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What Is Hygge and Why Care?

Knowing all too well that I am hopelessly square, some of my younger, hipper, edgier friends and colleagues at Loyola Press keep an eye out for trends among young adults related (if even remotely) to spirituality and faith formation. Recently, my friend Annie alerted me to the growing interest in something called hygge (pronounced hoo-gah), which is a Danish word for the mindset that folks in Denmark strive toward in order to help them cope […]

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Spiritual Health is More Than the Absence of Sin

For all of the bad press that secularism gets in religious (and particularly Catholic) circles, the fact is, secular culture often provides us with insights that are congruent with the proclamation of the Gospel. Case in point: this brief talk on happiness by Psychologist Shawn Achor is consistent with the approach to a healthy Christian spirituality. In fact, it is just this kind of thinking that inspired me to write my newest book, 7 Keys to […]