Triggers vs Alarms

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In modern psychology, the term “triggers” refers to stimuli or events that evoke strong emotional or behavioral reactions in individuals, often associated with past traumatic experiences or deeply ingrained associations.

A Letter to My Son

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Dear Son, I hope this letter finds you in good spirits. First and foremost, I want you to always remember your divine identity in the grand tapestry of God’s plan.  Our journey on this earth is guided by divine teachings, and as you navigate life’s paths, it’s crucial to hold fast to the principles that […]

The Fourth Watch

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Do you, like me, sometimes find yourself questioning God’s timing in your life? I think we can all relate to looking heavenward and wondering where Divine intervention is, as we or our loved ones seem to be denied righteous longings and suffer beyond reason. Hard things happen to good people, and we could spend all […]

Circus Mirrors and Feedback Sessions

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In a world where we are often judged by others and where we may inadvertently judge ourselves based on the opinions of those around us, it is important to remember that the only true and accurate reflection of our worth comes from a higher power. The phrase, “Well done my good and faithful servant,” highlights […]

Letters to God

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In our fast-paced world, the pursuit of self-discovery and understanding our faith can be a journey for people of all ages. Join us as we delve into the significance of seeking answers through personal revelation, understanding God’s perspective on various topics, and the transformative practice of connecting with God through writing.

Embracing Imperfections and Fostering Compassion in Marriage 

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As a marriage repair specialist, I often find myself in sessions with couples who feel stuck in a loop of conflict and misunderstanding. These can be particularly challenging times for spouses who are navigating the complexities of parenthood. In recent sessions with one such couple, the insights gleaned became clear: In order to foster a […]

Make a Record of Your Proceedings and Know the Record is True

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[The following is an excerpt from the conversations we have in the Spiritual Psychology Masterclass.  I invite you to join us each week.]  I found another teaching point at the end of the first verse in 1 Nephi.  “I make a record of my proceedings”. He repeats the phrase two more times.  In verse two, […]

Using “The Pattern for Growth” to Fine-tune the Agile Checklist for Becoming Better Husbands

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How can we apply organizational principles and the wisdom of living prophets to become better spouses?  This article explores this concept, blending the principles from Atul Gawande’s “The Checklist Manifesto,” Agile project management methodology, and the “Pattern for Growth” as provided by our faith in an effort to become better Presiding Husbands. **Simplicity in Complexity** Navigating the […]

Embracing the Role of an Effective Presider

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Thoughts you might add to your Personal Identity Statement As members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we recognize the sacred role of a presider in our families. We strive to lead with love, compassion, and an understanding heart, cultivating an environment of unity and growth. In the world of business and […]

The Power of Self-Reflection: Unlocking Personal Growth and Resilience

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In our journey towards personal growth and spiritual development, self-reflection plays a crucial role. It is a tool that allows us to gain insights into our thoughts, emotions, and behaviors, enabling us to make positive changes and build resilience. President Nelson’s concept of self-reflection provides a powerful framework for this transformative process, drawing parallels with […]

Unlocking Your Potential: A Comprehensive Guide to Self-Improvement

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Embarking on a journey of self-improvement is a powerful step towards personal growth and fulfillment. Today we will delve into various strategies and insights aimed at unlocking your potential and helping you become the best version of yourself. From establishing a strong foundation to cultivating a growth mindset, we’ll explore practical techniques and timeless principles […]

Specialized Self Mastery Training: Winning Mood Battles

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The dynamic DPAR method, combined with the power of positive self-talk and unwavering self-belief, can revolutionize the approach to self-care for Warriors. By embracing these strategies, we can thrive in our roles, nourish our mental wellbeing, and continue to be a beacon of light in our communities.