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Easter Weekend: From Mourning To Joy

Celebrating Life Over This Weekend As a practicing Roman Catholic, I look forward to the next few days. While today marks Good Friday, a day of mourning in the Church as it remembers the day that Jesus died on the cross, we get to look forward to Easter Sunday, when Jesus was raised from the

Why We Make New Year’s Resolutions

Will You Accomplish Your New Year’s Resolutions in 2015?  Happy New Year! As we set forth to accomplish our goals and resolutions, it is important to think about why we make New Year’s Resolutions in the first place. Traditions are an important part of society, but how did this tradition really come to be? Each

American Thanksgiving Traditions

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, many are thinking about American Thanksgiving traditions that their family can incorporate into their holiday. We all have our own family traditions, but these ones tend to replicate themselves across all fronts: The feast of course! Turkey, stuffing, gravy, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, pumpkin pie, apple pie, and cranberry

New Year, New You

I love the New Year.  It gives us a chance to start fresh, leave the past behind, and decide on a few key changes which can help towards our greater good.  Something about putting up that brand new calendar and writing a new number at the top of every page makes me feel a world

Celebrating New Years Eve 2014

Most people cannot wait for the New Year. It’s a chance to start over fresh, begin that new diet you’ve been meaning to start, but never did, or maybe pick up where you left off on your bucket list. The feeling of new beginnings is something we all look forward to. I know personally I

How to keep your New Year’s Resolutions

As 2013 draws to a close it is time to reflect on the last year and plan for the new one. Many people – myself included – like to do this with New Year’s resolutions. Making a resolution at the turn of the New Year is one of humanities oldest traditions. The Romans used to