I went to Bear Lake this past week, and I think it definitely makes it into the list of my most memorable experiences--and that’s for a variety of reasons, the biggest being the fact that nature is a healer. I’ve been pretty tired and put out about a lot of things in my life lately,… Continue reading 5 Ways Nature Can Heal You
There’s one thing my coworker said that really made me think--and it wasn’t even related to feelings or thoughts. He always wears sweaters, and at the beginning of the week, when he wore a sweater and the weather was still drenched in the summer heat, I asked how he could stand it. He said, “I… Continue reading Why Kindness Matters
“America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” -President Abraham Lincoln What a poignant quote from honest Abe. I’ve had such a difficult time my whole life trying to understand why people choose to be stupid. If someone knows something is bad for them then why do they do it? Or if they know that something is going to benefit them, then why don’t they do it? But as I’ve grown older, I’ve come to realize that agency, or the freedom of choice, is essential. It’s not a nice commodity or suggestion, it’s something that is essential for our growth and learning in this mortal life. Click on the link to read more...
The Fourth of July is my other favorite holiday besides Christmas, and because it is, my next few posts will all be Patriotic-themed. I love being a citizen of the United States of America. I take a lot of pride in learning about our heritage and recognizing many of my brave ancestors who sacrificed so… Continue reading 5 Reasons I’m an American Before a Hawaiian
I looked forward all week to attending the Manti Pageant--and not only because I was able to get out of work early. 😉 I was looking forward to having my spirits lifted by good company and wholesome entertainment. Manti Pageant certainly delivered. As I reflect on my experience in attending the pageant, I found… Continue reading 8 Things I Learned at the Manti Pageant
I think a lot of people wonder what’s the point of this blog? Who’s going to read it? Why even try creating a blog for locals when they’re so diverse? Also, how can you make money off of a blog? “You can’t make money off a blog like this.” To be completely honest, these questions… Continue reading The Real Reason I Started this Blog
It’s snowing today. It’s the middle of May and it’s snowing. The weather is crisp and cold, and small drifts of snow fall from the sky. WHY is it snowing… especially right now? We’re almost halfway through the year and it’s snowing. Well, it definitely makes me miss the warm, and appreciate the nice weather… Continue reading Triggers of Hawaii Fever & Nostalgia