The Daily Ritual Blueprint:

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Discover, Plan, Act, Reflect for a Fulfilling Day Ahead. In the realm of personal development, there’s a timeless truth: how you start your day sets the tone for everything that follows.


Man taking off a mask and hiding behind it

ADHD masking is when someone with ADHD tries to cover up their symptoms by copying with the behaviors of people who don’t have it. ADHD masking may be a way for some people with ADHD to fit in socially, avoid being stigmatized, or feel more accepted.

The Power of Anchors, Habits, and Routines: A Path to Happiness and Calm

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In today’s fast-paced world, finding joy, happiness, and calm is essential. I want to explore a concept that we often overlook but is vital in our daily lives: the power of anchors, habits, and routines. Recently, I touched upon images that might bring a smile or contentment, such as family gatherings, sunsets or pictures of […]

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, […]

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 […]

Shouldn’t you be able to rely on people? What if others are not meeting your needs?

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In today’s society, a prevailing theme – evolving gradually over time – implies that God’s existence is doubtful. Many, if not most, have tried wrestling with psychological challenges without experiencing a connection with a Divine Being, a Holy Ghost, or Christ for guidance, healing and support. This is an unfortunate digression from the original meaning […]

Discovering the Power of Artificial Motivators

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Alright, listen up guys, let me share something really surprising with you: the idea of artificial motivators, something that’s not truly sincere but still pushes you forward. I used to think we should always be absolutely sincere with what drives us. I’ll tell you a story to illustrate this. Once, I set myself a goal […]

The Journey of Growth: Lessons from Musicians, Athletes, and Soldiers

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In our recent exploration of personal growth and resilience, we delved into the world of musicians, athletes, and soldiers. Their experiences offer valuable lessons in perseverance, grit, and the power of steadfast faith. As we conclude this lesson series and prepare to venture into new territories, it is essential to recognize that the path we […]

Resilience in Difficult Relationships

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Understanding the Phases of Connection, Disconnection, and Rejuvenation Introduction: Relationships can be complex, and couples often find themselves at a point where they enter an unwanted phase of cohabitation. This is a critical juncture where many couples lose motivation and struggle to maintain their connection. However, recognizing the importance of continual effort and seeking personal […]

A Lesson in Resilience 

Image of person who looks like Christ as a sheep herder

Once upon a time, in a land far away, there lived a wise and compassionate teacher named Christ. He walked upon this difficult planet, spreading His teachings and guiding people towards love and righteousness. However, His path was not an easy one. On His very first day, He encountered people who were resistant to His […]

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 […]

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.