BETTER THAN HAPPY – Episode 267 This week, I got invited. I am on a girls’ trip to the Virgin Islands with friends from NYC. But sometimes I don’t get invited. I wasn’t invited to Erica’s birthday party in Jr High. I wasn’t invited to Pam’s summer party in High School. But even now. Sometimes …

BETTER THAN HAPPY – Episode 267 I loved going away to college. There are a lot of lessons to learn in college, and I felt like most of that learning didn’t happen in the actual classroom. A lot of it happened right in my own home, my college apartment. I always lived in housing that …

THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS – October 2020 “Perfect worship is emulation. We honor those whom we imitate. The most perfect way of worship is to be holy as Jehovah is holy.” Bruce R McConkie “As we ponder having been commanded by Jesus to become like Him, we see that our present …

I have done some work this week, blogging about resistance and about my brain, and about managing my lower brain. I have done some work in my personal life this week, applying these principles. It will take time, and practice, and love, and maybe even a miracle, to get me from where I am at …

A few days ago I saw a podcast episode I wanted to listen to that I thought was entitled: Exercise Intentionally. That sounded perfect for FRIDAY FITNESS AND HEALTH. But when I spent some time today listening to the podcast, it had absolutely nothing to do with exercise. Not at all. After getting through the …

THE LIFE COACH SCHOOL PODCAST – Episode 336 On changing our brains – that has kind of been the theme this week – I listened to a brilliant podcast about envy. And the principles taught here can apply to any negative feeling: pride, jealousy, anger, anxiety, etc. But, let’s first just look at understanding our …

BETTER THAN HAPPY – Episode 262 Again, looking back at yesterday’s post, our brains have the ability to naturally move toward “change”. When Ella was first born, she was colicky and didn’t sleep the night. I resisted it, I was tired, I never thought I would have my wits about me, ever again. Then, little …

BETTER THAN HAPPY – Episode 262 Over time, (God) has taught me the difference between gratitude and adoration – lifting me from the prayer that say, “Thank you for all that Thou has give me,” to the prayer that says, “That you for all that Thou art.” And I have changed my focus from the …

Today we didn’t have a list of activities to do or to get to. So I decided that we should focus on jobs around the house. I like making job lists for the children. Apparently Julia does too: On the left, she listed a job for each of her siblings. On the right is how …

THE CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS – October 2020 For the past two days we have been sitting as a family, at our kitchen table, with food and art projects in front of us, and the Church’s semi-annual General Conference playing on the loud speakers above us. It was a wonderful conference! Some …