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Clear Out Clutter

For Ann Marie McManus, home organization was not an innate ability. Shooting from the hip with cleaning and tidying worked okay when she had two children, but when her third baby came along, something had to give. “We moved from a…

Walk This Way

Each Saturday morning Veronica Cogwin and Lisa Green lace up their tennis shoes and sneak out of their homes while the rest of the world sleeps. They get up before dawn and join a group of fellow women with two goals in mind: We will…

Do Less This Advent Season

In an age of multitasking, many of us are trying to do more and be more—whether as spouses, parents, friends, volunteers, or co-workers. We’re overworked, overwhelmed, and over-leveraged. We might fool ourselves into thinking that if we…

Confession

For those of us who want to become saints, the Church tells us to “frequent the sacraments.” What does this really mean, though? There are, after all, seven. Should we become regular “wedding crashers”? No. “Frequent the…

What’s stopping you?

Regular physical activity may help prevent or delay the onset of chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and stroke. It also may also increase your energy and boost your mood. But many people don’t know…

Savoring the simplicity of Lent

by Jeff Young  For me, one of the most beautiful aspects of being Catholic is celebrating the liturgical seasons: Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, and Ordinary Time. There’s something so simple, so … human about this. The seasons ground us…

Healthy New Year

As someone who has been overweight, underweight, and is now at a healthy, happy place in my life, here are my own top five tips for achieving your health goals: 1. Learn how to eat mindfully. Eat like a young child. Children eat far more…