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It’s Advent once again. As we prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus, we naturally turn to Scripture and the Nativity story. As one of the mysteries we meditate upon in the Rosary, the story of the Nativity offers us so much to contemplate. I always like to pray for a corresponding virtue with each decade. For the Annunciation I pray for humility— the foundational virtue found in Mary to such a...read more
It’s a painful and perplexing thing for a Christian parent to have a child leave the faith as an adult when you have done all you can to raise them in a Catholic home. Not only are you upset with them, but you might feel forsaken or betrayed by God. So what should you do…and not do? Allison Ricciardi, LMHC provides some helpful suggestions on how to navigate through this disheartening and...read more
With the division in our country these days, it’s hard not to get discouraged, even angry. There are divisions in our families as well, sometimes related to politics, and many times related to differing moral perspectives. It’s hard to have a productive discussion when all sides are convinced they are right. Division is quite simply the devil’s calling card. And when we recognize division as...read more
It’s easy to get pulled into our society’s current raging turmoil of hatred and be consumed by it when you’re justifiably angry and feel alienated. We all carry inner wounds. It’s how we work through the hurts and offenses that matters. Allison Ricciardi, LMHC shares steps to overcome hate and live in the peace that surpasses all understanding so you can be part of the solution. Read...read more
Tips to survey our physical and social environments and our spiritual life to determine what’s working and what’s not so we can live a more abundant life.read more
Listen to audio podcast of Allison Ricciardi, LMHC on Relevant radio's 'On Call With Wendy Wiese' on this important episode if you've been diagnosed with breast cancer.read more
We’re certainly living in a frightening time—with monster hurricanes, earthquakes, and wild fires consuming a good portion of our country. Our nation is also in a moral storm of epic proportions. Where is God in all of this? It’s an age-old question and a great challenge to faith for many.read more
Boosting your immunity is critical to your overall long-term good health – mental, emotional, and physical health. Sadly, modern medical training largely omits natural and nutritional approaches so most doctors lack the basic knowledge that there are many more natural and nutritional options.read more
All of us has done the wrong thing – either from bad judgment, ignorance, a misunderstanding, or from just plain carelessness. Regardless of the reason for the blunder, it always produces a result that we do not want. What are we to do when we make a blunder? When we can’t take our mistakes back or fix the damage? We need to remember that with God, there’s always hope –...read more
Recent scientific research is verifying positive effects of a simple method that yields impressive benefits for overall health.read more
Allison Ricciardi discusses the what the book of Tobit has to say about praying and praying effectively. Learn the key components to effective prayer.read more
Listen to audio podcast of Allison Ricciardi, LMHC on Relevant Radio’s ‘On Call With Wendy Wiese‘ on the topic: Peace Between Siblingsread more