Get Your Happy

I don't know what it is, but when I think of the word happy, I start hearing the words to Corinne Bailey's "Put Your Records On". It lifts my mood, instantly. We have the choice to listen or change the song. Our thoughts contribute to how we react to the world around us. Words get…

Post-Mormon Life

In one of my last posts, I talked about authenticity. This is me practicing what I preach. Welcome to my post-Mormon life. "I believe in Heavenly, Jesus Christ, the Holy Ghost and Joseph Smith. I believe that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to be the only true church and that Thomas S.…

To Read and Be Read

I had a recent discussion with fellow writer Rebecca Frost. She said, "Sometimes I feel like I’m just shouting into the void." I hear you, Rebecca, you aren't speaking into the void, somebody is listening. Sometimes waiting for someone to read my writing is like watching a giant bowl in the sink fill one drop…

au·then·tic·i·ty

Authenticity has everything to do with walking your truth. Whatever that truth may be. I touched on this in a previous post, but I think it deserves a little more attention. There a lot of voices we hear, but many of it comes from our inner dialogue. Here's a little bit of what I battled…

Don’t Stay in the Comfort Zone

Inspired by my daughter, Lexi. She came to me with a revelation. "I have to move out, but I don't like the change. I mean, I know I need to do it, but I don't want it." This comes from my daughter, the extrovert. I get it and I'm feeling a little melancholy about my…

Becoming Our Better Self

Our self-esteem and self-confidence get thrown into our mental backpack.  Sometimes it feels lighter. We are happier and more agreeable, turning into a positive energy to others. We allow the good vibes to flow. But on the not-so-good-days, we lug it around like a bag of rocks. Let's keep it light. Who's with me? Self-esteem…

Wordsmith, Wordsmithing, Wordsmithery

noun: wordsmith; plural noun: wordsmiths1. a skilled user of words.Definition from Oxford Languages The term wordsmith didn't enter my vocabulary until my mid-30s, but let's rewind. I didn't know about a lot of things until that time in my life, but I'll save that story for another day. But first, here's some back story to…