My Essay: “Celebrating the Motherly Love We Find in Surprising Places Along Our Journey: 5 Lessons From an 87-Year-Old Nun”

May 5, 2016
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“Nothing trumps motherly love, even when the wisdom and advice being given is from an 87-year-old cloistered nun. At age 31, lost and confused at a crucial crossroads in my life, I met Sister Augustine, a ceramics artist who had…

My Huffington Post Listicle: “12 Quotes By an 87-Year-Old Nun That Will Change Your Life”

May 5, 2016

“My 87-year-old friend — a cloistered nun and artist — Sister Augustine always told me: ‘I’m only a messenger.’ As I recount in my memoir, Five Years in Heaven: The Unlikely Friendship That Answered Life’s Greatest Questions, Sister Augustine showed…

My Essay: “Dare to Be Different!”

April 30, 2016

“It has taken me almost three decades to be able to admit that I was mercilessly bullied during middle school and high school in my 1980’s Small Town America. It happened long before “bullying” was the buzzword or call to…

My Huffington Post Essay: “3 Tips for Making a Hard Decision”

April 27, 2016

“Making a hard decision — about money, relationships, which job to take, which pathway to travel in life, you name it — becomes a war waged across the battlefield of our hearts and minds. You don’t have to be a…

My Huffington Post Essay: “6 Ways to Develop a Humble Brain”

April 19, 2016

“If you’ve never heard the term neuroplasticity, you are in for such an exciting treat. I confess, I’m a bit of a science nerd. I’m fascinated with how the universe and our bodies work. I also crave every morsel of…

My Huffington Post Essay: “Instant Bad Mood”

April 14, 2016

“I once delivered a speech to 200 parish volunteers, thanking them for their generous service and remarking how giving of ourselves to help others is one of the pathways to the promise that God is making us beautiful in our…

My Huffington Post Essay: “3 Ways to Avoid an Instant Bad Mood”

April 14, 2016

“Trigger: any spark of annoyance — from the more serious to the downright petty — that ignites your blood to boiling, incites comments you’ll later regret saying, and/or makes you act in ways that only worsen the situation. Also known…

My Huffington Post Essay: “3 Ways You Are Blessed (That I Bet You Never Thought Of)”

April 13, 2016

“It’s so easy in today’s world to fall into that slump. You know the one: where you think everyone else is passing you by, you wonder where you were when God was handing out all the talent, you convince yourself…

My Huffington Post Essay: “Recovering Perfectionist”

April 6, 2016

“When I’m working on a new book, especially during the editing process, I set a goal of reading and re-reading the manuscript until I can read it straight through without finding a single typo or other mistake. Even with a…

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