Studio 5 Segment “Christmas Gifts from the Heart”

Check out Connie’s Studio 5 segment on “Christmas Gifts from the Heart“: Peace, Love, and Joy. Want to make a fresh start this new year? Check out these two kits that can help! Fresh Start, Fabulous You Kit: Jumpstart positive life changes as you create direction, feel fit and fabulous, get organized and more! Achieve 8…

#ConnieChat and KSL Segments

I loved our very first #conniechat LIVE on Facebook, and it was so much fun! Lots of talk about simplifying the holiday season. Thank you to all of you who joined us! If you missed it, click here. This is going to be a regular monthly occurrence on the Back to Basics Facebook page, so be sure…

Got Joy?

“Find ecstasy in life; the mere sense of living is joy enough.” Emily Dickinson Over the past several months I’ve learned something about joy. It’s a mixed emotion. Like recently when my son was called to serve a mission for our church. Though he’s planned to go since he was a young boy, and is…

Got Holy Habits?

A few weeks ago I had an experience using all three Holy Habits—Prayer, Scriptures, and Promptings. Through a difficult situation I suddenly felt a loss of my typical peace. A silent question repeated in my mind, What should I do? As I went about tidying the house with my “helper” two-year-old, the thought came—“Pray.” Immediately…

KSL Segment “More Mindful Living”

Enjoy Connie’s KSL segment today on “More Mindful Living” and tips to make it happen (especially the “NO” button), CLICK. And check out the online article version on KSL.com CLICK HERE. Purchase Faithful, Fit & Fabulous as a group or book club and receive BOOK DISCOUNT PRICING. Email for more information at me@conniesokol.com

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…

Do Bioidentical Hormones Work? — On Sale Fit & Fab!

I’m sure you’ve heard of bio-identical hormones but may not know just how they could possibly help. Of course I’m not a doctor and would highly recommend you speak with one well-researched in them. But here is an excerpt from my Faithful, Fit & Fabulous book on my experience using them. “Years ago, between babies…

Being Gentle with Your Body Image

I love this quote from Cherie Carter-Scott about how we perceive our bodies, and put it into practice in a swimsuit in Hawaii: “For many people, their body is the target of their harshest judgments and the barometer by which they measure their self-worth. They hold themselves up to an unattainable standard and berate themselves…

The Bonus of Being a B+ Person!

With seven children there is no way I can attempt to be a perfectionist, in any area, which is a blessing in and of itself. Over the years I’ve learned something about doing your best, smiling when it works, and laughing when it doesn’t. And mainly that’s because I’ve learned to be a B+ person….

3 Big Workout Mistakes FREE ebook w/Costco book

Don’t miss Connie’s Costco Bountiful Book signing this Saturday, 12-3 p.m I discovered a few workout fallacies from reading a great article from The Center for Hormone Therapy (www.healinghormones.com.) See if they help you make the most out of your workout! First, exercise doesn’t burn fat like butter. Fat cells are storage for energy reserve….

Get motivation, direction, and fun FREE stuff!

If you’re looking to make a life change this year, now is the time and for the best price with terrific gifts! All Utah Costco’s are now carrying BOTH Faithful, Fit & Fabulous, and, Create a Powerful Life Plan! Both time-tested, life-changing books can stand alone but complement each other too: *Faithful, Fit & Fabulous…

Declutter Makes Change! FREE Ebook!

Have you noticed the connection between de-cluttering and motivation for change? I believe everything we have creates a sort of “stewardship” which invisibly layers upon us. As we remove “things” we feel more clear, open, and organized. That makes “room” for change. Try some of these simple tips to jump-start that change. The power of…

Fit & Fab Focus-15 min. workout!– Costco signing-free Ebook!

[Join me at my Ogden Costco book signing today, 12-3 p.m. Receive a FREE Ebook of any book you purchase there! And watch Studio 5 with Brooke Walker today at 1 p.m. on Channel 5 for my segment on “5 Ways to Jumpstart Real Change!”] Fit & Fab Focus-15 min. workout! I’m excited to get more…

Overcome 3 Obstacles to Change!

Hi Ladies, Enjoy my KSL Motherhood Matters blog post on “Overcome 3 Obstacles to Change!” to help you emotionally declutter and get ready for change in 2014! And enjoy this Back to Basics Quotable from Faithful, Fit & Fabulous as we start our Fit & Fabulous Focus this month:   ““Eliminate Emotional Weight! Years ago,…