Posts by: Timothy Bergeron

Self Love and Self Care

During this difficult time, it is far too easy for self-care to be forgotten or neglected. Unfortunately, I find that when self-care is forgotten, my self-esteem and general well being suffers tremendously. As a result, I have three strategies that help me greatly in maintaining my mental and physical health. The first strategy is to […]

Prayer Practice

Over the past few weeks, my prayer practice and form of worship has had to completely change. Before all of this, I already started to believe that I focus and get closer to God when I am with family or alone in nature than when I am in Mass; however, that was before there were […]

Purpose

It is a rare thing to be able to say that we have all unanimously experienced something that is the same in origin and nature. These times have been trying and continue to push us to find ourselves and our own purpose in all of this. Thus bringing be to the subject of this post. […]

Inclusive Faith

This semester I am taking an American Sign Language (ASL) class here at BU in order to more familiarize myself with that form of communication for my teaching years to come. That being said, one of the assignments for this class is to attend at least two deaf events in the Boston area. As a […]

On to Year Four

Boy it has been a hot sec since I did one of these. But to get right into it, summer was amazing but now it is done and my mind is getting itself ready for fall. With fall comes all new ideas given to me with the help of summer’s warm relaxation. I now find […]

Semester Goals

Another semester is upon us and this one has started rather differently than the past others. Coming back to campus has not been as easy. It has posed some challenges both expected and unexpected. Whether it be from the winter weather or academics, it certainly had me in a melancholy state for the first few […]

Streaming Consciousness

I can say with complete certainty that I am fortunate. I have a strong support group of family and friends, a safe home to rest my head, and ample food to keep me going.   It has recently become more apparent to me that I must remind myself of this constantly. One “bad” day does […]

My Struggle

“Well, the Church is an institution, Mike. Made of men. It’s passing. My faith is in the eternal. I try to separate the two.” –Spotlight This is the quote that I used as my “spiritual writing” which influenced my spiritual life. I understand that this is not written to be spiritual nor by someone who […]

A Tribute to a Complicated Man

For the past month I have been working on an extremely laborious work of art that has genuinely pushed me physically and emotionally. Just to give a brief explanation of what it is: the work is a 5 foot by 4 foot canvas that I supported, and stretched by hand. Attached to the canvas are […]

Who Owns my Painting?

As an artist I find myself second guessing my decisions pretty consistently. “Was that the right move? Is this good enough? Am I good enough?” these are the kind of things that I find myself wrestling with in my mind. I have been a creator since I could put crayon on paper and waved that […]