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…

Want to Clear Your Mind and Space?

I’ve realized that declutter is a form of therapy. When I suddenly find myself compelled to clean out a closet, clear out a drawer, or cull out keepsakes, I know I’m doing emotional rumbling. I learned this from my mother. When she rumbles, she moves furniture. During especially difficult times she is known to change…

Are your priorities making you lose power?

The thought of priorities, and our love-hate relationship with them as women, has been on my mind. I’m speaking about it to a church women’s conference this week, and feel to hit on a few key points that have troubled me. Like, which priorities are key for me, for my family, right now, and how…

Recent Life Lessons from my Bucket List

As some of you know, I recently came face to face–somewhat unwillingly–with one of my Bucket List/Life Dream/Why Not? items. Let me give you the backstory. Several months ago, Studio 5 challenged we core contributors to do a “Never Ever”–something we’ve never done before but wanted to. I’d always wanted to sing with a jazzy,…

How do you deal with discouragement?

I’ve been thinking this week about hope, and discouragement, and what makes both a part of our lives. Because I’m speaking at a women’s retreat this week about this, it’s been sitting on my soul. The director of the event sent me questionnaire responses from the attending women. The information floored me. Their trials ranged…

Do You Love Your Life?

Valentine’s Day which means you’ll be thinking of love. But how about LOVE-ing your life? Do you? You can. Right now, where you are, with your current situation. That’s what I teach people to do with Back to Basics principles. You CAN live a more purposeful, organized, and joyful life. As a national speaker, bestselling author,…

Face and embrace your fear

Last week I had two opportunities to face and embrace my fears.    First, I was invited to be the self-help guest on Studio 5’s LIVE baby shower show–I’d never done a live one before! AND do the keynote for the Success Summit women’s conference. Seriously, I felt so nervous about both–as in, wake up…

Want a FREE eBook & Ticket to Success Summit?

Several months ago, I was invited to contribute a chapter to a potential 25-author book titled, Success Through Failing. After learning about the stories of the other authors, and their surviving and thriving through life fails–from everyday life fails to surviving childhood prostitution to rehab from drug abuse as a mother of several children–I was…

Did you miss Connie on Studio 5 and the free tickets?

If you missed Connie on Studio 5 you still have a chance to get FREE tickets to The Success Summit February 4th!  We’ve added 10 more free tickets! Click on this link:successthroughfailing.ticketleap.com Use this discount code for FREE: Studio5 These 25 amazing women got together and said, Let’s share our fail-to-success experiences and our learning so that…

How to go from Failure to Success?

[Studio 5 Viewers–as I shared, click on the link below to get your free ticket–only 10 FREE tickets, click quick!] Failure is part of the life package deal. But sometimes we can beat ourselves up over our perceived “fails” until we can’t move forward. That’s not good. Until you connect with amazing women. Fabulously, 25 amazing…

Thanks from Back to Basics!
And, did you miss the eCourse deal?

Did you miss my new product reveal on Studio 5…the Back to Basics Jumpstart eCourse? And did you miss the screaming deal, especially for Studio 5 viewers? Great news, you’ve got ONE more chance—literally! This 4-week video Jumpstart eCourse is regularly a $147 value. But, we’ve saved ONE day for all Back to Basics Friends–our subscribers to the weekly…