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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S., MSc.March 28, 20235 min read

The Beam in Your Eye: Thinking Traps that Can Blind You

A discussion about thinking traps, how we can overcome them, and how they are a segue for us to become the best version of ourselves.
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Joel FernandesMarch 20, 20232 min read

Overcoming Loneliness, Isolation, and Failed Relationships

Take a look at the numbers for marriages and divorces and then see how love is the answer to overcoming loneliness.
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Magis CenterFebruary 25, 20238 min read

Almsgiving: in the Bible, as Justice, and Everyday

Almsgiving is the act of giving our abundance to others—it is an act we should carry out daily and see as a means of justice.
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Magis CenterNovember 11, 20226 min read

The Interior and Exterior Consequences of Original Sin

What effects are left by original sin? These are both the interior and exterior consequences of original sin and how we can overcome them.
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S., MSc.October 10, 20224 min read

The Positive and Negative Effects of Religion

Throughout history, faith has been intrinsic to the human experience but what are the effects of religion on happiness, civic engagement, and health?
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S., MSc.September 17, 20226 min read

Positive Emotions and the Virtuous Life

Using psychology, this article examines why we have positive emotions and what role they play in developing a virtuous life.
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Maggie Ciskanik, M.S., MSc.July 7, 20224 min read

Living with Happiness and Purpose

Maggie Ciskanik dives into the discussion of how to live a life with happiness and purpose through the lens of psychology.
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John ClarkJanuary 13, 20227 min read

The Reluctance Of Males To Become Men: Failure to Launch

John Clark discusses the male reluctance to become men by analyzing Failure to Launch syndrome and arguing for perfect happiness as the answer.
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Bill SchmittSeptember 8, 202111 min read

Between the Lines, Young Writers Reveal Hope

Ultimate happiness and culture-healing result from teaching skills that allow students to use meaningful communication and push conversations forward.
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Bill SchmittJune 12, 20217 min read

Jordan Peterson Returns, and We See Ourselves

I feel duty-bound to bring the good news that a spiritually enriching drama is now playing on You Tube: the return of Jordan B. Peterson, Ph.D.
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Magis CenterSeptember 29, 20204 min read

Suffering and God's Top Priority

Why doesn't God remove suffering from your life—despite your many pleas for relief? Fr. Spitzer explains God's top priorities in suffering and healing.
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Magis CenterJune 21, 2020< 1 min read

The Secret to Happiness: Living for Others

In this video clip from 'Happiness: the Series,' Fr. Spitzer describes level 3 happiness: the happiness of living for others.
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