Local Paper Features My 7 Keys to Spiritual Wellness

Among the many joys of Easter Sunday was the realization that a local newspaper, the Daily Southtown Star, published a story about my book 7 Keys to Spiritual Wellness. I had completely forgotten about the interview which took place a week and a half earlier. When I picked up my Mom to go to our family Easter celebration, she congratulated me on the nice article in the paper! I quickly did a u-turn and headed to […]

Start the New Year Right: Get SPIRITUALLY Fit!

Many of us make New Year’s resolutions that include getting physically fit. Nothing wrong with that! However, there’s another kind of fitness that is equally if not more important: spiritual fitness. Why not make a commitment this New Year to pay attention to your spiritual wellness? With that in mind, I’m happy to announce the publication of my new book: 7 KEYS TO SPIRITUAL WELLNESS: ENRICHING YOUR FAITH BY STRENGTHENING THE HEALTH OF YOUR SOUL […]

Books, Books, Books!

I found the following article to be very interesting. Basically, it is saying that kids who grow up surrounded by lots of books grow up smarter! http://www.salon.com/books/laura_miller/2010/06/02/summer_book_giveaway/ As always, I think of the ramifications for religious education. I wonder what we could do to expose our students to more age-appropriate books about the Catholic faith to help them be smarter Catholics. For example, wouldn’t it be cool if  we catechists had access to a box […]

My Best Teachers Were Saints

I came across a good book for catechists and for teachers of any kind. The book is My Best Teachers Were Saints: What Every Educator Can Learn from the Heroes of the Church. Susan Swetnam does a fine job of showing how the saints can serve as a source of wisdom and empowerment for any teacher. In all, she identifies 52 role models—one for each week of the year—who provide insight into coping with the […]

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