Category Archives: How to Flourish

Why can’t we be friends?

My husband is currently attending business school at Harvard which has been a phenomenal experience for our entire family (we have 2 kids). Thinking back on the debate we were having on whether or not it was worth applying seems … Continue reading

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When to Do All You Can and When to Stand Still

Being cheerful can open our hearts to stillness. But what does that mean to transition from cheerfully doing to standing still? How do you know when it’s time to step back and wait “with utmost assurance” for God to reveal … Continue reading

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What Stands in the Way of Our Happiness?

I want to share an indirect approach—a kind of back-door strategy—to finding your secret cheerfulness. This idea comes from one of my favorite poets David Whyte. He tells a story about a time when he was working for a non-profit organization … Continue reading

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Purpose and a Sense of Self Makes Us Happy

The scriptures are full of examples of people being cheerful because they understood their purpose. There is a beautiful story in the Book of Mormon about a group of people who are in poverty by material standards, but great in … Continue reading

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Finding Meaning and Purpose in Dark Times

D&C 123:17 – Therefore, dearly beloved, let us cheerfully do all that lies in our power; and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance, to see the salvation of God, and for his arm to be revealed. Are … Continue reading

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How to Enjoy Life

When I was a sophomore in college I received a package in the mail from my mother. When I opened it up, it had four things inside: newspaper for padding, a summer sausage, a lime, and a Post-It sized note … Continue reading

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Learning About Happiness in the Patagonian Fjords

Doctrine and Covenants 123:17 – Therefore, dearly beloved brethren, let us cheerfully do all that lies in our power and then may we stand still, with the utmost assurance to see the salvation of God, and for his arm to … Continue reading

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