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Honoring Our Bodies

The key to cultivating a positive body image is recognizing that the true source of our beauty lies in the fact that we are temples of the Holy Spirit. There is something unsettling about a magazine that pats itself on the back for…

Walk This Way

Each Saturday morning Veronica Cogwin and Lisa Green lace up their tennis shoes and sneak out of their homes while the rest of the world sleeps. They get up before dawn and join a group of fellow women with two goals in mind: We will…

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…

Confession

For those of us who want to become saints, the Church tells us to “frequent the sacraments.” What does this really mean, though? There are, after all, seven. Should we become regular “wedding crashers”? No. “Frequent the…

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…