Earlier this month I participated in my first ever retreat, called “The Retreat in Daily Life.” It was a week-long retreat which took place in tandem with my work day; 30 minutes of prayer on my own in the morning, complemented by 30 minutes of scheduled discussion with a spiritual guide in the afternoon at […]
Author Archive: Jared Tomanek
J.Q. lives in the country of Texas with his wife Denise, a Southern Belle from Trinidad and Tobago, and his three children. He holds two graduate degrees from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio, an MBA and Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Franciscan University of Steubenville. Having taught for five years in Catholic education, he now works in the construction industry in Victoria, TX. He is a parishioner of Holy Family of Joseph, Mary, and Jesus Parish in the Diocese of Victoria.
Clare, a fictional person, is a wife and works outside the home. She and her husband have two boys. They go to a Catholic school called Western Academy in Houston, TX. She is employed by a top three Houston recruiting firm. The scenario, not unrealistic at all, is left without resolution so that the reader […]
Jim runs a small business. He helps other businesses setup computer networks and troubleshoots other business needs. Lately, business has been growing faster than normal. As the pace quickens, he has become more stressed and spending more time in the office. What he never anticipated was the retention of his employees beginning to fade. His […]
In 1943, a psychologist, Abraham Maslow, offered a paper called “A Theory of Human Motivation.” I think just about every introduction class for college psychology and education at least mentions this “hierarchy of needs.” Where do we find this in our Catholic literature? The Catholic Church is pretty much the expert of the human person, so […]
Sally is a blue chip recruit from one of the best business schools in the U.S. She has been married for two years and recently had her first child. She has been working at the XYZ Corporation for three years. Sally walked into her boss’ office last week with a career proposition. Here […]
So you walk into your office and there is a yellow post-it slip that informs you to see the boss as soon as possible. You make your way around your colleagues as their stares increase a sense of anxiety. Your heart begins to pulse faster and you even begin to perspire. You knock in the […]