Self-Improvement

November Challenge: THANKS giving

November Challenge: THANKS giving

Every year we arrive at Thanksgiving amid a hustle and bustle of cooking and preparing.  More often than not we sit down for dinner and pause a moment or two to go around the table, allowing each person to name something they are thankful for. […]

3 Ways to Create a Positive Attitude

3 Ways to Create a Positive Attitude

 “Oh, here we go again, a reminder of how imperfect I  am.” Usually when we think of self-improvement, we tend  to start underestimating ourselves, our potential, and our  purpose.  We focus on our weaknesses and our mistakes,  making it  difficult to remember our strengths and  successes. […]

10 Ways to Jumpstart Your Healthy Lifestyle

10 Ways to Jumpstart Your Healthy Lifestyle

 According to the Journal of the American Medical  Association, 26.6% of children and adolescents were  diagnosed with a chronic condition in the United  States.  This means that one in five children today  have a chronic  illness, with chronic conditions s  spreading, it’s more  important than ever […]

Book Review: The Big Leap

Book Review: The Big Leap

As I believe I mentioned in one of my previous posts, I am a new and very avid consumer of self-help books. I love having those “aha moments,” and when you read (or listen to) a self-help book, you get them all of the time. […]

Mindful Media: Make Your Time with Technology Worthwhile

Mindful Media: Make Your Time with Technology Worthwhile

I love technology, but like many good things, it can be abused and overused. More applicable to me, it can be very, very time-wasting. Yet I keep reaching for my phone and turning on the T.V. any moment I can. It’s a habit that I […]

Get Creative: 36 Ideas for “Creatives” and “Non-creatives” Alike

Get Creative: 36 Ideas for “Creatives” and “Non-creatives” Alike

Have you ever thought of a project, but you were too afraid to start? I have a seven-year-old niece who has probably created more things than most people do in their lifetimes. Once, she made a fish tank out of paper and even devised a […]

Get Insured: Build Relationships

Get Insured: Build Relationships

When I spoke in church on Sunday, and the phrase, “Marriage is the best self-help program,” spilled out of me, I realized how fixated with self-help I really am right now. Yes, as a 21-year-old, I’ve already started reading self-help books for fun. But I believe it’s […]

Making Friends with Stress

Making Friends with Stress

Are you stressed yet this semester? Are you stressed because you think you will be stressed this semester? Am I stressing you out? Whether or not you’re experiencing it at this moment, stress is something we’ll all have to face over and over again in our […]

Perfection and Purpose

Perfection and Purpose

  As students, it is easy to feel inadequate in our studies, social circles, and everyday endeavors here at BYU. No matter how hard we try, sometimes our imperfections are all too clear before us. A few weeks ago, my friend told me about an experience […]

Life’s Dark Trails

Life’s Dark Trails

The trail was very dark, the sky lit with stars. With a small silver flashlight in hand, I could only see two or three steps in front of me, but well enough to know I was quickly falling behind the very fast and fit group […]