A Tiger's Stripes-You Can Change

A Tiger’s Stripes

A tiger can’t change its stripes. It’s a saying I have heard in movies. Some people I know say they actually believe it. Often using it as a crutch to excuse their words, actions and behaviors. They say, “Take me or leave me. I am who I am. I am not changing cause I don’t […] Read more…

3 Part Series on Depression

5 Ways to Help People With Depression – Part 3

The sun shone brightly as I traveled to drop something off at a friends house. As usual she greeted me with a smile, but her eyes hid something deeper. Then she proceeded to tell me the news, “Did you hear that the Mason’s (name’s changed for privacy) son passed away late last night?” My heart […] Read more…

Overcoming Depression by Overcoming the fog of denial

Overcoming Denial – Part 2

In my last post we covered Part 1 of our series on depression, and spoke about Postpartum Depression. This week we will be talking about denial that can keep us from seeking the help and support we need. Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. These are my insights and experiences that I am sharing along […] Read more…

Postpartum Depression Resources

Postpartum Depression – Part 1

This month we will be focusing on depression and ways I have found that help me to be more content in life despite having this as one hardship I can’t seem to shake for too long. Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. These are my insights and experiences that I am sharing along with helpful […] Read more…

Bruges Waffles and Frites in Salt Lake City, Utah

My Top 2 Favorite Spots to Eat in Salt Lake City

One of the things that I have really come to love about living near Salt lake City is the variety of restaurants available. My husband and I have ventured to quite a few, but here are my top 2 favorite spots. Bruges Waffles and Frites They have four Utah locations, downtown Salt Lake City (the […] Read more…

Families- chalk drawing

A Rough Night

Last night was very rough. I have been sick the past few days and spent most of my day yesterday cleaning and playing catch up. Despite all of this I was still struggling with a headache that my medicines wouldn’t touch. In the evening my husband and older four kids all had things to do […] Read more…

St. Louis Zoo

Places to Visit in St. Louis, Missouri

We recently returned from a road trip to see family in Alabama and Missouri. The last two days of our trip were spent in Saint Louis visiting my sister and her husband. It didn’t leave us much time to explore all of the interesting things they have to offer, but I thought I would share […] Read more…

Reach out and touch someone

Reach Out and Touch Someone

The warm air rushed past me as I stepped out onto the dirt in the school yard ready for another day at recess. My usual routine of running out to the swings was put on hold as my six year old mind raced with ideas about a slogan from a phone commercial I had seen […] Read more…

Finding Peace Despite Having Anxiety

Overcoming Anxiety with Faith

How do you overcome anxiety with faith? I am going to be completely transparent and honest. A confession of sorts. When I was eighteen I started going back to church. It was very hard for me. Large groups, unfamiliar settings and being around people I didn’t know well was overwhelming. I struggle being a part […] Read more…

Passover with a Christian perspective

Passover With A Christian Perspective

I am Mormon, so my perspective may be a little different than yours on things religious. But I am going to share with you our tradition of doing Passover every year. You are welcome to download the notes for your own personal use. You may also change them to fit your religion’s perspective, or keep […] Read more…

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