At Whole Living's first annual Earth Day poster contest there was plenty of reason to party. But what truly made me (the editor who oversees the magazine's nutrition content) want to celebrate was seeing so many kids chowing down on fresh, wholesome food.
The hardest part in my becoming a nun was giving up the personal freedom to make decisions about what I wanted to do with my life and the way I wanted to live as a sister.
Having to depend on superiors to decide everything never felt good, and I suspect that’s not only true for nuns. Anyone who turns over their life to be controlled by another inevitably suffers soulful discomfort in silence because consciously or unconsciously they mourn the loss of self.