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Overcoming Depression

Sarah was an active mom with three small children. She was involved in her weekly mother’s group and had offered to be the one to organize and run the group several times in the past. She was generally seen as a “go-getter” by her family…

The Cross of Infertility

“The cross of infertility is often a silent, heavy cross. The pain that we felt was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced,” Brenda True told Catholic Digest. Couples facing infertility suffer a deep pain that isn’t often talked about in…

Dance Your Way to Health

When was the last time you shimmied across a dance floor — or maybe just across your living room floor — and allowed all of your inhibitions to fade away? Maybe your boring, serious adult self hasn’t broken out in a full-bodied boogie in…

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Confession: I’m not a naturally happy person. My inner circle knows this, but to less intimate friends, casual acquaintances, and the clerk at the grocery store this might come as a surprise. I regularly dole out smiles and on the outside…

Honoring Our Bodies

The key to cultivating a positive body image is recognizing that the true source of our beauty lies in the fact that we are temples of the Holy Spirit. There is something unsettling about a magazine that pats itself on the back for…

How to eat like a Catholic

Healthy food habits aren't just good for the body: They renew the family, protect God's creation, and invigorate the soul. Throughout history, the Church has been at the forefront of “food movements.” Monks began brewing beer in the Middle…

Thirty Days to a Healthier You

Lord knows you try—a fridge full of lean meats and Greek yogurt, and those regular walks count toward something. But sometimes achieving and maintaining good health can just feel so overwhelming. It’s worth the effort, though. Not…

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…