Category Self-Improvement

Meditation: A Mini-Vacation

Do you need a vacation? You can get away from it all – every day – with a few minutes of meditation. Meditation is like a mini-vacation. Just a few minutes of quiet can do wonders for the body, mind, and soul. It tops the list of ways to optimize health, including assisting with the […]

Follow the One

Who are your role models? Who are your children’s? Movie stars, singers, politicians, and leaders of all types will let you down. Only Jesus offers us a pure model to follow. God incarnated in the human form of Jesus to show us the way. He is our rule book to heaven. We also are surrounded […]

Peace Prayers Begin Today

Today we begin the year-long celebration honoring the 100 year anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima. Mary appeared to three shepherd children, Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta in Fatima, Portugal beginning on May 13, 1917. She returned every month with a final sign, known as the Miracle of the Sun, on October 13, […]

The Daily Rosary

The Virgin Mary’s believed to have appeared to countless people around the world. Repeatedly in these visits, she has asked that the rosary be prayed daily. Mary says that by spending time with Jesus and her every day, very needed peace will result within ourselves and the world at large. The entire rosary takes only about 20 […]

Busy Balance

What’s the balance between way-too busy and sedentary? If we aren’t working full-time, we may have daily responsibilities, part-time work, household projects, and volunteer hours mixed with extra-curricular activities, socializing, and simple down time. But is there anything wrong with going to the extreme one way or the other? I tend to be the crazy busy person. Somehow, there […]

Where There is Hatred Let Me Sow Your Love

Tragedy and terror surrounds our children. Not a day passes that the news isn’t filled with horrific scenes on the media. How do we protect and prepare our children for the world they are growing into? The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychology recommends helping children find ways of expressing their fears such as with […]

We See You

Like it or not, we are being watched. Our children, spouses, friends, neighbors, and coworkers see us. Our actions and words are witnessed by everyone we encounter. And those actions and words affect them. We have the potential to brighten this world through simple kindnesses-a helping hand, a smile, a word of encouragement or sound […]