Author Archives: Mary K. Doyle

FREE BOOK!

Books make great gifts. The written word inspires, entertains, encourages, and educates. Their message can be life-changing for readers. And this month, you can receive my newest book, Inspired Caregiving. Weekly Morale Boosters, for FREE. Order one or more books from my website between November 1-30, 2021, and I will include a free copy of […]

The Great I Am

i am singing hymns of praise, reading words of revelation, and lighting candles of hope. i am praying under the mantel of our mother, walking with the saints, and resting beneath the wings of angels. i am the daughter of the Father, sister of the Son, and shadow of the Spirit. i am the princess […]

Shadows in the Night

Imagine living your night time dreams and nightmares when awake, This is the experience of people with Alzheimer’s disease and suffering from a condition called sundowners or sundowning. Fantastical images, past memories, and present activities jumble together for a disturbing reality. As the sun rises later in the day, and sets earlier in the evening, […]

October, the Month of the Rosary

Promoting peace within ourselves promotes peace worldwide because peace grows one person at a time. Praying the rosary offers a way to do just that. This beautiful, Christ-centered devotion takes only about 20 minutes. We begin praying the rosary with the Sign of the Cross and The Apostles’ Creed, which declares our Christian beliefs. We […]

Stillgrimage-Taking a Pilgrimage Near Home

Venture to a sacred site, and we respond on a soul level. How can we not change after a pilgrimage to Rome and delving into the lives of the apostles or to Bethlehem and visualize the birth of Jesus while striving to emotionally grasp its significance? Since ancient times, people have found that, if we […]

Begin With a List

I’ve been writing professionally since 1972, and one thing I’ve learned is that a piece turns out best if I allow it to follow its own path. I’ve often begun with an intention to focus on one topic and then find the work ends up veering in an alternate direction. If I allow the research […]

Our Planet’s Health and Well-Being

Would you like cleaner air, lower prices, and fewer catastrophic weather conditions? We can move closer to all of this with a few minor lifestyle changes. There’s no denying that the whole earth is seeing troubling weather–fires, floods, tornadoes, and mud slides. The snowballing impact of these circumstances is tremendous. People are losing their homes, […]

Eat Well. Live Well.

Q: What do you call someone who can’t stick with a diet? A: A desserter. Nothing works without a source of energy. Even machines need fuel to keep going. And the better the fuel, the better we perform. Good nutrition is key to optimum health and the ability to perform mentally and physically to the […]

Visiting Memory Care Homes

Adding to the heartbreak of having a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease, the COVID-19 pandemic prevented families from viewing memory care homes and seeing their loved ones once they were placed. I can only imagine how difficult this was. Visiting my husband, Marshall, as often as I wished allowed me to remain close to him […]

Who Do You Want Your Children to Follow?

Biographies are one of my favorite stories to read or watch. I’m fascinated by how we all live the life we’ve been given, overcome our challenges, and achieve our goals. When I was a child, saints topped that list of biographies. These were the people I wanted to emulate.   It would be interesting to […]