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It’s Not Me Telling the Story

So much of our personal suffering in life comes from the stories we tell ourselves. Unfortunately, our stories are almost never 100% true. Have you ever wondered where these stories come from? How is it we so quickly and unconsciously form these stories that bring the fruit of unhappiness? Some stories we inherit from our […]

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The Gift of a Mantra

  During a particular hard week, I was traveling with my family.  Travel always shakes up my morning rituals, because I’m sharing a hotel room with others and the only space to be alone is in the bathroom. This trip I spent a lot of time late at night or early in the morning sitting […]

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These things shall be but a small moment, if you live in the moment!

Whether it’s world events, or a terminal diagnosis, or a loss, or challenge that you don’t have answers for right now, know that these things shall be but a small moment, if you live in the moment.  Hold your peace by being present. A close friend of mine is currently dealing with extreme physical and […]

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I Gave Myself Permission to Play Poorly Well

  When the Covid pandemic first shut down the world in March 2020, I was having a personal high. I was in great physical shape. I was running everyday. I felt like I was living my life purpose. I felt so connected to my spirit and to God. I had amazing habits in place that […]

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Allowing God to Hold Space for Us

The times I hold space well, is usually directly linked to how much I have allowed God to hold space for me. I used to pray by saying words.  I’d list things i was thankful for, ask for what I needed and be done.  I’ve probably said years worth of prayers filled with anxiety and […]

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My life changing affirmation

“I am seen. I am okay being seen.” This was not how I felt.  My calling was to stand up in front of hundreds of people every week and lead everyone in singing the hymns.  Not a big deal, unless you have this belief that you need to completely hide from the world.  I hated […]

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In this life everything has it’s opposite

Light and darkness. Health and sickness. Good and evil. Pleasure and pain. These opposites are often viewed as simply positive and negative, but God sees a grander purpose for opposites than we sometimes do. Opposites provide choice and allow us to use our agency. Opposites also provide balance.  Opposites provide balance to the universe, to […]

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Your Circumstances Don’t Matter

One of my favorite scripture stories that teaches the difference between creating positive vs. creating negative is the story of Nephi and His brothers in the Book of Mormon. This story is the opening scene of the Book of Mormon.  It takes place about 600 years before Christ in the city of Jerusalem.  The prophet […]

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How I lost 60 pounds!

  In 2017 I was 205 pounds and unable to shed the excess weight.  Anyone who has tried to lose weight and failed, can likely relate to the shame approach to change. I told myself I was fat and overweight. I shamed myself for not being able to change. I told myself that something was […]

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We Suffer When We Resist Our Uncomfortable Feelings

  This is natural…or could I say, this is the Natural Man.  We naturally don’t want to feel pain and uncomfortable feelings. But the Lord is inviting us to avoid human suffering by doing the exact opposite and allowing ourselves to feel. Let us taste the bitter so we can know to prize the good. […]

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