41 episodes

St Ignatius says, "He who goes about to reform the world must begin with himself, or he loses his labor.”

St Augustine pleads, "Let me know myself; let me know thee".

Bottom line: We can't change the world until we change ourselves.

Join me as we work to improve ourselves so that we can be light in the midst of darkness.

LifeSmything with Cynthia Burley Beauty So Ancient

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St Ignatius says, "He who goes about to reform the world must begin with himself, or he loses his labor.”

St Augustine pleads, "Let me know myself; let me know thee".

Bottom line: We can't change the world until we change ourselves.

Join me as we work to improve ourselves so that we can be light in the midst of darkness.

    41 - 5 Ways to Combat Loneliness on Valentines Day

    41 - 5 Ways to Combat Loneliness on Valentines Day

    Because of all the Valentine's Day media hype, so many of us end up feeling lonely on Valentine's day.
    However, what actually happens is that we allow ourselves to get manipulated into experiencing deep longing for a mate on this Valentine's day.
    IN THIS PODCAST
    Remember that Valentine's Day is just another day. Be thankful for your past failed relationships Celebrate your growth in your understanding and knowledge of courtship. Make contact with one person of the opposite sex. Spend some time with the God of love.

    • 14 min
    Ep. 40 - Are You Seeking God Through These 3 Wrong Ways (Mother Angelica)?

    Ep. 40 - Are You Seeking God Through These 3 Wrong Ways (Mother Angelica)?

    As some of you know, I am extremely attached to Amazon.
    Whenever I see a new book, I want it.
    Well, last week, I received, Mother Angelica's Guide to Practical Holiness. It's a wonderful, practical book that I highly recommend.
    In a chapter titled, "Three Keys to the Kingdom", she lists three types of people who seek God in the wrong ways.
    Through emotions (feelings). Through intellectual pride. Through a domineering will. Are You Seeking God Through One of These Three Wrong Ways?
     
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    • 10 min
    Ep. 39 - 5 Penances Catholics Can Do Instead of Self-Flagellation

    Ep. 39 - 5 Penances Catholics Can Do Instead of Self-Flagellation

    Sometimes when we want to suffer for our Lord, we are drawn to external mortifications and penances like self-flagellation (whipping), wearing hairshirts and cilices.
    Why is that?
    Two reasons - first, we want to go hardcore and in our minds, whipping yourself is EXTREMELY hardcore.
    The second reason, is one we might not like admitting.
    Maybe we find it easier to self-flagellate than to restrain ourselves from answering an insult?

    Dom Scupoli, in his book, the Spiritual Combat, suggests some other penances that we might do instead of, or in addition to, any external mortification.

    In this podcast, 
    IN THIS EPISODE: 5 Penances Catholics Can Do Instead of Self-Flagellation
    Silence & retirement; Humility & charity; Patient endurance of the greatest injuries; Render good for the evil of your enemies; Take care to avoid the smallest faults; EPISODE NOTES
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    • 16 min
    Ep. 38 - 8 Ways to Build Intimacy in Your Marriage

    Ep. 38 - 8 Ways to Build Intimacy in Your Marriage

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    Humans are driven to get married, first of all to procreate, but secondly to build a bond with another human being that you can trust with your life.
    You want to be with someone who understands you and will help you to get to heaven.
    Life is not easy and we are often so distracted by the cares and worries of life that we forget about our spouses.
    And so, the relationship grows cold.
    However, there are things that can be done to build intimacy in your marriage.
     
    IN THIS EPISODE: 5 FREELANCE JOBS THAT ARE PERFECT FOR STAY-AT-HOME-MOMS
    Physical intimacy Cook together. Having regular meal times. Playing board or card games. Date night! Give each other space. Communicate throughout the day Pillow talk EPISODE NOTES
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    • 10 min
    Ep. 37 - 5 Freelance Jobs That Are Perfect for Stay-at-home Moms

    Ep. 37 - 5 Freelance Jobs That Are Perfect for Stay-at-home Moms

    Teen vogue posted a guide to anal sex on Christmas Day.
    This is not the first time they posted this. It's almost like they do it to rile up Christians.
    This had me thinking about how important it is to either homeschool or put your kids in good Catholic schools, rather than risk the secular culture influencing them to abandon their beliefs.
    Some couples think their finances won't allow them to homeschool, although with budgeting, it is often possible.
    However, there is nothing wrong with a stay-at-home mom and being a Proverbs 21 woman and bringing in a little income, if she so desires.
    IN THIS EPISODE: 5 FREELANCE JOBS THAT ARE PERFECT FOR STAY-AT-HOME-MOMS
    Bookkeeping/Account Internet Marketer Writer Graphic Designer Seamstress EPISODE NOTES
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    • 19 min
    Ep. 36 – How To Dissolve Your Anger & Hate Through Prayer

    Ep. 36 – How To Dissolve Your Anger & Hate Through Prayer

    Sometimes anger and hate for someone is so intense that it makes us sick, but we keep being angry. Is there no way of dissolving the anger?
    Luckily there is a way and both religion and psychology confirm it.
    Now how would you like to get rid of your strong feelings of anger that both shame you and control you?
    Listen to the podcast to see how praying can help.
     
    IN THIS EPISODE
    Praying for someone decreases aggression. How praying causes cognitive "re-appraisal. How increases charity. Anger poisons us, not the person you're angry at. EPISODE NOTES
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    • 12 min

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