Tag: The Mindful Catholic

Smart technology will not save your life

Previously published in the Hughson Chronicle-Denair Dispatch. Reprinted with permission. We are Analog   I read “The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter” (2016) by David Sax. It sounded fun as I get looks like “I’m such a bore” when I ask someone not to interact with

Step back and Refocus

This week was all about stepping back. Activity, endless work (because it’s hard to step away when you love it) and the numbers dragged me down. Step back and choose to stop work.   Step back and sit in the backyard. There are sweet peas growing, a flower that seemed

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

How to see lady bugs in life’s road detour (or how to make lemonade out of lemons)

I saw the town’s community development director today. The last time he and I spoke, he was helping me begin my business as a life coach. “How are you liking your new gig?” he asked from the heights of his 6’5″ frame, referring to my work freelancing for the local newspaper.

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