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Eileen Benthal

Eileen Benthal
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Eileen is a writer, speaker and wellness coach with a bachelor’s degree in theology from Franciscan University. She and her husband Steve live in Jamesport and have four young adult children. Email Eileen

In the end, love wins

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I see two things very clearly: We are all too quick to judge. And we all need to take more time to love.

The struggle — and hope — of starting over

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Everyone gets a chance to start over in little and big things in life. It’s hard for sure. These times are often called setbacks. I prefer to see these times as opportunities for new growth.

A Mother’s Day reflection

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To my fellow “medical mamas” the ones I know and the ones whose eyes I meet while walking through the hospital halls — I wish you endless strength today.

Immerse the world in the ocean of mercy

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The Divine Mercy devotion started with a nun in Poland

With faith, we can celebrate life — even in death

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To celebrate life, we must also face grief and death- but with hope.

Learning to take life one day at a time

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If you ask parents of kids with disabilities what they fear the most, many — if not all — would say, “the future.” It is the future that keeps us lying awake at night. The future is only as far as our worries take us.

Mute the distractions and embrace the sound of silence

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The first few days were a little hard. I had to delete apps to keep my focus and reduce the temptation to check in on my social media accounts.

Rediscover the benefits of fasting

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Ash Wednesday, March 6, marks the beginning of Lent. Eileen Benthal explains why she "got a jump" on Lent this year by beginning a 90-day fast on Jan. 21 — and the benefits she's found in the practice.

Appreciating life’s ‘ordinary miracles’

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Johanna Benthal is writing a book about how to change perspective and see miracles in everyday life — “ordinary miracles.”

Reflections on New York’s new abortion law

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Truly, I have no words to describe the grief I feel over the “Reproductive Health Care Act” — allowing abortions up to delivery — that was signed into New York State Law last week. Column by Eileen Benthal
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