Tag Archives: mindfulness

Living in the present moment

I was listening to a Super Soul podcast with Oprah Winfrey interviewing Eckhert Tolle and as they were talking about the present moment I had a helpful insight. In the midst of all this stress and daily projection and worry … Continue reading

Posted in local, New York State, Spiritual | Tagged , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Expressing doubt is normal and healthy

Today I posted a picture of my rosary on Instagram and posed a rhetorical question about the effectiveness of that ancient prayer. The only way I learn is by experience and asking questions. That led one of my followers to … Continue reading

Posted in local, prayer, Spiritual, St. Bonaventure | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Earth Day 2020

We can no longer exploit the resources of this earth—the trees, the water, and other natural resources—without any care for coming generations. Common sense tells us that unless we change, we won’t survive. This Earth Day let’s resolve to live … Continue reading

Posted in local, Spiritual, technology | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Hail Mary

Most football fans know that a “Hail Mary” is a desperate pass to the endzone hoping that one of your receivers can catch the ball and get the win for your team. Earlier today my friend Brother Kevin Kriso, OFM … Continue reading

Posted in prayer, Spiritual | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The real miracle is walking on earth

In the spring of 1996 our family journeyed to Salt Lake City, Utah as part of a family vacation and visit to a friend. While we were there I visited a bookstore which is one of my favorite things to … Continue reading

Posted in Books, prayer, Spiritual | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Breath of life

It’s that season in the United States when some folks roll out the “real Christian” card and it’s usually around a woman’s right to choose. I hope most folks choose life. I’m glad my Mom chose life. Even with its … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Particular Notes of Hope

Almost Everything: Notes on Hope by Anne Lamott My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is a great book as are all the books I’ve ever read by Anne Lamott. This one had some key insights for me or maybe … Continue reading

Posted in Gratitude | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Coming home

It’s been a great two days of retreat at Mt. Irenaeus. I needed to get some time alone with nature. I live a good life and have a lot of contentment, but there is something special about coming here to … Continue reading

Posted in Franciscan, Gratitude | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Contemplative practice in education

For the second time in the last four years I am embarking on an educational journey at St. Bonaventure University. Yesterday and today were my first classes at the Franciscan Institute. I’m taking a course called “Retrieving a Franciscan Philosophy … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Franciscan, Spiritual | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Yoga for teachers

In the past year I’ve discovered that there are many teachers who are stressed about a variety of things. For many it involves high stakes testing and tying their evaluations to the results of those tests. For others its a … Continue reading

Posted in Education, Spiritual, technology | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment