient in A Recipe for Joy

When I was about twelve years old, I had an appointment with an optometrist. I didn’t think there was anything wrong with my eyes, but a teacher must have noticed me squinting and recommended my vision be tested. A week or so later, I went back to collect my new glasses. I was amazed when […]

When the “perfect” life isn’t enough

Imagine spending years cultivating the perfect social media persona. You’re thin, beautiful, and you have over 500,000 followers on Instagram.You get paid to wear glamorous gowns and beautiful bikinis. People love your YouTube videos and ‘like’ photo after photo that you post. For many people, this life sounds like a dream. But eighteen-year-old Essena O’Neill found […]