12 Rules

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GOING BEYOND THE 12 RULES A Review of 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos by Jordan Peterson (Random House Canada, 2018, 448pp) By now, nearly everybody who reads and thinks in English knows about Dr. Jordan Peterson: a once-obscure University of Toronto psychology professor who first achieved fame—or notoriety, depending on your point of view—for…

Emotional health

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THE THREE FOUNDATIONS OF EMOTIONAL HEALTH It’s so easy to fragment people these days. In the western medical healthcare model we’ve become accustomed to, gone are the days of the country doctor who knew you well and treated all your ailments—usually starting with a good dose of common sense. Now, we see a host of…

Faith and doubt

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WHEN FAITH MEETS DOUBT Having grown up as a cradle Catholic, I’ve always had a conviction and commitment to my faith. It’s been the fundamental definition of who I am— a daughter of God. That understanding of myself has continually deepened as I’ve grown and matured into an adult. Over the years I’ve gained knowledge…

More about scruples

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HOW SCRUPLES HELPED ME UNDERSTAND REDEMPTION I’d wandered into a lonely chapel to pray, happy to find a tabernacle and some peaceful quiet. Some moments into my time before the King, a dryness in my nose was bothering me and so I distractedly picked it. I can’t remember if the wave of guilt came right…

It’s OK

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IT’S OK TO START WITH YOU Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from the upcoming book It’s Ok to Start with You by Mind & Spirit contributor Julia Hogan. Published by Our Sunday Visitor, Inc.  Chapter 1: What’s Really Going On When Jeffrey came into my office, he appeared to be on a path to success. He…