January is National Mentoring Month. Since I'm an editor for a company in the training industry, I've been writing and editing a lot about the topic this month. It started me thinking about mentors outside of work and, specifically, in the Church. Who are my spiritual mentors? I can group them into three categories: the … Continue reading Celebrating Our Spiritual Mentors
I don't know about you, but sometimes, I really wish turning off the news in the 21st century was as easy as turning off a TV channel. But with social media, email newsletters, podcasts, and of course the good old fashioned TV and radio, it feels impossible sometimes. (Not to mention irresponsible - it's important … Continue reading Communicating With Truth and Dignity
Yesterday, I attended NC Right to Life's annual prayer breakfast with a small group of friends from the Raleigh Catholic young adults group. Several of us were even given the opportunity to help lead a prayer, which was a moving experience in itself. I've heard of the breakfast, which is followed by a march, but … Continue reading Why We Need Pro-Life Prayer
I think I first heard the term "imposter syndrome" a couple of years ago. It was an "aha!" moment when I was able to put a word to a feeling - and know that I wasn't alone. Imposter syndrome is the feeling, all evidence to the contrary, that success is due to luck, that accolades … Continue reading There Are No Imposters
I attended the Raleigh Catholic Young Adult Total Consecration to Mary kickoff potluck on Saturday with almost no expectations beyond dinner and fellowship. I bought the book we're using for our retreat, "33 Days to Morning Glory: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat In Preparation for Marian Consecration" (Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC), skimmed the introduction and googled … Continue reading What Is Total Consecration?
It’s that time of year again: the time when we make well-intentioned resolutions that most of us never follow through on. (We all know what the road to hell is paved with, right?) I am the queen of resolutions, especially at the new year. Like most people, I love the idea of a blank slate, … Continue reading Spiritual New Year’s Resolutions
A lot happened when I was 13. First of all, I was 13 – not an easy year. I started high school, throwing myself into marching band and honors classes with enthusiasm. And I had my second and final year of Confirmation prep – which, as a socially anxious teenager who still didn’t really know anyone in my … Continue reading Fibromyalgia and the Little Way: The Beginning of a Journey