https://www.amazon.com/Awareness-Opportunities-Reality-Anthony-Mello/dp/0385249373 The 50-year-old art teacher and I sat in her incensed meditation room and sorted through her books. We came across this book, and knowing that I was Catholic, she suggested that we read it together. (It is written by a Jesuit priest after all.) I was in my 20's and did not fully grasp… Continue reading Awareness: The Perils and Opportunities of Reality
I'm sure you have already heard of the power of positive thinking and of the placebo effect, but have you heard of the nocebo effect? Erik Vance, the author of Suggestible You: The Curious Science of Your Brain’s Ability to Deceive, Transform, and Heal, says, "Nocebos are probably more powerful than placebos. All the evidence… Continue reading Say NO to Nocebos!
I despise wasting hours scrolling through possibilities of movies when I just want to unwind at the end of the day. And what is even worse is when I spend an hour watching a movie that turns out to be super cheesy, has terrible acting, or is graphic and disturbing. I do not want to… Continue reading Heartwarming Movies to Stream Right Now
"Everyday God is showing you that you are loved in 10,000 ways. And we are lucky if we notice 1." A spiritual director told me this once. And when she said it, I knew immediately that it was true. How often do I listen to the people sitting across from me and hear God's love… Continue reading The God of Surprises!
Click here for a link to Amazon If you know anything about Christian mystics, you have probably heard of Julian of Norwich, famous for the words Jesus told her in a vision, "All shall be well, and all shall be well, and absolutely everything shall be well." I have felt an awe for her ever… Continue reading All Shall Be Well