Category Archives: Personal Growth

Beauty Tips for the Soul

“Red Lipstick”, by Jerine Beauty Tip #1:   Strive to Live Virtuously “The abundance of life, the fullness of purpose and meaning, are to be found in virtue—virtue that reflects and reaches for the godly virtue of the Savior Himself.  For us, then, virtue is not simply a feature of a good life, subject to the…

Becoming Mormon: My Search for Happiness

By Blog Contributor, Tonya Hartsog When my Mom was almost 5 months pregnant with me she suffered a heart attack that the doctors had mistakenly diagnosed as a new type of influenza. She was left untreated and at one point her legs were so filled with fluid, it would seep from her legs as she…

Memoirs of a Run-Away Model, Part 9

By Alison Satterwhite Part 9:  Bottoms Up I wasn’t in “Kansas” anymore.  After that night, I had pinpointed a weak spot in my naive glamorization of the modeling world.  I was in uncharted territory and for a moment, my teenage sense of indestructibility was in question.  Although I believed in a moral code higher than…

Memoirs of a Run-Away Model: Part 2

By Alison Satterwhite Part 2:  The Masquerade The music went black, the lights went interrogative. I quickly put on my masquerade of cool, confidence mixed with indifference and hardness. Underneath were raw, unabashed doubt and insecurity. Palms sweating, I steadied my wobbling knees. It was my turn. Suddenly a whirlwind of thought invaded my mind.…

What are YOU Grateful For?

All images on this post courtesy http://www.katewares.com via flickr “Life without thankfulness is devoid of love and passion. Hope without thankfulness is lacking in fine perception. Faith without thankfulness lacks strength and fortitude. Every virtue divorced from thankfulness is maimed and limps along the spiritual road.” ~John Henry Jowett “Gratitude is riches. Complaint is poverty.”…

No Tongue Nor Pen Can Tell the Sorrow

This is the harrowing account of my 3rd great-grandmother’s journey to find religious freedom and tolerance. As retold by Claire Haynie 1866 Margaret McBride My Name is Margaret Howard McBride and I am 52 years old. I have lived here in the Salt Lake valley for almost 10 years. My physical journey to the valley…

Adversity Can Make You Strong

By Alison Satterwhite “Adversity can make you strong.”  I read those words in an ad campaign as a young woman and they have stuck with me ever since.  At times, it is hard to accept our lot and trials in life.   Seeing the forest through the trees can take a seasoned veteran, and in…

To Create is Divine

Watch and be inspired! courtesy, mormon messages via youtube.com “The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. No matter our talents, education, backgrounds, or abilities, we each have an inherent wish to create something that did not exist before.  Everyone can create. You don’t need money, position, or influence…