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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You Have Divine Beauty – Use it for Good.

God put SO much beauty into one simple rose, just imagine how much beauty He’s put into you! Sure, we have our thorny, prickly moments. But I believe people, YOU included, have much more beauty inside than they realize – beauty of character and conversion, compassion and charity, that’s just still trying to blossom. ♥️ Let God…

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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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Being Real about Insecurities in Motherhood

I completely lost it today. In a moment of stressful madness as we were running late, dealing with miscommunication, and some unexpected chaos, I hurried kids out the door. The first kid sprinted out the front screen door and the second trailed close behind, running right into the slamming screen door. Smack! Shock. Cut cheek.…

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Slide Show Success: Doing My Own Family History!

Even though today was not the easiest, I spent part of my sabbath counting my blessings by doing some family photo organizing. It’s been a dream to start actually DOING something with photos from family trips and they’re so fun to look through again. Here’s the slideshow we made of our annual Baby Animal Days…

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Subscribe for LIVE Online Classes that will make you Smile!

It’s time to bring a music and dance education into your own home! Get ready for fun, learning, expression and confidence as we create art and memories together. ALL classes begin after Labor Day. Registration during August will guarantee your enrollment in September. My high-quality courses and affordable payment options are outlined below… The Arts…

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Hopeful Spirit: Meditation and Mental Breaks

Feeling unhappy? Overwhelmed? When was the last time you relaxed? Don’t have time to relax? I get it. You’re busy. Everyone’s counting on you. But what if you escaped for a few seconds by closing your eyes and just letting yourself breathe deeply? What if? What if you locked yourself in your room for a…

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Healthy Mind: Music & Mental Highs

A healthy mind is one that takes care of itself. It’s an ally. It thinks thoughts that keep it safe. Those safe thoughts then create safe emotions that allow us to be our best selves. Mental highs are one of the “M&M’s” that help me take care of my mind.  What IS a mental high?…

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Music Monday: "Dream Small"

Today a new favorite song was on the radio as I got in the car. Since it’s Music Monday, I had to share it. It’s called “Dream Small” and it’s by Josh Wilson. Just before I turned on the car I had been sitting in the driver’s chair, thinking, “Yes, Eva. Just focus on your music.”…

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Book Launch Party and Staying "Up" Emotionally 4 Months Postop

2 months. Because I’ve been focusing on finishing my latest book, that’s how long it’s been since I’ve sat down to write here, and I’ve got to say that it feels like I’ve come home. It’s almost like I have a relationship with this journal. It’s a space I can be myself. It’s a place…

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