Recent news about the Joseph Bishop sexual abuse scandal at the Provo Missionary Training Center has highlighted the resistance to acknowledge or correct sexual misconduct in the Mormon church community. This is, unfortunately, nothing new. My dad’s life is a telling illustration of this sad reality. Let’s start in 1982. Tucson, Arizona. My dad had been a […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
About a month ago I wrote about feeling “stuck” spiritually. Over the past week or two I have been guided to understand some of the things I need to do to progress upward toward the blessings God has promised will one day be mine. I have been shown that I simply can’t receive those […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
For months I have been feeling an uncomfortable sense of stagnation. After climbing steep mountains and traversing near-bottomless caverns for several years, it has been strange to find myself on a plateau with very little variation in altitude. In some ways it has been very good. Stability is a welcome reprieve after years of turmoil. […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
I’m so excited to share these beautiful photos from last July’s “Of One Heart and One Mind” Kundalini Yoga and Meditation workshop. The photos (with watermarks) were taken by my awesome sister-in-law Brooke Roundy (interspersed with much-less-awesome pics from my phone). She does maternity, birth, newborn, and family portraits in Utah as well. Totally check […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
And it came to pass that I beheld a tree, whose fruit was desirable to make one happy. -1 Nephi 8:10 Yesterday I was reminded of something that has been on my figurative blogpost to-do list since last fall. The Sunday school lesson at my parents’ church yesterday was focused on Jesus’ commandment to his […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
Around this time a year ago I began my downward slide. At the end of April I helped my friend, Felice, with her booth at the Arizona Whole-istic Living Conference. While there I told her I felt heavy and not myself. A few days later I fell into anxiety. Depression followed soon after. It would […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
As a teenager living in Massachusetts I reached a point in my spiritual progress where I felt stagnant. I enjoyed going to church each week and attending youth activities, I had learned to love the scriptures, I prayed and had a strong relationship with God, but I felt ravenous. I was no longer content just […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
For several years now I have been thinking a lot (i.e. obsessing) about food. What foods I should or shouldn’t eat, how they should be eaten (raw, steamed, soaked, sprouted, etc. etc. etc.). In this age of information, it is easy to find advice about nutrition. I have spent over a decade learning about nutrition […]Continue Reading... 7 Comments.
This morning I was sitting in my backyard, soaking up some of the early-morning sunshine and reading, and I came upon this scripture: Now they, after being sanctified by the Holy Ghost, having their garments made white, being pure and spotless before God, could not look upon sin save it were with abhorrence; and there […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.