Sister John Dominic Rasmussen

The BEST Mental Health Practices for Infants and Toddlers | Dr. Karen Villa

“Parents tend to think that our kids can’t remember zero to five, so it doesn’t really matter what happened in zero to five. They are coding experiences from zero to five and what we call an implicit memory. So it’s like an unconscious memory and that will keep it down in body and in behavior, […]

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Neuropsychology | Dr. Karen Villa

“The quality of experiences and relationships and childhood impact brain development in a really profound way, which stood in contradiction to that ‘things are genetic purely and set in stone.’ So that’s the idea of interpersonal neurobiology: our experiences are the architects of our minds.“ Dr. Karen Villa Sr. John Dominic, O.P.: Welcome to ‘Mind […]

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Re-wiring Our Brains for Good

My name is Dr. Karen Villa. I am a developmental neural psychologist who works with children and families. My focus is on providing learning characteristic evaluations and working with children who are showing anxiety, attention, and concentration disorders. The field of study I subscribe to is called interpersonal neural biology. The basic idea is that […]

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Creating an Army of Goodness

Most Reverend Earl Boyea: I believe one of the reasons why living a virtuous life is thought to be so difficult is because our culture says, “Do whatever you feel like doing at any given moment.” Our culture encourages us to simply be responsive to stimuli; we are subliminally urged by our consumerist culture to […]

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Why is Virtue Essential in Our Culture?

In our popular culture, a lot of people think of religion as a duty, as a series of do’s and don’t’s. In fact, it’s a whole way of life – a relationship that brings us joy. All relationships require discipline, sacrifice, and commitment. Virtues provide this, helping us move along a path to grow and […]

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Why We Publish

Greetings and welcome to LED’s Education section! In this era of fast-paced technology, I am absolutely thrilled you have decided to stop by for a visit! I am Sister John Dominic, one of the foundresses of the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist. I have been involved with Catholic education now for over […]

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Cultivating Virtue to Battle Vice

We all have an innate desire for happiness. We all crave and want it. Nobody says they want to be miserable, nor that they want to have a life of pain and suffering. Everybody wants a fulfilling, happy life; but what do we need in order to be happy? Most people have come to realize […]

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SandyBrondello

Developing Character at Home and on the Court

My name is Sandy Brondello and I am a mother of two beautiful children: my son Brody is 9 and my daughter Jada is 6, and they both attend St. Thomas the Apostle School in Phoenix. I am a wife to my husband Olaf Lange, and I am also the coach of the Phoenix Mercury […]

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Virtue Program

James Kresta: It’s such a joy to be able to sit down with you and talk about the Virtue Program and all that you’re doing with the Dominican Sisters. As a former student, but also now as a father and as a husband, Natalie and I, with our own kids, have found this to be […]

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How a ‘Lectio Divina’ Journaling Practice Will Change Your Prayer Life

Sr. John Dominic In this episode, we’re going to talk about Lectio Divina, the importance of coming to know the person of Jesus Christ through reading Sacred Scripture. [Dr. Healy], I’d like for you to share your thoughts and reflections on that and the importance of Lectio Divina and coming to know Jesus Christ.  Dr. Mary Healy [Pope Emeritus […]

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