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9 Spiritual Christmas Questions

My husband and I have delivered corporate training programs internationally – oftentimes addressing corporate and personal blindspots. As external consultants to many corporations, we help clients see what they sometimes can’t see because they are in the...

The Root and the Shoot

Something happens to a writer who leaves the utopia of freelance writing and exchanges it for a year in the Chicago Loop. My apartment was two blocks from Temple Shalom, the epicenter of the Jewish neighborhood of Chicago. I felt our Jewish roots every day when I...

Eight Strategies for a Calm, Fruitful Advent

Most of us are distracted with so many things. Busyness is a stress-inducing condition of daily life. We rush from one place to another, and try to juggle one too many commitments. With only one month left before Christmas, our lives are going to be even more rushed....

Halloween can be a Catholic teaching moment

  I was taken aback in early October when I went to a local drug store to pick up some medication and was confronted with rows and rows of Halloween merchandise. Even with trick-or-treating just around the corner, the costumes, candies and other accessories...

Celebrating an Important Birthday

Did you know that Catholics celebrate Mother Mary’s birthday? It’s a feast day in the Catholic Church that can be made into a whole lot of fun for kids. Formally it’s called the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin. A few years ago, I went all out and got...

A Powerful Woman’s Testimony – World Youth Day

Here’s Natalia’s testimony, she shared it during the World Youth Day Vigil in Krakow, Poland – 2016 “On Sunday, 15 April 2012, I woke up in my house in Łódź, the third largest city in Poland. At the time, I was the chief editor of a fashion...

How To Give Your Children a Great Catholic Education

Let’s face it. The Catholic education of our children is really up to us. Even if we send our children to the best Catholic schools, to greatest CCD programs or the most inspiring, orthodox youth retreats, we can’t complain if our kids turn 18 and don’t know their...

The Power of Prayer

+ JMJ March 19, 2016 Dynamic Women of Faith Conference And it is a special joy to be with you today on the Solemnity of St. Joseph, the Patron of Canada.  Let’s turn to him now to ask him to intercede for us: O St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so...

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