After back-to-back, wall-to-wall dance dress rehearsals and recitals this past week, we have reached a place of calm. At least for the time being. I keep checking the calendar, sure I must be missing something because it’s eerily quiet, too much white space in what is otherwise a totally full schedule. But I think it’s for real, even if it’s only a temporary reprieve. Read more
They say imitation is the highest form of flattery. I will not, however, be returning the favor.
See what you think. Jenna’s book came out a year after my book Cravings was published. The similarities are uncanny, no? Oh, and, for the record, all the credit for that cover — perhaps for both covers (wink, wink) — goes to the amazing folks at Ave Maria Press. Read more
Manic Monday has returned! It was always one of my favorite weekly posts back in the day, so I thought I’d resurrect it. At least for now. Here’s a little bit of everything, probably more than you need to know.
Viewfinder: So much to see this week, much of it not my own. My other half is visiting Rome for the first time, and so, of course, his photos have captured my heart. Here’s one, the view from his hotel window. Funny thing is, as soon as I saw this photo, I realized that the yellow building with the tan awning is the very same restaurant where I sought shelter from a ridiculous storm when I was in Rome almost five years ago. And now Dennis’ hotel window looks out on it. Kismet, even more than 20 years later. Read more
On this Feast of the Holy Trinity, I thought I’d share this excerpt on the ways the Father-Son-Spirit model for us what spiritual friendship and right relationship are all about. This is from Walking Together: Discovering the Catholic Tradition of Spiritual Friendship. Read more
As you know, I had a book signing at Pauline Books & Media on West 38th Street in Manhattan this week. Here’s a glimpse of the goings on… Read more
Stop by Pauline Books & Media, 64 West 38th Street in Manhattan, on Wednesday, Feb. 27, at 6:30 p.m. for a book signing to celebrate the release of my two new books, Cravings: A Catholic Wrestles with Food, Self-Image, and God, and Everyday Divine: A Catholic Guide to Active Spirituality. Read more
Here’s what Alex Blackwell of The BridgeMaker had to say about Cravings:
“In revealing this personal journey, Mary creates a safe space where readers can begin to reflect on their own relationships with food, and with themselves. Read more
Here is the YouTube recording of “What Are You Craving in 2013? Five Ways to Restore Sanity and Serenity to Your Relationship With Food,” a webinar I gave on Feb. 5, 2013, for Ave Maria Press. If you don’t want to listen to the webinar, you can read an abbreviated version of my talk below the YouTube recording, which also features a Powerpoint presentation. Read more
Just when I think I’ve said all there is to say about Cravings, I realize there’s a whole lot more. This week Cravings is featured on two podcasts and in a webinar. Read more