Pressure to Be Perfect

Pressure to Be Perfect

“Elisha, I don’t think you’re a bad person. I think you have unrealistic expectations for yourself. You have all these ideas of what you should and shouldn’t be and you don’t allow yourself to make mistakes.”   This was the first time I had met with a therapist....
Living in the Blessing

Living in the Blessing

Why are you a practicing member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints?   Have you ever been asked that question? If not, you will be. How would you answer that inquiry? Honestly, I would have to say that because my mother and father taught me at a...
Fast Offerings

Fast Offerings

To the police officer that pulled me over this morning, thank you.   We don’t normally expect to be grateful to a patrolman for pulling us over. I recognize that. But for me, today, I feel a degree of gratitude. I have been reflecting on the experience all day...
Free to Be Happy

Free to Be Happy

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, or the Mormon Church, as many people call it. I am what is called a ‘convert’ to the Church, which means that I was taught the gospel by missionaries and I joined as a young woman, of my own free will...
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