The Path to Creativity and Growth

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Creativity is often viewed as a rare gift, but it is in fact a mastery of skills. Such mastery is exactly what we need to be intentional with our growth. This life is a time for us to learn and grow, but often we struggle to know how to achieve… Continue reading

Slow Down and Connect with Heaven

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We can feel God’s presence if we pause to ponder and notice the beauty in our lives.  “Do you take time to discover each day how beautiful your life can be?” Elder Richard G. Scott asked this question in his 1996 general conference address “Finding Joy in Life.” His talk… Continue reading

Body Image—Why You Should Love the Skin You’re In

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Our bodies are uniquely ours. Here are some ways to view them the way God does.  Our world constantly bombards us with images of “perfection.” Instagram models on a beach, makeup ads with acne-free skin, and tabloids advertising the newest weight loss routine all paint a picture of “ideal” bodies… Continue reading

3 Tips to Help You Stay Afloat Mentally

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When the weight of life is pulling you under water, remember that there are always buoys that can lift you up. Here are three tips to help you stay afloat when you’re drowning mentally. As a college student—especially during the COVID-19 pandemic—I often find myself drowning in everything I have… Continue reading

The Beauty of Broken

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Though the feeling of being broken can be heavy, there’s beauty in that brokenness. It creates space for Christ to fill in the cracks and make us even stronger vessels than before. Have you ever felt lost, hurt, or helpless? Have you ever done something you regret? Not necessarily a… Continue reading

Maximizing Your Joy through Minimalism

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By getting rid of the material things we don’t need, we can practice minimalism and free up space in our homes, our minds, and our hearts.   I have a vice: shopping. Whether buying gifts for others or buying gifts for myself, I just can’t seem to stop. I wouldn’t call… Continue reading

How to Manage Stress by Turning to Christ

When the pressure and stress of daily life are overwhelming, we can turn to Christ to find peace and relief. He promises that with his help, we can persevere and grow through our trials.  Something that I’ve recently learned about myself is that I can find a reason to be… Continue reading

Imposter Syndrome: Three Steps to Kick Doubt to the Curb

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Imposter syndrome plagues many young adults. We can be haunted by questions, like Am I doing enough? Do I deserve this? Am I on the right path? By having confidence in the Lord and his promises, we can leave our self-doubt behind. Imposter syndrome is a phrase that we hear… Continue reading

How to Come Up for Air Among the Waves of Mental Illness

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Even though we may be drowning in the waves of mental illness, our reliance on Christ will help us make it to shore. Around when I started high school, I began to experience anxiety on a level that wasn’t just nervousness or anxiousness. My struggles with anxiety have always made… Continue reading

Humor and Enthusiasm: The Keys to a Balanced Life

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In a chaotic world, young adults often struggle to establish a good life balance. The solution may be simpler (and more enjoyable) than expected. In the spring of 1981, Elder James E. Faust addressed the student body of Brigham Young University with some serious concerns about an imbalance in the… Continue reading