The Sand Dollar Lesson

God has a way of communicating that is so distinct to each of his sons and daughters. Remember, He knows us because He made us. It truly is in the silence that you hear Him speak, at least I have learned that over time. I hear Abba’s messages all day through the Gospel, the homily, from others, via songs, the Bible, and in Adoration. We talk all day long. I am never alone; He is always there. Along with my posse of saints, the Holy Spirit, Jesus, Our Lady, and of course my faithful Guardian Angel.

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What Happens When You Lose Discipline?

Anastasia called me crying, “I cannot do this!” Crying even louder, “I am a failure!” Loud sobs came through the headset of my phone. I wanted to crawl through it and give her a hug! She paused for a second, as if reading my mind, and uttered, “I have no willpower, why do I bother? I will be fat and like it!” At that moment I wanted to hug her tight! I said to Anastasia, “Have no fear, you are not a failure! You do have discipline, it is just hiding!” Anastasia chuckled, and we could now begin our session together.

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Is the Number on Your Bathroom Scale Weighing You Down?

By Colleen Mimnaugh
Director of Nutrition, Coaching Manager and Fitness Coach

Are you trying to overcome the insecurities you have about your body with a specific number on the scale? Is it working? If I had to take a guess, I’d say, no. Why? Because a number on the scale is never going to fill the void you are feeling or the insecurities you have about the way your body looks.

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Motivated or Dedicated?

By Colleen Mimnaugh
Director of Nutrition, Coaching Manager and Fitness Coach

Do you ever wonder when you decide to make a change in your life why it has to happen there and now? Why is it when we get that sudden rush of motivation through our bodies that we need to do that diet change or that work out plan, RIGHT NOW. Have you ever asked yourself why the change needs to come now?

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How Do We Go About Getting Out What We Want to Hold In?

During my son’s junior year of high school, my husband and I along with Michael’s amazing high school guidance counselors set out on the difficult journey of choosing a college. As all parents of college bound kids know, it is both a wonderful and sad time. I was excited for my son to begin the next incredible chapter of his life and sad because he would not be here every day. I would not get to see him every day and talk to him and just give him a hug! My mom heart was definitely being tugged. During this tour of colleges and all that it entails, my husband and I made the decision that we would not take out any loans nor would we have our son take on any debt.

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