In 1546, Italian physician Girolamo Fracastoro proposed a theory that epidemic diseases are caused by transferable tiny particles or “spores” that could transmit infection by direct or indirect contact or even without contact over long distances. This was an entirely revolutionary idea. His theory laid the groundwork for germ theory, which revolutionized science and medicine […]
My friend Jen Manglos is a writer, a spiritual director, and a retreat expert (at the end of this post, you can learn a little more about her and her work). She has created and led retreats in a variety of settings, for many different groups and individuals. And she has generously created a personal […]
Great God, creator of all that exists, you humbled yourself and took on the substance of your own creation. May we deny our own entitlement for your sake and the sake of others this Christmas. You slipped into the bondage of time and space so you could be one of us. May we lift our […]
You may have noticed I’m getting ready to launch a new book. Blessed Are the Unsatisfied releases February 13, and I’m excited! This book is about the spiritual freedom that comes when we admit the truth: We are unsatisfied people. That doesn’t mean we don’t all have some level of satisfaction in our lives and […]
Imagine it’s Christmas Day. Your loved ones have gathered; the children have shaken, weighed, and squeezed every package under the tree; and now it’s time to open them. Everyone settles in, the gifts are distributed, and the room resounds with the noise of tearing paper. “Thank you! It’s just what I wanted,” someone cries. “Wow, […]
We litter our own yards with plastic figurines and wrap lights around every object that will serve: trees, light poles, bushes, and buildings. We listen to the same music over and over, year after year, and we sing with gusto about horses, buggies, sleighs, and bells as if these were common to our everyday experiences […]
This year, to celebrate the holidays, I’m once again offering a special giveaway for Christmas: three free coaching sessions! Subscribe to my newsletter before December 24, and you’ll be automatically entered to win. I’ll contact you by December 31 if you win. Enjoy the season!
It’s December! I love this time of year, but I’m also aware that it’s a season of both light and darkness—figuratively and literally. I’ve recorded a short video with some thoughts on what that means for me. Enjoy, and bask in the light!
Are you looking for a life-changing gift this season? I have a great idea for you: coaching. Now through 12/31, I’m offering 50 percent off coaching when you pay for it as a gift to someone else. If you want to take advantage of this, or you want to know more about what my coaching […]
There was a time when I was nearly powerless against my own emotions. Growing up as a sensitive person in a household made confusing by my mother’s schizophrenia, I learned to mask my feelings well—but that was the only way I knew how to handle them. And when bad things happened, my plans didn’t work […]
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