Tag: Happiness

Conflict, Patience, & Gratitude

Conflict, Patience, & Gratitude Recently, I had the blessing of attending a baptism and experiencing that joyful, peaceful feeling of the spirit. I was taken back to the day I was baptized. It was so long ago that I was actually baptized in the Salt Lake City tabernacle on temple square. The baptismal font is long gone but the feelings I experienced that day … Read More Conflict, Patience, & Gratitude

Singing and Miracles

I look for God’s hand in my life everyday. More and more I see the little miracles when God is watching over me. Some ways are obvious and others are subtle or not even realized until long after. Looking back on my life, I see many hard things as the blessings or gifts they still are. One fairly recent gift is when I was … Read More Singing and Miracles

What I Know About Love

It is Valentine’s day! The day of LOVE. I have so many things I want to share with you about how I finished off 2021, started 2022, picked my word of the year, updated my vision board, set my goals…. But this post is dedicated to Love. I have learned so much about love in the last several years and yet the more I … Read More What I Know About Love

Learning Self Care

When I first started on this journey of growth and healing, people would say “you need to take care of yourself”. Honestly, I had little to no idea what that actually meant. At that time, my self care consisted of regular exercise, good nutrition, and getting my nails and hair done. The last two of these seemed indulgent and I would often feel guilty … Read More Learning Self Care

New Year, New Word, New Plan

I have always been a planner. I love to plan! But I had lost some of my optimism the last few years and planning has seemed more like a plea or desperate fight for survival rather than my usual fun activity. This year planning has been an all time new experience! So many variables in my life have changed. For the first time, in … Read More New Year, New Word, New Plan

Advent and Hope

  Advent is the beginning of the Christmas season. I love this Christmas carol and how it speaks of “the thrill of hope” the world experienced when Christ was born. Being faced with all kinds of changes this Christmas season, it has been really important for me to focus on the true meaning of Christmas and all the amazing blessings this brings. I have … Read More Advent and Hope

Birthdays, Triggers, and Self Care

I celebrated my birthday last week. Birthdays have always been important to me. I don’t connect them to getting older or aging. For me, they are a celebration of life and our existence here on earth. Celebrating became even more important as each of my children were born and I experienced the euphoria of bringing a little life into the world, whom God entrusted … Read More Birthdays, Triggers, and Self Care

De-cluttering My Life

    I have spent some time de-cluttering this summer. At one point I decided to tackle one of the most challenging areas, I stepped into the garage and started looking around trying to figure out where to start. It wasn’t long before I grew overwhelmed and sad. I also grew angry. How could I have allowed such a mess? Admittedly, I began feeling … Read More De-cluttering My Life