I’m an Extrovert? Why Labels Are Both Good and Bad

"You are such an extrovert." No one had ever called me an extrovert until my boyfriend, who does it pretty frequently. Until recently, I'd passed off these comments as a statement of just how introverted he is, but I've come to realize that he's right (don't tell him I said that). I love being around … Continue reading I’m an Extrovert? Why Labels Are Both Good and Bad

Happy Hobbit Day! What We Can Learn From Our Halfling Friends

Today is the birthday of both Bilbo and Frodo Baggins, also known as Hobbit Day. It's a day to be celebrated with seven meals (first breakfast, second breakfast, elevenses, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and supper - although I should note this tradition comes from the movies, not the books), dancing and singing, smoking a pipe … Continue reading Happy Hobbit Day! What We Can Learn From Our Halfling Friends

“A Shelter in Which Other Souls May Unfold”

“The woman’s soul is fashioned as a shelter in which other souls may unfold.” – St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross In February, my friend Bernadette and I started a Catholic young women's book club. Actually, I have my boyfriend to thank for it, because he gave me "The Other Side of Beauty" (Leah Darrow, … Continue reading “A Shelter in Which Other Souls May Unfold”