A Slide 36 Years in the Making

Last week I did something new and brave thanks to a recent round of fresh counseling sessions: I slid down a water slide with NO inhibitions! I grabbed the overhead bar with both fists, swung hard, launched myself, leaned back, crossed my arms on my chest and FLEW!!!! I have NEVER gone down a water…

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My Basement Marathon: Adapting Goals and Getting to the Finish Line!

Once upon a time (like 6 months ago😉) I had high hopes of running a marathon on Pioneer Day, just 2 days before the 2-year anniversary of my hysterectomy and 3 days before my 36th birthday. Then life happened – gut issues, family sickness for a month, and other “stuff”. But I reeeally still wanted…

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Rise Up and S.M.I.L.E.

I’ve been doing some re-branding and am SO excited to finally start sharing the projects I’ve been working on! First off, as much as I loved the start that the name Uplifting Eva gave me, I never liked that it had my name. I’ve always wanted something that was more about sharing hope for everyone…

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The Right Person at the Right Time

I gushed unexpectedly, as the walls came down while chatting with a writer-friend last week. “I finished it!” I told her.  “Last night I finally finished the formatting and spacing and EVERYTHING for my memoir and self-help book.” Her eyes shined as she took in my news, and a grin grew across her face.  An…

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Take Time for Your Dreams, Even if it Takes More Time Than You Expected

I know it’s not Tuesday anymore (and it wasn’t Monday this morning when I did my #musicmonday either LOL) but I need to share a belated #taketimetuesday post.  I am so thankful that I have patiently pursued my dreams while devoting myself to motherhood.  I am a full-time mom every day and night.  I work…

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Making the Most of The Last Days of Summer…Through Music

For this week’s #musicmonday I’m sharing a tender mercy I was blessed with at our last day at the local pool. I was having a woe-is-me moment as I saw everyone swimming and realized I couldn’t get in the pool yet post-surgery, while also stressing about how I would look after my next surgery (it’s hard not…

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Not "One Week" Left, Motherhood is Eternal

One week from today I will be having a complete hysterectomy.  That’s hard to believe since I’m only 33.  But life throws surprises at you.  I know I shouldn’t complain. I have 3 beautiful kids and I’m trying to be grateful.  But I’m also scared.  It’s unexpected.  Even after 2 years of being diagnosed BRCA-1 positive,…

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Vintage Books, Angels and Love Notes

 This story is so special to me and I’m excited to share it with you!  The veil truly is thin.  We CAN receive guidance and confirmation in even the simplest of life’s decisions.  Maybe it’s because the simple little decisions can make a BIG difference.  Let me explain what happened.  Today I was going through…

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Miracle on West Temple Street

I had something really special happen to me yesterday, that was a reminder to me of how important and loved each of us is to our Heavenly Father and our earthly father.  The way this worked out was a personal miracle. I was invited to help film a conference this weekend.  Committing to this conference…

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The Day The Music Died

Today it’s been one year since I held my Daddy’s hand and watched him take his last breath. It was in his pale yellow bedroom overlooking the city he grew up in, in the hills of San Diego.  And in all that time I haven’t written about the tender mercies I experienced that morning, or…

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