The Influence of Good Men

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Recent studies continue to demonstrate the positive connection between having a father in the home and the influence that father’s can have on child development. The presence of a father in the home positivity correlates with higher levels of sociability, confidence, and self-control in children. Children with involved fathers are less likely to act out […]

Finding Peace in Christ

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Elder D. Todd Christofferson said in this last General Conference, “What our Heavenly Father offers us is Himself and His Son, a close and enduring relationship with Them through the grace and mediation of Jesus Christ, our Redeemer.” (Our Relationship With God, April 2022) My life has been a pursuit of learning the order of […]

Building Emotional Intelligence Part 3

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(Read Part 1 and Part 2) How then do we take all that we know about emotion and properly utilize emotions to make informed decisions? Well that is somewhat a trick question as emotions should rarely form the basis for making decisions. Let me explain. In Stephen W. Owen’s talk entitled “Be Faithful, Not Faithless” […]

Building Emotional Intelligence Part 2

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(Read Part 1 HERE). After I have successfully narrowed down and identified my emotions; where do I go from there? How then do I effectively manage such emotions? While utilizing the emotion/feelings wheel may offer a simple formula toward managing emotions… I will introduce a few more tools that can be utilized. Our first tool […]

Building Emotional Intelligence: Part 1

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Perhaps one of the most misunderstood pieces of the human experience is human emotion. Yet, one of my favorite facets within my clinical education has been coming to learn about emotion and the role that emotions can play within fully understanding what it means to be a person. Too often as individuals we may experience […]

A Warrior’s Prayer

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One of my favorite times during any day is the opportunity I have to communicate with Heavenly Father. While I still feel as though I am continuing to learn what it means to pray and how I can properly communicate with my Heavenly Father there are a few principles within prayer that allow me to […]

4 Steps of Inquiry

4 Steps of Inquiry, Man thinking

One of the most intriguing and well known forms of therapy is cognitive-behavioral therapy or CBT. 4 questions we should all consider at times to better understand our own thoughts.

Dirt in the Eyes: A Christlike Remedy

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One of my favorite Bible stories is when Christ heals the blind man by the pool. I hope we can all take the time to recognize the symbolism this story has within the journey of self-mastery.

Devil Exposed Workshop

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“The Devil Exposed” is a 12 week revolving workshop exposing the role the Subtle Serpent plays in your psychological experience of Temptation, Torment and relationship Turmoil.  

The Radio Trick

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Imagine being a soldier back in the late 1960s. You have just finished boot camp, and because of your intelligence and skills, they assign you to be the leader of a team of a dozen soldiers. You are excited to go to war and fight for what is important to you! A helicopter dumps you […]

Your Life – A Well Oiled Machine

car engine

Starting in my young adult years, I really struggled with the phrase, “Keep the Commandments”.

The phrase always feels and sounds like handcuffs and ankle chains to me. And then, as I was pondering a whole different subject, it made more sense to me and became really easy to understand, agree with and love.