November 3, 2019

I’ve been asked before if you should date while discerning religious life. I think the answer in general should be no. However, I get that people have a past, or a crush, or an unfulfilled wish to be with someone. I get that discernment, like life, is messy. I get the...

October 11, 2019

I was so happy to receive an advance copy of Pray, Decide, and Don't Worry from Ascension Press. I see a gap in Catholic literature for young adults about how to discern in the midst of Millennial problems- overwhelm, FOMO, overabundant screen time, fear of silence, la...

September 10, 2019

I cannot BELIEVE it's been 25 episodes! I will be spending the day dancing in my pink unicorn onesie. Hope you have something equally fun planned. 💃🏽 

First, here's are five super quick ways you can help support my ministry:

  • Write an iTunes review (seriously,...

August 26, 2019

This past week I watched the Matt Fradd Show featuring Tim Gordon (half of “TNT,” the pair who has broken much of the behind-the-scenes news on the crisis in the Church.) In case you didn’t catch it or the brouhaha on Twitter that followed, Tim alleged that he has indi...

June 18, 2019

In this moment I feel enlightened, discouraged, and feel as though we Catholics are TOTALLY selling ourselves short. just watched an interview with Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat, Pray, Love.) She professes no religion as far as I know but she came across as a heart-...

June 4, 2019

Do you feel stressed out and anxious that you'll "miss" your vocation? Do you get upset with God when you try to do everything right but still don't receive a definitive answer about what he wants you to do? Are you concerned that you will make the wrong life choices?...

May 7, 2019

“A mother’s love is forever,” goes the old saying. Unfortunately, this isn’t always true. A mother’s love sometimes ends where her issues begin. In my travels to speak I have connected with women whose mothers are estranged, overbearing, emotionally unavailable, or abu...

April 9, 2019

A few days ago, I got a text. It was one of my voice students “breaking up” with me. She said she had just lost motivation and was rethinking her decision to pursue a career in singing. Immediately a flash of insecurity hit me. Had I done something wrong? Was I the rea...

March 25, 2019

The Catechism doesn’t say anything about how to know when you’ve been spending too much time on Insta or when you need to walk away from Pinterest. Like many other areas of life, social media is morally neutral; however, you, being a smart cookie, are mindful that this...

February 26, 2019

There is no custom-designed soulmate for you. There; I said it. As I am already aware from having this debate on social media, some people will want to come after me with pitchforks. I’m okay with that. Just hear me out first, and wait for me to make a will so John and...

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