Be Steadfast and Immovable

My New Resolution/Affirmation I believe that daily affirmations help us change our thoughts and give us momentum to make desired changes, and reach desired goals. This is my new affirmation to help me make changes in my lifestyle and diet that will help me stick to a desired health plan. I know that my reliance on God will be key to making this change. I have tried many times in … Read More

Gratitude is the Key To Happiness

What are you thankful for? If you’re not making time on a regular basis to ask yourself that important question, you’re missing out on some incredible benefits that can help you be a better leader, spouse and parent. Turns out, there’s overwhelming scientific evidence that gratitude can help your brain function better and help you achieve a long-lasting and more positive mood. That’s according to Harvard Medical School’s Mental Health … Read More

All Things Are Possible With Christ

Sometimes life is tough. We have difficult situations that are thrown at us, and we are not sure how, or if, we can get through them. It is easy to lose hope in such a world where we are constantly bombarded with negative messages that tell us we are not good enough, or that people don’t like us, or that we are disappointments, or a lost cause. Sometimes we see … Read More

Are you denying the seriousness of your condition?

Step 1: Honesty “Rarely do people caught in addictive behaviors admit to being addicted. To deny the seriousness of our condition and to avoid detection and the consequences of our choices, we tried to minimize or hid our behaviors. We did not realize that by deceiving others and ourselves, we slipped deeper into our addictions. As our powerlessness over addiction increased, many of us found fault with family, friends, Church … Read More

Do You Feel Stuck? What we can learn from Quicksand

Dear friend, If you are like most people, you are likely dealing with difficult challenges in your life, or the life of a loved one. You may be new to the challenge, deep in the middle of it, or on the upside of the experience. Challenges can come in the form of depression, mental illness, anxiety, addiction, relationships, etc… I know when I have been in the middle of my … Read More

You Are Not A Failure

“Failure is an event, never a person.” -Zig Ziglar When we experience failure in our lives sometimes we equate that to meaning we are a failure. If you ever catch yourself in your self-talk saying things like, “I suck!” “I’m a loser!” “I am such a disappointment.” “I’m a big fat failure!” I would ask that you take some time to ponder on the idea that failure is what we … Read More

Dear Older Me Letter… Tool to Help with Depression, Anxiety, or Addiction Relapse

About a year ago I was dealing with another bout of depression and anxiety.  It was one of the toughest I have dealt with.  It was a very difficult situation and a painful one for my wife.  I had lots of suicidal thoughts, and really was not in a good spot at all.  I didn’t think there was going to be an end to how I was feeling.  I felt … Read More

Addiction Recover Resource from LDS Family Services

But, I’m Not an Addict Take an honest look at your life and your behaviors. I believe that I wasn’t an addict for years… I just had a minor problem that I could fix on my own. I could “man up” and take care of it! But, after years of not seeing any change, or of seeing only short spurts of change, I realized I was not able to beat … Read More

Why are you back here doing the same things?

I was reminded a couple of weeks ago about how easy it can be for us to return to old habits even after having some incredible experiences and a period of miraculous change in ourselves where prior to that change or experience we thought it was hopeless or impossible to change. Why is it that we return to those habits, and fall back into the life we once lived? Think … Read More

A True Story that Will Inspire You

I met with Reesa’s father, Mike, today and learned about Reesa’s story firsthand. He shared limited details and suggested I look at the following YouTube video. I won’t spoil the message. Please watch and share. Reesa’s story is one worth sharing! Thank you Mike and thanks to your family for being willing to share something so incredibly personal. Give yourself to The Captain of Your Soul and receive the blessings … Read More

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