How to Win at New Year's Resolutions

healthy living Feb 21, 2020

Every New Years the blog posts sound the same. If I hadn’t learned a few game-changers in the last year, I wouldn’t be adding to the noise. I want to share with you a few simple brain hacks that, if put into practice, will help you maintain your New Years resolutions this year.

These are the secrets to unlocking your greatest potential. Some of them might sound weird, but if you put them into practice, you will win your New Years resolutions. These tips are not for...

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I'll Be Home for Christmas

Christmas; The celebration of Christ’s birth, and typically, lots of family time. Even though it’s supposed to be a time of greater joy, for a lot of people the increased family time can equal greater stress.

It is possible, however, to navigate even the stormiest of family waters while retaining your joy for the season. It isn’t necessarily easy, but with a few tricks in mind, it is possible. Here are a few “mind-hacks” to help you get through it well.

1) Be...

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Why Our New Year's Resolutions Fail - And the One That Matters

healthy living Feb 14, 2020

The New Year: a time to symbolically start over. Resolutions provide an opportunity to “fix” ourselves and correct all of last year’s mistakes. We hope to discover a perfected, happier, better version of who we are.

You’ll find no shortage of articles in both secular culture and Catholic circles about how to improve ourselves. We set the bar at a nearly unattainable height for faith, family, finances, and health. “I should pray more.” “I should...

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4 Steps to Surviving Holidays

healthy living Jan 30, 2020

For a lot of us, the holidays are a magical time of year. They mean good food, holiday movies, and family togetherness.

The holidays can also bring along some less than ideal feelings. The scenario has been depicted in many a Christmas movie - crowded malls, overcooked turkeys, and family chaos. A time of the year that should be reserved for celebrating the birth of our Savior is oftentimes ravaged with stress. It can be hard to keep it together under the mounting pressure of decorating,...

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Daily Boundaries

healthy living Jan 18, 2020

As many of you know (and can read about in my bio section) I used to be a Franciscan friar. The friar’s life is one marked by living in vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, revolving around a schedule of work, play, and prayer. I happened to live this radically different lifestyle in the same city I now work as a “normal” married man (normal enough at least to no longer sport a shaved head, long beard, and gray monk-looking outfit). There are some pretty obvious...

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