Category: Women

  • The Challenge of Aging Gracefully

    “Mom, can I count your grey hairs?” my nine-year-old asked me the other day as he started to poke at my head. He eventually abandoned the task, deciding that there were too many. Last week, I walked into my parents’ house and my mom declared, “Wow! I love your new haircut. It makes you look […]

  • Do We Allow People to Change?

    The other night, I had the pleasure of watching “You Again,” a fun, lighthearted comedy that will appeal to anyone who ever found herself at the bottom of the social ladder in high school. Featuring such stars as Jamie Lee Curtis, Sigourney Weaver, Kristen Bell, and Betty White, it explores what happens when women are […]

  • Book Review: “Where Do Sisters Come From?”

    Where Do Sisters Come From? by Elizabeth Ficocelli Illustrations by Shannon Wirrenga Waterford, MI: Bezalel Books, 2010 “Where Do Sisters Come From?” by Elizabeth Ficocelli is the perfect introduction to women’s consecrated religious life for children. In an era where Catholic children may be exposed to relatively few sisters, their way of life may seem […]

  • Book Review: Our Jewish Roots

    Our Jewish Roots: A Catholic Woman’s Guide to Fulfillment Today by Connecting with her Past by Cheryl Dickow BezalelBooks, 2010 Many Catholic women are ignorant of the Jewish roots of our faith and the rich tradition that we share with our Jewish brothers and sisters. Cheryl Dickow seeks to correct that with “Our Jewish Roots: […]

  • Unfulfilled Desires

    At Bible Study this week, my friends and I were discussing “passions” – those things that we feel strongly about. According to Quentin Hakenewerth, S.M., “a passion is emotional energy which is attached to some goal or object. Passions help us become lively and resourceful persons.” However, we need to attach this energy to something […]

  • Book Review: “It’s a Wonderful (Imperfect) Life”

    It’s A Wonderful Imperfect Life: Daily Encouragement for Women Who Strive Too Hard to Make It Just Right By Joan C. Webb Ventura, CA: Regal, 2009 If I had the money, I would buy a copy of “It’s a Wonderful (Imperfect) Life: Devotional Readings for Women Who Strive Too Hard to Make It Just Right” […]

  • Embracing the Need for Sleep

    It is no secret that most Americans do not get enough sleep. We know that sleep is vital to our health, mood, and general ability to function, yet when life gets stressful, sleep is often the first thing to go. Sometimes this is for reasons beyond our control. Most people who have had a baby […]

  • Beautiful at Any Age

    Claudia Herriman of Longmeadow, Massachusetts wrote a very insightful article for the Springfield Republican on her plans to get some plastic surgery done. She had been told repeatedly that the lines on her upper lip were making her look old and resolved to do something about it. After consulting with her doctor, she was informed […]