Category: Reviews

What I Learned This Spring

I used the calendar to jog my memory of what took place during the past three months. It is late in the game to make this reflection. Nevertheless, let’s begin.   1 It is worth it to travel for a good haircut. I am sure there are a lot of

Essential Projects for Summer

If you had a chance to sign up to receive the free ebook, A Mother’s Grief: Reflections on the Holy Rosary, click here. This offer ends May 31! I have heard it said Memorial Day kicks unofficially kicks off the summer season.     How will I approach this new

Learning to Let Mindfulness Fill the Gaps Through “The Mindful Catholic”

Previously published in the Hughson Chronicle-Denair Dispatch.     I learned about Dr. Gregory Bottaro’s book, “The Mindful Catholic,” and thought first, “this could be helpful for my writing” and then, second and more sheepishly, “I probably need that.” It is a self-help book, a how-to book in the practice

Life after death: a garden path out of loss and trauma

It was fragrant, beautiful and messy. Much like this year. Like garden, I am finding my way after loss and trauma.

“Grace Like Scarlett”: A Book to Help Women Lean into Grief

Today, I share with you a book I encountered that may be useful in your life or in the life of someone you know. It is about miscarriage…

a seasoned hostess’ tips for successful soirées

Photos of the week… the secrets to hosting I am an extrovert. As an extrovert, a good party invigorates me. As a mother of four, we can stay longer and visit more if the party is at our house. The day of parties came after two days of rain brought

What I Learned This Winter

Previously published in the Hughson Chronicle & Denair Dispatch. When do you take the opportunity to look back? We often do it at the turn of the New Year, or at the end of a time commitment, like a month-long fast from shopping or alcohol. We live in a 24/7

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