Category Archives: Life Lessons


The Power of the Small 17

I have been thinking this week about small things. Little things. Salt. Yeast. A thank you. A hug. You see, I truly believe that greatness is not made of one huge endeavor or success. Greatness comes from many, many acts of small and seemingly insignificant efforts. Like adding salt to your meal. Like adding yeast […]

Small Things Take Up the Most Space

Treasure Hunt for Gratitude

A Treasure Hunt for Gratitude 6

Can you believe November is here? Wow! What happened October? Where did it go? I have felt time slipping by so fast lately. Yesterday, I had the opportunity to go and speak at a Women’s Forum. Gail Miller (wife of the late Larry Miller of the Utah Jazz) was the keynote speaker and they had several […]


Six Tips to Prevent Facebook Burnout 35

So, we all know that Facebook is the voyeur of this decade.  We can turn on our digital devices and look into other people’s lives without them really knowing. The problem? The stuff that we view on Facebook is heavily edited and weighted towards perfection.  This can lead to Facebook burnout.   You see a post […]

Facebook Burnout

Faith and Hope: LDS General Conference Memes 6

This weekend is one of my favorites! It is General Conference for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  That means we gather together to listen to our leaders and receive direction, instruction, and inspiration from them. For me personally, it is a chance to feel motivated and inspired to be a little […]

Faith is the Antidote

Forever Strong on the Field

Five Things Coach Gelwix Taught Me about Being Forever Strong 10

I recently had the opportunity to go to a devotional where Larry Gelwix was the main speaker.  He was the coach of the Highland Rugby team that was featured in the movie “Forever Strong”.  Coach Gelwix led the Highland rugby varsity team to an amazing record of 361 wins and 9 losses over 30 years. […]


Direction

5 Important Lessons Adults Can Learn from Pee-Wee Soccer 35

I got roped into coaching my girls’ soccer team this year.  I didn’t play soccer.  I don’t watch soccer. I didn’t even really know the rules to soccer. But, I volunteered, which basically means you give your time for the better good (isn’t that a nice way to describe volunteering?). We had our first game […]


Share Goodness Thoreau

#ShareGoodness: What is your social media diet? 7

I was recently thinking about sharing goodness this week. A member of the quorum of the 12 apostles in our church, Elder David A. Bednar, gave a talk on social media. He shared his feelings about what is out there, and what we can do to make a difference.   Now, if you aren’t Mormon, […]