What Stephanie Nielson Taught Me

Last Saturday I had the opportunity to speak at the Evanston Regional Hospital Women’s Conference along with Stephanie Nielson as the keynote speaker. I knew of her, but didn’t really know her until we met, and I listened, and I learned. Three things struck me about her that will stay with me. First, she and…

Speaking with Stephanie Nielson!

I loved speaking at the fabulous Healthy Women’s Conference at the Evanston High School with Stephanie Nielsen and several other speakers.  If you are interested in learning more about this conference, click HERE. The conference shares wonderful workshops on being a more joyful, healthy, and fulfilled woman, wife, and mother. If you would like to learn more…

“He is Aware”

“DAY 21: HE IS AWARE   Matthew 9:35–36 And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them.   My daughter once…

Knowing the Savior More Deeply

Over the past month I’ve been making a more concerted study of Jesus Christ. As I’ve read various helpful sources, most notably Jesus the Christ, I’ve been struck by something new. So often in His ministry, He wasn’t what the people wanted Him to be; didn’t do what they wanted Him to do; and didn’t…

Thanks to Wonderful Women!

Over the years, I’ve had the privilege and absolute delight to speak to wonderful LDS stakes teeming with steadfast, optimistic, and bright women. Recently, I spoke at the Clearfield, Utah stake and was overwhelmed by their goodness, too. From start to finish I felt appreciated (including a custom-made apron with the theme on it—was this…

Author Fay Klingler Book Release…Check Them Out!

My author-friend, Fay Klingler, is releasing two new books! The first is We are Strong, a nonfiction book that shares solid LDS gospel principles for women with amazing stories of how they have been put into practice. The second is a children’s book called I am Strong! I Am Smart! With charming illustrations and a tender message, it’s a wonderful teaching…

Excerpt From 40 Days with the Savior: He Lifts Burdens

“DAY 27: HE LIFTS BURDENS Luke 4:40 Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them. No matter the ailment—spiritual, physical, emotional, mental—the Lord healed those around Him who had the faith…

Loser Moment #37

I seem to experience many of what I call “Loser Moments” (sometimes including “Loser Mom Moments,” but always denoting an embarrassing or humiliating learning experience). So many that I now number them. This one occurred one evening at a Cold Stone in a neighborhood near you. On a great date with my husband, I ordered…

Excerpt From 40 Days with the Savior: He is Cheerful

“DAY 14: HE IS CHEERFUL John 16:30 These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world. I love how positive the Savior was! Even when He daily dealt with plagues and sicknesses among…

Excerpt from 40 Days with the Savior: He Bore Being Misunderstood

“DAY 7: HE BORE BEING MISUNDERSTOOD Matthew 13:55 Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?  And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things? And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet…

When You Follow Your Heart/Free Faithful Videos and Resources!

Last week I taught the final class of our church’s stake pilot program for Faithful, Fit & Fabulous. Before even beginning the program last September, I felt nervous about what the outcome would be. Though I’d done the program in various ways over the years—in my home, at classes, online and with life coaching—I’d never…

Prepare for Easter/Free Print and Ebook Copy of 40 Days!

Both in these emerging-from-winter months and blossoming nature, Easter is a beautiful time for reflection on how to focus more fully on the Savior. To help you prepare for a Christ-centered Easter season, in the coming weeks I’ll be sharing thoughts and excerpts from my daily devotional book, 40 Days with the Savior. In the book, each day focuses on a…

Excerpt From Faithful, Fit & Fabulous: What is Your Body Type?

“What’s Your Body Type? Author Geralyn B. Coopersmith shares in her book,  Fit and Female,  studies by psychologist William Sheldon and French physician Jean Vague. They established six body types (called the “Somatype Theory”), which are a combination of different metabo­lisms and body shapes: 1. Ectomorphs (high metabolism, naturally thin). 2. Mesomorphs (strong and fit,…

Make it a Family Thing!/$1.95 Podcast Today Only!

The other day my sweet daughter had an “Invention Convention” project due—one of those homework experiences that is supposed to unite parent and child in joyous tangible creation of the imagination. Which means, it was left to the night before to actually make said tangible creation. My husband had a fabulous idea—let’s make it a…

Excerpt From Faithful, Fit & Fabulous: Eliminate Emotional Weight

[From Chapter 4: Feel Fit & Fabulous]   “Eliminate Emotional Weight!   Years ago, President Thomas S. Monson retold a story from a Church News article about ships improving their sailing efficiency. He said that as ships travel the oceans, salt-water shellfish called barnacles attach themselves to their hulls. These barnacles “increase the ship’s drag,…

Are You Hyperfocused on Weight? $1.99 Podcast!

Too often we women sacrifice our daily happiness for the self-focus of How Do I Look Today? Or, What Pants Fit Today? Or, Why is So-and-So Skinnier Than I Am? Just for today, forget about focusing on how much you weight, how fat you think you look, or how much you ate or didn’t eat….