Category Archives: Life simplified

I was recently asked to speak at a young women in excellence activity for another ward. Their theme was “Making your own sunshine”. This is a program in my church (LDS, Mormon) for the young women ages 12-17.  This particular activity is an opportunity for the girls to be spiritually fed and then showcase all […]

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Already my brain goes in a million different directions with that title!  I could rant for the good side or bad side depending on my mood…..don’t we all feel that way about fitness sometimes?!  Fitness/exercise/healthy lifestyle can be your best friend or your worst enemy.  Which is really too bad because being healthy and feeling […]

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a little side note…..I already typed this post twice and my durn computer wasn’t saving it and then having internet issues and I totally lost it each time and now I want to karate chop my computers throat!  I am the CHAMPION of ‘foul hooking’….well, satan and I are the champions…but for me it’s a […]

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Do it anyway!  Unless it’s illegal or going to hurt someone else…because I’m totally not suggesting that.  I’m suggesting that we QUIT letting fear stop us from moving forward, trying new things, putting ourselves out there. I am a perfect example of holding back and ignoring it until it goes away.  I spent my whole […]

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Questionable post title, I know…but let me explain.  If you are anything like me i.e. high strung, sort of helicopter mom, impatient and slightly OCD you might find yourself day after day having sent your kids to bed…occasionally after some successful parenting….without having actually LOVED on your kids very much.  It’s not that they are […]

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​I am not an overly confident person, but I am so tired of not being good enough….for myself.  There is a “pressure” to measure up from other people, right?!  Guess what??  It’s not them.  It’s us!  Most of the world doesn’t care whether we are perfect or not( and those who do are LAME).  It’s […]

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Is it my fault…or is it my children’s fault??  Eh, likely both BUT…..I am the adult, the parent, the caregiver and the teacher and I am responsible for my own behavior.  I am responsible for the MOM FAIL.  Now that that is out in the open…….let’s talk about my said failure and break it down […]

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GOAL:  the object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result.I’ve learned a crucial tip over the last year(thanks to Dr. John Lund)…. basically… the difference between a dream and a goal is that a “goal” can only involve YOU!  You cannot set a goal that is dependent on someone else.  It […]

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