Showing posts tagged as 'personal-development'

The Art of Self-Discipline

Tags: Inspiration, Mind, Personal-development

March 13, 2012 08:48

Today's post comes from my friendTodd Burrier, who you've met on these pages before.I get Todd's posts just about every day, and he always has an uplifting message.This post is a big challenge, since many of us tend to lack self-discipline. Put a spy/mystery novel in my hands, and it doesn't matter what I was supposed to be doing, I can quickly let time slip away.I'm actually reading a new one...


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Starting Something New

Tags: Catholic-church, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Personal-development

March 08, 2012 06:13

In mid April, my good friend George and I are going to start out on a new adventure, and yesterday, we sat down over coffee to talk about it.George and I recently got accepted into a doctoral program at Catholic University of America in Washington DC. The program is somewhat specialized and it looks like there will only be about eight other people joining us on this three-year endeavor. We're...


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Overcoming Discouragement

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Personal-development

February 14, 2012 06:27

It's pretty easy to get discouraged, don't you think? I've been talking to a lot of people about discouragement lately, and it seems as though it's affecting just about everyone in one way or another.Maybe its your health, or finances, or relationships, or work, or your kids. It could be that you've been looking for a job for months, and you get rejected over and over. Or you might be...


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Be Forgiving

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Mind, Personal-development

February 09, 2012 06:30

I was talking to a friend early this morning. He had forgotten that he made a commitment to his coworker to meet earlier than normal, and the man had to wait for some time for my friend to show up. He wasn't happy.In life, things like this happen all the time. Sometimes, we're the person who forgets. Sometimes, we're the person left waiting. It's these little things in life that seem to drag us...


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The Dream Manager

Tags: Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Mind, Personal-development

February 07, 2012 06:39

The Dream Manageris a wonderful story of how a struggling company was able to turn things around because they helped their employees achievetheir dreams.Written in 2007 when we were living in better times, I believe the book has even more relevance today, since there are so many who are going through difficult times and might feel that their dreams will never come to pass.


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Make Every Day Count

Tags: Blogging, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Personal-development, Prayer

January 24, 2012 06:52

Sorry for the pause in my posts. I'm still getting over a bug I picked up, and the antibiotics have been slow to kick in.We've finally gotten some snow on the ground in my neck of the woods, and, gratefully, it hasn't been too much so as to cause a lot of problems. Snow is actually a very calming force in nature. I love the way it covers everything, gently reminding the viewer of how much we...


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Carbs Gone Wild- How To Tame Stress Eating

Tags: Diabetes, Inspiration, Nutrition, Nutritional-supplements, Personal-development, Type-ii-diabetes

January 10, 2012 05:38

I had the chance to attend a wellness seminar last night led by Dr. Laura Ruby. Dr. Laura works primarily with women to help them understand the relationship between chronic symptoms and core nutritional imbalances, environmental factors and poor lifestyle choices.I was one of the few guys there to hear what she had to say, and I left impressed with what I heard. When I got home, I jumped on to...


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To New Beginnings

Tags: Blogging, Ignatian-spirituality, Inspiration, Personal-development, Prayer

January 01, 2012 13:14

Happy New Year! I'm so grateful to have survived 2011, and am certainly ready to launch into 2012. How about You? That being said, 2011 was a great year for Making All Things New. I received a nice little year-end summary last night from the folks at WordPress, the blogging platform I use.Much to my amazement, this blog had hits from the following countries: United States, Canada, United...


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Getting Ready for 2012, Part III

Tags: Blogging, Inspiration, Personal-development, Prayer

December 30, 2011 16:55

Today was the day my retreat was supposed to end. Although I had to come home early, I guess you could say that I've remained in retreat mode.There has been a lot to ponder about 2011. Lots of difficult situations, but also plenty of grace-filled moments. Overall, I'm ready to move on. How about you?


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Something To Ponder Today

Tags: Inspiration, Personal-development, Prayer

December 29, 2011 17:31

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35O3E3T3GKQ]I was on-line earlier today, and caught a yahoo news blurb about the young man in this video. His name was Ben Breedlove, and he died on Christmas day from a congenital heart condition. I usually don't check the newsfeeds out, but I did on this one, and it's pretty powerful.As we transition from one year to the next, I think this video clip...


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