Lack of focus and concentration. We all have it at some time or another. Blaming your lack of focus and concentration on others is not the way to go. It is usually far-fetched to think you are suffering from a medical or mental issue given your inability to focus in stressful situations or to concentrate during a business meeting. But there are some things you could change in your daily life that might improve your concentration. Continue reading 4 Ways To Boost Focus And Concentration
Your world is full of stressors and while a short burst of stress here and it is normal and a part of life, chronic stress is another matter. Exposure to long-term stress can alter your genes, increase inflammation in the body, and cause a wide variety of serious health issues that affect the body and mind. Coping with chronic stress is a constant struggle for many people. Continue reading 11 Unhealthy Methods of Coping with Chronic Stress
When you hear the word stress or see it written before you, you know what it is, right? However, if you were to define it, you would probably find that your response differs from thousands of others. The official definition of stress, as per the National Institutes of Health is “how the brain and body respond to any demands.” The response is your body’s defense. Continue reading 7 Healthy Methods of Coping With Chronic Stress
Mother’s Day is right around the corner. Are you ready? Moms cook. They clean. They cart kids around to doctors’ appointments and sporting events. Usually, they sacrifice so that their kids can have things. I know my first Mother’s Day, I had a 3-month old little boy…and my husband forgot!! Not even a card! Oops. Don’t be that person. Don’t forget about your wife or mom this year. Be sure to buy her a Mother’s Day Gift. Continue reading Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day – Don’t Forget Her This Year!
Meditation for Lent
from St. Thomas Aquinas.
Translated by Father Philip Hughes, 1937.
Tuesday, Feb 13: Our Lord is Scourged
Ash Wednesday, Feb 14: Death
Thursday, Feb 15: Fasting
Friday, Feb 16: The Crown of Thorns
Saturday, Feb 17: The Grain of Wheat
Sunday, Feb 18: It Was Fitting That Christ Should Be Tempted
Monday, Feb 19: Christ Had to be Tempted in the Desert
Tuesday, Feb 20: Christ Underwent Every Kind of Suffering
Wednesday, Feb 21: How Great Was the Sorrow of Our Lord in His Passion?
Thursday, Feb 22: It Was Fitting That Christ Should Be Crucified With the Thieves
Friday, Feb 23: The Feast of the Holy Lance and the Nails of Our Lord
Saturday, Feb 24: The Love if God Shown in the Passion of Christ
Sunday, Feb 25: God the Father Delivered Christ to His Passion
Friday, Mar 2: Feast of the Holy Winding Sheet
Saturday, Mar 3: The Passion of Christ Wrought Our Salvation by Redeeming Us
Sunday, Mar 4: It is the Passion of Christ That Has Freed Us From Sin
Monday, Mar 5: The Passion of Christ Has Delivered Us From the Devil
Tuesday, Mar 6: Christ is Truly Our Redeemer
Wednesday, Mar 7: The Price of Our Redemption
Thursday, Mar 8: The Preaching of the Samaritan Woman
Saturday, Mar 10: The Passion of Christ Reconciles Us to God
Sunday, Mar 11: Christ by His Passion Opened to Us the Gates of Heaven
Monday, Mar 12: Christ by His Passion Merited to be Exalted
Tuesday, Mar 13: The Example of Christ Crucified
Wednesday, Mar 14: The Divine Friend
Thursday, Mar 15: The Death of Lazarus
Friday, Mar 16: The Precious Blood
Sunday, Mar 18: The Passion of Christ
Monday, Mar 19: The Passion of Christ is a Remedy Against Sin
Tuesday, Mar 20: The Burial of Christ
Wednesday, Mar 21: On Being Buried Spiritually
Thursday, Mar 22: Which is the Greatest Sign of His Love Our Lord Has Given Us?
Friday, Mar 23: Our Lady’s Suffering in the Passion
Saturday, Mar 24: How We, Each of Us, Should Wash One Another’s Feet
Sunday, Mar 25: Christ’s Passion Serves Us as an Example
Monday, Mar 26: It is Necessary that We Be Wholly Clean
Tuesday, Mar 27: Christ Preparing to Wash the Apostle’s Feet
Wednesday, Mar 28: Three Things are Symbolised by the Washing of the Feet
Thursday, Mar 29: The Last Supper
Friday, Mar 30: The Death of Christ
Saturday, Mar 31: Why Our Lord Went Down to Limbo
“But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” – Joshua 24:15 Continue reading The Family Legacy
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.” – Proverbs 3:5-6 Continue reading When Trust Is Hard
Habits. We all have them. Good ones and bad ones. Many times we need to change those habits to have a healthy lifestyle. We need healthy habits. Continue reading 5 Healthy Habits You Can’t Live Without
“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.” – Psalm 139:14 Continue reading Reflecting on Your Identity
“A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy.
He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd.
So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him,
since Jesus was coming that way.” – Luke 19:2-4, NIV Continue reading When Giving Is a Struggle – Devotional About Giving