Ready for meaningful and not must-do holidays?

Last week I ran to the Dollar Store for some last-minute Hawaiian-themed goodies (i.e. plastic leis)–only to discover they were GONE. All was replaced by Christmas decor, and nary a tacky mini palm tree was in sight. It’s that time of year.   With Black Friday approaching, and all that goes with it, I’m now…

What Simple things bring your soul joy?

Across from my bed is an unexpected gift. For the past several weeks my kindergarten son has brought me his beautiful and tender artwork. These are stick figures on paper, large faces and small bodies, typically smiling with various hairdos. Each day as we read and cuddle he tells me the stories of what we…

Get the WHAT NOW? course today!

Flash Sale on the WHAT NOW? 4-week LIVE course today– only $47! Dealing with a life challenge? Want simple ways to handle or solve the situation? Bestselling author, popular speaker, and mother of seven, Connie E. Sokol, shares eight tips to find clarity, direction, and peace. Read this ebook to jumpstart your joy and ability…

Are you at the place of, What Now?

Are you at the place of, What Now? I am. For the past several months I’ve experienced a tough life challenge and found myself at this very spot, asking myself, What Now? The idea came–“Share it.” After a little kicking and screaming, I did–in a Facebook Live. It received over quadruple the number of views I’d…

BLOG RECIPES

Over the years I’ve learned how to make cooking my friend–I call it Down and Dirty Cooking. It’s fast, healthy, and yummy! All recipes generally take about 5-10 minutes to assemble or prepare and most ages of kids like them. Try making one this week and let me know your thoughts, and any additions! Hugs,…

Education Week is here!

Do you find yourself saying, “Someday I’ll attend Education Week”? Make it this year! I’ll be teaching August 22nd, Tues-Fri, 10:45 a.m. at the MARB. This year’s series theme is centered on finding and focusing on a few simple habits in daily life. The 4 Simple Habits: Fulfilling Our Potential and Influence as Covenant Women….

Back to school magic for MOMS!

Kids, Manners, and Devices on Studio 5  It’s that magical time again! Back to school and Studio 5:) Enjoy getting back into the swing with some scoops. My segment this time is on Kids, Manners, and Devices, Oh My! It’s time for an upgrade, Emily Post:) I’ll share thoughts from a recent national article on…

Busy Mom Recharge!

  Did you miss my Studio 5 Segment yesterday?  If so, watch it here! Sometimes we need a little pick-me-up to make it through the week. In this week’s segment, you will learn how to identify energy drainers and what you can do about them! Hugs, Connie P.S. Finally, live a happier, more organized life now AND…

Timing is…Satisfying

A week ago I had a lovely thing happen. It was the fruition of a delightful desire for 15 years or more. But what made it truly joyfully satisfying was how it came about. Many years ago I fell into speaking through requests from different Relief Societies for their evenings and then women’s conferences. After…

He IS the Way to Hope, Joy, Life

This past week, I attended two funerals within a few days of each other. Both were very different–a loving matriarch and a young fun-loving mayor. But they had two important similarities that affected me deeply. The first funeral, for my dearest friend’s mother, reflected a life of devoted and loving motherhood. She raised nine wonderful…

What I learned about how to deal
with emotional shifts!

Our son left yesterday to serve an LDS mission in Piura, Peru. The send-off went great and wonderful–but to be honest, I thought it would be easier this time. It wasn’t. So here’s what I’ve learned in 24 hours about how I deal with emotional shifts.I curled up for a nap with my preschooler who…