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Do Less This Advent Season

In an age of multitasking, many of us are trying to do more and be more—whether as spouses, parents, friends, volunteers, or co-workers. We’re overworked, overwhelmed, and over-leveraged. We might fool ourselves into thinking that if we…

Clear Out Clutter

For Ann Marie McManus, home organization was not an innate ability. Shooting from the hip with cleaning and tidying worked okay when she had two children, but when her third baby came along, something had to give. “We moved from a…

Thirty Days to a Healthier You

Lord knows you try—a fridge full of lean meats and Greek yogurt, and those regular walks count toward something. But sometimes achieving and maintaining good health can just feel so overwhelming. It’s worth the effort, though. Not…

New Year, New You!

We all made our public announcements on December 31st: “This year, it will be different.” This year I will get organized, lose weight, save money, be a better version of whatever it is I already am. Setting goals is part of the fun of a New…

Is Yoga Sinful?

Some Catholics say yoga is a helpful exercise regimen. Others say it's the portal of hell. What's going on here? She told me her name was Janet and that she was in the office a couple of days a week. She was a trim, petite woman, probably…

How to eat like a Catholic

Healthy food habits aren't just good for the body: They renew the family, protect God's creation, and invigorate the soul. Throughout history, the Church has been at the forefront of “food movements.” Monks began brewing beer in the Middle…

Are vaccines safe?

There’s a lot of information available on vaccines, not all of it reliable. Here, pediatricians set the record straight: I’ve heard that vaccines are not needed because the diseases were disappearing even before the vaccines were developed.…