Author: Sara

Giving yourself permission this December

Over-thinking? Feel stuck? Overwhelmed? Let’s chat a bit about the month of December and traditions, or expectations, or commitments. First, remember that you are enough. Really. There are loads of good plans out there with ways to create memories. But guess what? every lightbulb on the tree serves a purpose greater than itself. The beauty of lights on the tree is they thrive with an abundance of light – all the bulbs shining their brightest! So if you see an idea or a plan that’s awesome light but it might not work if you are a mom with super...

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Go Through

CENTERING THOUGHT: Go through. Not around, not over, not under, and not away. Just like this bloom, by ‘going through’ the present moment, I embrace change. In a recent spin class, the instructor coached us to “go through” the class fully engaged and fully present. She wanted us to really push ourselves. I took her invitation and found myself pushing harder than I typically would, but also feeling a deeper connection to myself in the workout. Really connecting both my mind and body as the pedals moved. Somewhere around the middle of the class, the clearest thought came to...

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Find Your Flow

Being ‘in flow’ is something I aspire toward. Athletes refer to ‘flow’ as being ‘in the zone’ or ‘focused.’ But I believe it’s more than that. To me, finding our flow is to connect to the present moment. Authentically. To me, flow can happen anytime, anywhere and can trickle into our lives in the smallest of moments. And because we are unique spirits having a human experience, our ‘flow’ and how we find what our flow is will speak to each of us differently. The more I strive to be mindful of those moments the more deeply I experience...

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October Study Guide: Trust

The focus this month is TRUST! To me, it’s more than a feeling. It is a tool. Something we develop with practice, learn through experiencing, and embrace with quiet courage, faith and hope. Trust in God is our wholehearted focus this month as we close one chapter in Utah and open a new chapter in Florida. TRUST STUDY...

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How studying Jesus Christ in the Topical Guide changed my life

In January, after listening to an invitation given by President Russell M. Nelson, I chose to begin my personal study of Jesus Christ using the topical guide in the King James Bible. I felt drawn to this invitation through his words, which he again repeated and expanded on in the April General Conference titled: “Drawing the Power of Jesus Christ into Our Lives.” Of all the wisdom he shared, the phrase that stuck with me the most was his statement, “I am a different man!” “I am a different man.” Really? An apostle of God, a special witness of...

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