Surprising Secrets Reading “50 Shades” Reveals About You.

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If you're a fan of the 50 Shades of Grey series of erotic fiction, a new study says that you might be more of an open book than you think.Young adult women who read "Fifty Shades of Grey" are more likely than nonreaders to exhibit signs of eating disorders and have a verbally abusive partner, finds a new study led by a Michigan State University researcher.Further, women who read all three books in the blockbuster "Fifty Shades" erotic romance series are at increased risk of engaging in … [Read more...]

Shocking News–Better Beware: The Nice People Are Coming to Get You

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I often joke on my radio program that I am on a campaign to stamp out "nice."  I have always been of the mindset that "nice" is Satan's plagiarism of charity and kindness.  Where charity and kindness seek the good of the other, stand up for what is true, and are intentional, mindful virtues, nice merely goes along to get along.  It has no aim. It has no intention. It has no principles.   It merely follows the path of least resistance on a perpetual quest to be liked.People sometimes give me a … [Read more...]

A Healthy Romantic Relationship Can Stabilize Neurotic People

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(H/T PsychCentral News)   A loving, romantic relationship can have a positive, stabilizing effect on a neurotic personality, according to a new study, published in the online edition of the Journal of Personality.“Neurotic people are rather anxious, insecure, and easily annoyed. They have a tendency towards depression, often show low self-esteem and tend to be generally dissatisfied with their lives,” said psychologist Dr. Christine Finn of the University of Jena in Germany. “However, we were abl … [Read more...]

The Difference Between Reasons and Accountability

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A friend of mine posted this reflection to her Facebook page.  I thought it offered some valuable insights and I wanted to share it with you.  She writes...I think I finally understand the relationship between reasons and accountability. There may be a very good and legitimate reason for something, but that doesn't erase my accountability.For example, I told someone I would complete a project by tomorrow. I'm not going to finish by then. The reason is that my son came home unexpectedly f … [Read more...]

13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do

An excellent list of signs of mental strength.  How do you measure up? … [Read more...]

Overcoming Bitterness: 5 Steps for Healing the Hurt that Won’t Go Away

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No one wants to be bitter.  It sneaks up on us.  Bitterness is unforgiveness fermented.    The more we hold onto past hurts the more we become drunk on our pain and the experience can rob us of the joy we can find in anything. Bitterness occurs when we feel someone has taken something from us that we are powerless to get back.  We hold on to the hurt in an attempt to remind ourselves and others of the injustice we've experienced in the hopes that someone will save us and restore what we've lo … [Read more...]

Coming Monday on More2Life Radio: FORGIVING YOURSELF (Plus, Win a Free Book! Details below…)

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Coming Monday on More2Life:  Forgiving Yourself--The Theology of the Body sets a high bar for our lives.  Most days, we are going to fail to reach that standard no matter how hard we try.  When that happens, we need to be willing to forgive ourselves and find the courage to try again. Today on More2Life, we'll look at what being forgiving of ourselves really means and what it takes to make it happen. Call in at 877-573-7825 from Noon-1 Eastern (11-Noon Central) with your qu … [Read more...]

Whatchu Talkin’ Bout, Popcak? (Or, what’s all this “dignity” crap?)

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I had a few people gently take me to task on my "Why do Catholics Bother?"  post which attempted to highlight the real reason Catholics are involved in healthcare, education, and social services (namely, NOT primarily to solve social problems but to stand for the dignity of the human person by means of solves those problems that undermine human dignity).The comments raised some excellent questions and I thought I would take a moment to respond more thoughtfully than a combox post would … [Read more...]


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