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Are You Truly Right?

Are You Truly Right? Recently I heard from someone who trains lawyers in how to evaluate potential jurors that a key question for attorneys to ask prospective jurors is “Do you have any bumper stickers on your car?” If the individual answers in the affirmative, then according to this procedure, that is reason enough…
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Becoming in 2019

Becoming in 2019 “What can we do? We can become a sign. Whatever happens, become a sign of joy and a fountain of divine love.” –Bede Griffiths, OSB As the new year is quickly approaching, it seems like it wasn’t all that long ago when we had this year’s resolutions on our mind.
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Part 2: Running to Empathy and Away from Ego

Part 2: Running to Empathy and Away from Ego In Part 1 of this series, we discussed how our ego-centric culture is driving our focus away from others and onto ourselves, making us a less empathetic population as a whole. Perhaps in technologically advances societies like the US, this problems permeates at a higher rate. In 2015, Guy Winch…
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Part 1: Running to Empathy and Away from Ego

Part 1: Running to Empathy and Away from Ego Today, it seems to me that I and everyone around me is constantly at war with their schedule. This battle with busyness is nothing new, and it only seems to intensify as we progress as a society. As our worlds become more interconnected through technology, it seems we constantly need…
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A Reflection on “Thin Places”

A Reflection on “Thin Places” In October of 2012, Patty Spears reflected on her recent experience at the Redemptorist Center for Renewal in the Sonoran Desert. Here, she served as the co-facilitator of Ascension Health’s program on management formation. She explains that she has spent a great deal of time here and in the companion…
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A Journey to True Self and Sainthood

A Journey to True Self and Sainthood In 2010, Patty Spears reflected on her trip to France on the Seton Heritage Pilgrimage in a blog post titled “Following a Saint to Become a Saint.” The purpose of this pilgrimage is to follow in the footsteps of St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac, founders of…
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Leadership Pilgrimage: A Program for Visionary Leaders

Leadership Pilgrimage: A Program for Visionary Leaders As a business professional, we know your responsibilities often feel insurmountable. We understand how many plates you spin to lead your employees, your families, and your lives well. We also know that in order to lead effectively and authentically, you need space to find spiritual depth and centeredness. The Seton…
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Experience Spiritual Growth Through the Mystic Heart Wisdom School

Experience Spiritual Growth Through the Mystic Heart Wisdom School If you feel weary from the pressures of this world, are curious about engaging your spirituality, or yearning to dive deeper into spiritual understanding, Seton Cove Spirituality Center is for you. Seton Cove is designed to welcome, rejuvenate, and educate men and women of all walks of faith. Our team…
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Why the term willpower should be avoided at all costs

“Willpower acts in a similar manner to a muscle: It can be depleted after mental exertion, it can be strengthened, and it can be fueled.” In a 2016 article Dr. Vic Strecher talked about the dangers of misusing the concept of willpower.  When Strecher began his…
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