So, today at 5 p.m. I will begin a week long MEDIA FAST... This means NO facebook. NO instagram. NO Words with friends. NO snapchat. No twitter. NO TV. NO netflix...etc OH. MY. Goodness. Part of me feels a slight panic as I prepare for this and part of me feels an overwhelming sense of freedom and lightness. I'm not going to lie... I LOVE social media. I do. I love all the … [Read more...] about ONE Week Media Fast!….and Go….
When I was a senior at Marquette University, I started wondering….”what next?” I would soon graduate with a degree in psychology and knew I wanted to get out in the world and help. But how? Where? I had actually contemplated applying to the Peace Corps when a dear friend of mine, Eileen, told me about the Jesuit Volunteers Corps. Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) supports organizations … [Read more...] about JVC Reunion
Growing up in a big Italian, Catholic family we would always talk about what we were going to "give up" for lent. Each year I would try my best to give up... chocolate (nah, didn't work), bread (darn, it was hard) and all sorts of other things. As I got older and started in the Presbyterian church, I learned that instead of giving up things, I could add special things to my 40 days... But I … [Read more...] about How I spent 40 days of lent
I spend a lot of time talking about being PRESENT; especially as a mom. The idea of being in the MOMent has never meant so much to me as a mom as it does right this minute... When my kids were little, I mean like diapers-and-naps- little, women would always approach me and say, "Oh dearie, enJOY this MOMent... it goes by so fast." Many times I would look at them and be like... REALLY? … [Read more...] about Never so important as it is TODAY
This is not your usual "love" post... About a month ago, I was having one of those (seems to be daily) talks with my teenage son about getting things done, picked up, put away...etc.... You know the kind of daily "talks" we as moms seem to have oh so often with our kids. In the middle of the conversation he told me to "Stop right there". I was caught off gaurd and asked him why. He then … [Read more...] about 28 days of love
Ok, so you might look at the title of this weeks challenge and think... how will this week's list make me less stressed... Let me explain. This past week, my sweet husband was on a mission trip in Havana, Cuba! He was gone 7 days. While he was gone I was thinking about all of the little things I miss when he is away. Little things that get lost in the everyday in and outs of life. Little … [Read more...] about Week 8 ~ I – Take – You – For – Granted – List
We as women, are a very complicated lot! Yes? yes. We suffer, often, from the Paralysis of Analysis. Over-thinking EVERYTHING! Which then makes us feel like we have NOTHING. Here's a great example of that principle... I walk into my jammed packed closet and feeling kind of ughhhh, I look around and realize I have NOTHING to wear! Not A Thing... really? REALLY? A whole closet full and … [Read more...] about Week 7 ~ making a WHO YOU GONNA CALL list