Be Yourself! A Journal for Catholic Girls {Book Review & Giveaway!}

***BLOG POST UPDATE *** The winner of the giveaway is reader Gian! Thank you to those of you who participated and for your readership!   Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links, which means the blog author may receive a commission if you click a link and purchase something that the blog author has recommended.Continue reading “Be Yourself! A Journal for Catholic Girls {Book Review & Giveaway!}”

A New Year’s Hope for Radical Acceptance, Greater Kindness and Deeper Truth

“Don’t you find it odd,” she continued, “that when you’re a kid, everyone, all the world, encourages you to follow your dreams. But when you’re older, somehow they act offended if you even try.” ~ Ethan Hawke, The Hottest State   On this New Year’s Eve, I am looking inward and claiming my personally perceivedContinue reading “A New Year’s Hope for Radical Acceptance, Greater Kindness and Deeper Truth”

You are the light of the world

Let there be peace on earth And let it begin with me. ~Seymour Miller & Jill Jackson, “Let There Be Peace on Earth,” 1955   It is a policy of mine to be neutral on this little blog, keeping the stories more about how I overcome my personal struggles, my path to a more peaceful andContinue reading “You are the light of the world”

Steadfast Simplicity

The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed — it is a process of elimination. ~Elbert Hubbard Striving toward minimalism is finally letting go of everything, and looking forward in anticipation toward all that will be gained in choosing to live and embody a simplerContinue reading “Steadfast Simplicity”

Joy: It’s Your Choice

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy.” ― Jalaluddin Rumi This blog post has been a long time coming–a year in the making, actually. The time away has been spent on rest and rejuvenation, intense personal renewal and reflection, an invaluable year spent refining myself in aContinue reading “Joy: It’s Your Choice”