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What happens when you do the thought work and you still feel stuck? When you still feel anger, resentment and confusion around a certain circumstance? Maybe it’s time to call a coach and do some emotional processing. I recently found myself in this scenario. For a few months, I felt a bit disconnected from God […]
It was the beginning of the pandemic. The world had shut down, sacraments were scarce, and in the midst of all of this, we discerned a cross-country move from Pennsylvania (my home state) to Texas (Albert’s home state) to be closer to Albert’s aging parents. This move, made with good intentions, wreaked absolute havoc on […]
I want to give you a glimpse into the interior life I have started to experience since beginning the Metanoia Catholic Academy. The theme of “safety” has come up a lot in my journaling over the last year. Usually it comes out as the phrase, “I’m not okay,” or, “I won’t be okay.” It took […]
On a Sunday afternoon last September, my husband, Eric, and I hopped into the car and headed off to Crossville, TN. We planned to take five days for a couple’s retreat at the mountain resort. When you’re raising a large family, working in mission through the Church, and your husband is clergy, time away is […]
My kids, and even many friends and family, will tell you that I frequently serenade them with lyrics by way of word association. They know that if they come down to the kitchen in the morning describing last night’s nightmare, I will regale them with, “Last night I had the strangest dream. I sailed away […]
During the first few months participating in the Metanoia Catholic Academy, I witnessed the transformations taking place in the group coaching calls, which occurred as we all learned how to challenge our thoughts. This made me ponder the question, “Could praying and asking a person questions really change the way they think?” With that in […]
“You should dance with the skeletons in your closet. Learn their names, so you can ask them to leave. Have coffee with your demons. Ask them important questions like, “What keeps you here?” Learn what doors they keep finding open, and kick them out.” – Unknown The last few months, I have done just that. […]
I remember the first time I got coached in Metanoia Catholic by Erin Ingold. I had just joined Purgative Way and signed up for the first coaching session offered to our group, “Cohort 3.” Truthfully, although I had invested in several secular coaching packages before deciding to become a Catholic Mindset Coach, I had never […]