Kathryn James

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6 Small Shifts to the Way You Talk That Will Make You (and Everyone Else) Happier at Work

Ask us how we're doing at the end of a long, stressful workday, and chances are you’ll hear, “I’ve been better” or some equally snippy response. …

The Catholic Faith is About Freedom Because Freedom is About the Truth

<b>Is faith in the Risen Lord a shield</b> against a growing political and cultural absolutism in America today?<p>If yes, it may explain why a growing number …

C. S. Lewis on the Purposes for Suffering

As Harper Lee gets ready to release her follow-up to <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i>, I've enjoyed her comments on C. S. Lewis -- which apparently includes impersonations of her former lecturer at Oxford -- and particularly her assessment of his work,<p>"the greatest Christian apologist of the twenty …

10 Hopeful Quotes That Will Help You Through Challenging Situations

Life is filled with difficulties. How we confront our challenges is precisely what makes us great. Nobody ever reached greatness on a silver platter. …

There’s no such thing as work-life balance

Photo: iStock<p>By any yardstick, Alain de Botton is among the finest contemporary philosophers. It is only appropriate then that we turn to him to …

Five Things To Keep in Mind for the Feast of the Transfiguration | Behind the Catholic Counter

Today is the Feast of the Transfiguration! In light of this significant feast, here are five things to keep in mind and reflect on as you go through …

Our Soul, the Hermit

"Whenever you pray, go to your room, close your door, and pray to your Father in private…” <i>(Matthew 6:6)</i><p>"Brother Body is our cell, and our soul is the …

Why You Need to Tell Your Fans About Facebook News Feed Changes

Anyone who is active on Facebook knows all too well their News Feed seems to always be changing, and not always for the better. The algorithm that …

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How to think about Islamic State

Violence has erupted across a broad swath of territory in recent months: wars in Ukraine and the Middle East, suicide bombings in Xinjiang, Nigeria and Turkey, insurgencies from Yemen to Thailand, massacres in Paris, Tunisia and the American south. Future historians may well see such uncoordinated …

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Stop Trying to Achieve Work-Life Balance

“<i>Work-life balance is a concept that has us simply lashing ourselves on the back and working too hard in each of the three commitments. In the</i> …

The Kindness Cure

Mindfulness meditation is best known for its positive effects on practitioners’ brains and bodies. My research suggests it may also encourage compassion toward others.<p>How do you cultivate compassion? How do you ensure that at the end of the day, it’s your kindness and generosity for which you’ll be …

9 Untapped Ideas to Promote Your Local Business Online

Many small business owners and entrepreneurs don’t even suspect how local SEO is important to market your business and they are not involved in it at …

God Will Give You More than You Can Handle

Christians can make the strangest claims when comforting those who are suffering. What do you say to someone whose life is falling apart? If you have …

Social Vampirism: The Needy Personality

<b>Needy types are people who drain your energy because they constantly require your attention, affection, or affirmation. In fact, they are desperate</b> …

3 Things to Remember When You’re Feeling Hopeless

It’s a conundrum. As citizens and conscientious Catholics, we want to (and should) keep informed of current events.<p>That’s not easy. When our …

43 free career-advancing courses you can take (and actually finish) this summer

Yes, summer is the perfect time to relax and recharge. But, it's also the perfect time to pick up a few new skills. Put that relaxed brain (and work …

Communicating a Corporate Vision to Your Team

Amit* manages a team of 40 people around the globe for a massive tech company. After months of furiously working on a new product to be the first to market, his boss told him that the company’s strategy had shifted. The product’s launch plans were then delayed, and competitors began gobbling up …

It’s all for Something.

Your heart needs to break open from time to time.<p>It’s how we transform and grow as human beings.<p>If you’ve never had your heart broken open by loss …

Pope Francis: Islamic State atrocities are like Early Church persecution

Christians who suffer torture and murder by ISIS are like the first century Christians who were "besieged by persecution", according to the …

Seraphim of Sarov: In the Fullness of the Spirit of God

Then Father Seraphim took me very firmly by the shoulders and said: “We are both in the Spirit of God now, my son. Why don’t you look at me?”<p>I …

Prayer: Something Very Simple

It is enough for you to be with Me.<br>This is all I ask of you.<br>I do not ask for elevated thoughts,<br>or for emotional outpourings,<br>or for nicely constructed …