Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Body and Soul

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I've read that the way we treat our bodies is a reflection of the way we treat our spirits.
That's an inspiring thought.
Do you think that's true?  To what extent?  Can you think of any examples?

If this is true, that would mean there's a connection between the good habits you may have of daily feeding your body nutritious foods, and daily feeding your spirit with the things that nourish it.

It might also mean there's a connection between picking at your zits, and "picking at" or criticizing your personality flaws.

But just as the body can heal itself from anything as small as zit-picking or as large as a broken bone, so too can the spirit recover from any wound, whether it be as "small" as a self-critical thought or as large as a major sin.

Some wounds we can heal on our own.  But some may need professional aid, often from multiple sources.

Jesus Christ is the ultimate source of all healing.
Because of Him, we can heal from any wound, physical or spiritual.

For more on the Savior's healing power, see

Peace out.

Saturday, May 30, 2015


This hit deep in my soul, and brought tears to my eyes.
Religious or not, this video is a good reminder of what really matters in life.  And how to be happy. 


Sunday, May 10, 2015

Hello again!

So, it's been almost a month since my last post.  I guess that's what school will do to ya!

Since the theme of this blog is finding the beauty in life, I thought this video was very applicable.
Elizabeth Smart, a voice for abuse prevention, learned to find beauty in the ugliest of circumstances.

She's not the only one trying to prevent abuse.

I read an early version of this book, CIA Street Smarts, by a retired CIA operations officer, and found it to be a very insightful and applicable guide to being street smart.  Girls, whether you live in the city or in your parents' suburban neighborhood, I highly recommend this book.  The smallest decisions can sometimes prevent the biggest tragedies.  
You are worth it.

Beautiful thing:
People like Elizabeth Smart and B.D. Foley who work to empower women!

Peace out.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

It was Mom

Beautiful thing:

I am so, so grateful to my mom, who has been there through thick and thin, and has devoted not only her life, but her whole being to her family.  She is my best friend, my mentor, my mother.

Thanks to all the moms that made my mom possible!


Click here for more on the divine contribution of mothers.


Peace out.