He coached for 35 years and, at De La Salle High School, a private, Roman Catholic school for boys in California, finished with a 399-25-3 record, including a national record 151 consecutive victories, which became the subject of a major motion picture. A number of his players went on to play and/or coach in the […]
Integrity strengthens relationships in teams, with vendors, and customers. When integrity is absent, there is a lack of trust and teamwork implodes.
Living with Clarity of Purpose As one who both loves the saints and has too little formal time for prayer each day, I have developed a tendency to link daily activities with intercessory prayer. One such example is my habit of inviting the spiritual friendship of St. Clare of Assisi every time I clean my […]
We all have habits—acquired behaviors that have become second nature. Some of those habits (e.g. brushing your teeth every day, exercising regularly, praying before meals) are good for you, while others (e.g. biting your nails, smoking cigarettes, wasting time on the internet or social media) compromise your physical and mental health, waste your time and […]
13 Reasons to Get Adequate Shut-Eye Do you wake up most mornings feeling rested, happy, focused, and full of energy? If the answer is no, you’re not alone. According to polls taken by the National Sleep Foundation, 80 percent of adults between the ages of 65 and 84 report having sleep difficulties—and the sleep they […]
One beneficial aspect of a quieter life pace during this period of COVID-19 social distancing is the time it affords us for introspection and learning. During these weeks when we are almost exclusively at home, I’ve rediscovered my love for sitting in a quiet place with a good book. I’ve also spent about thirty minutes […]
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been purchased at a price. Therefore, glorify God in your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19 With many around the nation sheltering in place to participate […]
While the world around us is awash in green and red decorations, we Catholic caregivers are called to set aside these weeks before Christmas to prepare in different ways. We will likely try to attend to the normal traditions of the season as we address cards, purchase gifts and attend social functions. But for those […]
As my mother continues to settle into her Memory Care facility, I endeavor on a regular basis to be present to her and my dad from miles away. I often find myself thinking back to the early days of what has felt like an ongoing “crisis” and wondering how we have gotten to this place […]
We all have blind spots. You know, those things that other people know about us, but we can’t see in ourselves. In this episode of By Your Life, we talk about blind spots and how to deal with them.