Category: thought work


    I was asked to give a talk at church Sunday. My assignment was to speak about THIS talk given in General Conference October 18, 2018. This was my talk: Organizing storage recently, I ran across this book.  It is a gift that was given to me when I was 9 years old, from my Great…

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  • 2019!!!!!!!!


    The first day in 2019 began in CA! Any year that begins by the ocean has to be a good one! In my first yoga class in 2019, the instructor talked about goals: 17% of the population have goals. 14% of those have a plan in mind but are unwritten. 3% of those people write…

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  • illuminating the fog

    illuminating the fog

    I have been in a fog of: I can’t, I don’t follow through, there isn’t enough time, who do I think I am?, I don’t know how, it’s too much, too hard, not important Are you exhausted just reading that mess?  These thoughts that run through my mind repetitively create feelings of discouragement and weakness…and…

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  • stand your sacred ground

    stand your sacred ground

    I happened upon Brooke Castillo’s 5-minute emotional makeover last week.  I listen to her podcast regularly but had never heard this podcast.  I decided to give it a try.  I had been feeling a lot of anxiousness lately and thought it would be great to get a handle on it. or understand it. or get…

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  • 10 day social media fast

    10 day social media fast

      135mm, f3.2, 1/500, iso100 President Russell M Nelson, President and Prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, invited the women of the world, (8 years old and up) to participate in a 10-day social media fast.  He said, “I invite you to participate in a 10-day fast from social media and…

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  • discomfort is the currency

    discomfort is the currency

    95mm (70-200mm lens), f2.8, 1/400, ISO400 | NSL, UT: Tunnel Springs Park When deciding between two or more things, ask yourself- “What moves you towards who you want to be?  Fear is not a reason to not do something.  Most of the things worth doing, we are going to be a little afraid of doing. …

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  • drew itself near

    drew itself near

    24mm (24-70mm lens), f2.8, 1/250, ISO6400 “Why would your creativity not love you?  It came to you, didn’t it?  It drew itself near.  It worked itself into you, asking for your attention and devotion.  It filled you with desire to make and do interesting things.  Creativity wanted a relationship with you.  That must be for…

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  • I know what to do

    I know what to do

    1/200, f2.2, ISO250, 50mm | my home The thoughts rolling through my head- I want them to lift me, point me to my goals, feel my successes, and have a vision greater than today. Instead, they are- shielding me, protecting me, keeping me safe. But safe is boring. Being unseen is diminishing. I am ready…

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  • not looking for applause

    “If your intentions are to impress people or to get the big applause at the end then you are taking, not giving.” -Teitur (found here) To remember to share myself with the intent to give, letting go of what I will receive…that is true magic.  I have been a guitar student off and on (much…

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  • stand still

    ISO 800, f 1.4, 1/100: 35mm Miles above the earth, flying around 600 mph is where I recently found the insight and inspiration to BE STILL.  I was sitting in the middle seat on our flight home from Washington DC.  Danny and I had enjoyed the most wonderful time.  I was anxious to get home,…

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