By Marc Rademaker, It’s a beautiful day. The sun is shining and it seems as though nothing can ruin my mood. But upon scrolling through social media or the news, I come across that one person. It’s that politician, celebrity, or individual in my life whom I “can’t stand.” They’ve done something annoying or inexcusable again, and my mood has become sour.
By Marc Rademaker. Have you ever built up to an experience with great expectations, only to have it fall short in real life - only to have that feeling of “Ok, now what?”
By Marc Rademaker. Upon a scroll of the media right now, it is apparent that we are all feeling the effects of the turbulence that is this year. When seemingly every social issue is bubbling to the surface and bringing every opinion along, it’s so easy to just jump on that runaway car and add noise to the opinion train. What can simplify this torrent of bad news?
By Marc Rademaker. Something feels funky right now. And not in the good, groovy kind of music way. With everything going on, we can find ourselves in a funk more often than usual.
By Marc Rademaker. Silence is a give-and-take. In some moments, we are called to speak out, and in others we are called to listen.
By Marc Rademaker. I will be the first to admit that silence scares me. Ask my friends, and they will tell you that I often respond to the so-called ‘awkward silence’ with a casual “Sooo..” in an attempt to keep the conversation moving. Silence is uncomfortable – which is exactly why it is so important.