Patty Kogutek, author of “A Change of Habit,” has helped thousands cure their anxiety, living “guilt-free.” Living as a Catholic nun for 7 years, and working her way through a 12 year failed marriage, Patty gathered “7 Secrets to Guilt-Free Living” that gave her the courage and the permission to finally follow her heart putting the expectation of others aside.


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Adriana Trigiani “Patty Kogutek is a spiritual dynamo! She may have had a Change of Habit but when it comes to life, never a change of heart. She is all about friendship, family and faith, and writes of all three with verve.” -Adriana Trigiani Bestselling author of Big Stone Gap

Wise Men Still Seek Him

As we are busy packing up the decorations, taking down the tree, and wrapping the figurines from the crèche scene, we cannot lose sight of the holy day that we haven’t even celebrated yet. That is the feast of the Epiphany, ending the official 12th day of Christmas. Their message is important because we see ourselves in the message of the 3 Magi. The Wise Men sought out the birth of Jesus following the light of the star.  Like the Wise Men we must continue to search and seek out the Divine in our daily lives in this upcoming New Year? But where in this crazy world do we find God living amongst us? I’ll liken my big “Christmas learning” as “Finding Waldo”. Reading that children’s book, “Where’s Waldo”, we are invited to search for Waldo in a field of distractions. Waldo is disguised, blending into the background of ordinary pictures. After picking our way through the maze of distractions, we joyfully declare, “there he is”, when we finally identify our man, Waldo. Like looking for Waldo in an array of color, lines and images, we seek God amongst our everyday lives. We have to keep our eyes and hearts on alert to identify God masquerading in our daily routines asking ourselves, what is God inviting me to learn, to give or experience during this particular event? God isn’t going to pop off the page of life. We still need to take an active part to keep up our part of the relationship. As we enter this New Year let’s adopt the intention of seeking God in each situation that arises.... read more

You Can Take It With You….

You CAN take it with you, and you SHOULD take it with you! I’m talking about all the love, peace and joy that you experienced over this holiday season. Take it with you into this upcoming New Year. Think of all the love that people showered on you in the days leading up to your celebration. Love came in the forms of concerns in the baking, preparing, wrapping, decorating, connecting and reaching out. Think of all the clerks putting in extra time and effort to meet shoppers’ needs. Think of the mail, UPS, FedEx and Amazon delivery people working long hours into the night to make sure you received your orders in a timely fashion. Think of all the clergy and choirs that practiced overtime to ensure your beautiful service. Think of all the grocery store clerks standing hours on end checking your items making sure you have what you need for your celebrations. Many people, known and unknown went out of their normal way to make your holiday a happy one, showing you the real reason for the season. You experienced a season of love. If we don’t take this love into the coming year, we will have missed the whole reason for all the celebrations. How do we take this season of love into the New Year? -Is it friendliness and courtesy? Good, but not enough. -Taking care never to hurt anybody? Very good but still not enough. -Praying each day for all who are in need? Very good indeed, but still not enough. This Christmas season shows us what real love looks like and what it... read more

Christmas Note to Self

Christmas Note to Self The celebration of Christmas gives us that reflective moment to consider our own birth and our own “reason” to be here. Do you know your earthy “mission?” “What’s my purpose in life?” I asked the void. “What if I told you that you filled it when you took an extra hour to talk to that kid about his life?” said the voice. “Or when you paid for that young couple in the restaurant? Or when you saved that dog in traffic? Or when you tied your father’s shoes for him?” “Your problem is that you equate your purpose with goal-based achievement. The Universe isn’t interested in your achievements….just your heart. When you choose to act out of kindness, compassion and love, you are already aligned with your true purpose. No need to look any further!” (Unknown) How beautifully this demonstrates how we follow God’s greatest commandment: “to love one another as I have loved you.” Wow…what a charge, to love as God has loved us. But let’s not be overwhelmed with this weighty responsibility. Remember to keep a watchful eye on the little things and all will fall into place, fulfilling your bigger mission in life. Just imagine if we all tended to the little things around us each day, what a big difference it would make. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. “ – Mother Teresa What do you see when you throw a pebble in the water – waves moving out to make rings, very small at first and then expanding... read more

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