The law of attraction is more than New-Age nonsense

Our thoughts manifest our reality.’

This idea has roots in ancient practices and spiritual teachings. The law of attraction is a belief that positive or negative thoughts attract positive or negative experiences into a person’s life.

“All that we are is a result of what we have thought”

- Buddha

Why religion must change with the times

This week, the Vatican came out with a statement characterizing gay unions as ‘sins’ that cannot be ‘blessed by God’. It led to jubilation among many conservatives and outrage and disappointment among progressives. For me, it validated my choice to leave the oppressive arms of religion.

The Church decreed that gay unions were not ‘part of God’s plan’.

If that’s the case…

Why are TV shows with rampant sexism so popular with women?

‘Bridgerton’ dropped on Netflix on Christmas Day last year. In a couple of months, it became the most-watched series on Netflix. ‘Bridgerton’ is a historical romance based on Julia Quinn’s books, set in early nineteenth-century England.

I wasn’t immune from the hype. I watched it — although I found the…

Or doing whatever else makes you feel human

In the early days of the pandemic, we were all fueled with purpose.

We were on a mission, mutually fighting a war. We were motivated and energized. Working from home was a novelty and we went at it with energetic vigor.

I talked to friends and colleagues that fateful March a full year ago now; almost everyone felt we would be back at…

No, your gay son will not change with the love of a good woman

A casual acquaintance, Mir, mentioned that he was dating. At first, I was happy for him — why wouldn’t I be?

But Mir didn’t seem enthused about it. He wasn’t dating for pleasure. He was doing it specifically for the purpose of marriage.

That’s not necessarily odd. After all, isn’t…

Starving for weeks, wishing for cancer, coveting bones — when we lead privileged lives, we must self-sabotage

Trigger Warning: this article contains descriptions of disordered eating, and unhealthy eating disorder behaviors that may not be suitable for all readers. Fearless community, please read with care.

Throughout my life, I’ve had an uncomfortable relationship with food. …

HS Burney

Immigrant sharing stories about the beauty and beastliness of culture. I write personal stories and reflections on diversity, and women and minority experiences

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