• Daily Downtime Smoothie

    Self-Care: Daily Downtime and Self-Reflection

    Self-care is crucial to living an authentic life.   We must take time to be still, to reflect upon our lives, our goals, our dreams, our strengths and our weaknesses, and reassess, if needed, how we’d like to proceed in…

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    Treasure Chests of Words

    The scriptures are a treasure chest of words that we can turn to when in need of instruction, inspiration, or encouragement.   Jesus, the perfect communicator, provided us with:   WORDS OF INSTRUCTION PARABLES TO INSPIRE COUNSEL TO ENCOURAGE  …

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    31 Days To An Authentic Life

    Welcome to 31 Days to an Authentic Life!   Authenticity. We crave it. We long for relationships that are authentic–genuine, real, true– but are often unsure how to go about creating them.   How does one actually LIVE an authentic…

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    Motherhood: When Things Don’t Go As Planned

    To mothers everywhere:   “Being a mother is hard, too often unheralded work. Do the best you can through these years, but whatever else you do, cherish that role that is so uniquely yours.” ~ Elder Jeffrey R. Holland Sometimes…

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    My Favorite Things: 4th of July Edition

    The 4th of July is approaching and I thought I’d take this opportunity to share a few of our favorite Family Night movies, Family Read-Aloud books, and games that motivate our family to remain actively engaged in protecting our freedoms:…