Striving for High Self-Esteem Is So Overrated

According to Merriam Dictionary self-esteem means: a confidence and satisfaction in oneself. Any person with a healthy mentality then should have high self-esteem, right? Then why is that so many people struggle with self (or professionally) proclaimed self-esteem? In a competitive society in order to feel good about yourself you can get the feeling that … Continue reading Striving for High Self-Esteem Is So Overrated

Go Get Your Big Dreams!

As I was finishing up my undergraduate degree in mathematics and was answering for the hundredth time what I was going to do with it (No, not teach secondary school!), I announced to my family that I was going to become a professor. I don't recall my father laughing, but he didn't believe me. Actually, … Continue reading Go Get Your Big Dreams!

If it matters to you, it matters to God!

God cares about even your smallest desire! Whether it's at work, in business, at home, or deep within your heart. He cares! Think of your child who wants a toy. For you, that toy by itself is not important, but it is important to your child, and so by proxy, that toy is important to … Continue reading If it matters to you, it matters to God!

My Happiness is My Responsibility

I am absolutely in LOVE with this man! My husband's kindness, care, and giggles warm my heart. I really love making this man giggle. It brings a smile to my face just thinking about it. I am amazed how my happiness level has grown with him at my side. As a survivor of nearly life-long … Continue reading My Happiness is My Responsibility

Do you feel like you’re drowning?

Recently I have been feeling like I was drowning and knowing that if I feel that way many others might as well; I posted in my doctorate research slack to check-in with how my friends and advisor were doing. Everyone that responded that first day also felt overwhelmed, were feeling down and less productive, and … Continue reading Do you feel like you’re drowning?

It’s Okay to Have a Bad Day

My dear friends, Yesterday I was full of sorrow. For the past few weeks I have been experimenting with replacing complaining thoughts with the thought, “The Lord will help me,” and trying to be upbeat, look for the positives, express my gratitude to my loved ones and my God, and mostly just try to pretend … Continue reading It’s Okay to Have a Bad Day

Happiness Is…

Understanding my personal divinity and the divinity that is alive in others. Peace in uncertain times through faith in Jesus Christ whose joy swallows up all sorrows. Having fun even when the earth is literally shaking! The safety and health of loved ones (despite the commotion around them). Flowers at the graves of those I … Continue reading Happiness Is…

Happiness is…

A hug, or two, or three, or four, from your stepdaughter. Good morning kisses. Cuddles with your angel husband. Hearing "Yay" from your kids when you tell them what's for dinner. Your lead telling you thanks and good job. Roses. Lillies. Okay, any flowers. 🙂 Sleeping in. Going to bed early. Staying up late with … Continue reading Happiness is…

Death is not the End!

I feel like death surrounds me intimately. Not my own death, but the death of loved ones and loved ones of friends. My heart aches for us in our losses, for the Lord told us that we would live in so much love that we would mourn the passing of those we loved (D&C 42:45). … Continue reading Death is not the End!

Just when you think you aren’t making a difference…

State of anxiety So... I've been in a state of anxiety ever since this summer when I conceived the idea of a group of people using their God-given gifts (Which sounds silly, but is accurate: they are gifts God gave us after all!) and talents to uplift the lives of others. Then someone challenged me … Continue reading Just when you think you aren’t making a difference…