Leadership and Mentoring

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In 2017, I had the privilege of sharing some ideas with a group of women about being their best selves. Afterwards, people commented that they wished they could share what I had to say with some of their friends. I created a downloadable audio from that original talk. In the talk, I speak to women.

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We are pleased to offer the Treasure Valley Homeschool Conference for the third year in 2018! This year, we are offering the tickets through Eventbrite. You will also find ALL the details there, so be sure to check it out for the full scoop on what to expect. The Treasure Valley Homeschool Conference is divided

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Do you know what your life mission is? I believe that each of us has a unique purpose to fulfill in life. We all have different things that drive us. I’ve taught about life missions for just over five years. When I first began to use them, I used a list that someone else had

“Find joy in every thing you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home…it’s your responsibility to love it, or change it.” -Chuck Palahniuk

I this quote is so amazing. It helps point out a truth, that we always have the power to choose joy in our circumstances. Recently, a friend of mine shared this power statement with me: “I choose happiness. No matter the circumstance.” I’ve taken to using this power statement to start my day off right. Because sometimes I need the reminder that I can choose to find joy. And I can also choose to adjust my actions if my results aren’t bringing me joy.

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“We are like human magnets. Our deeds, our attitudes, and even our thoughts attract in kind. Like begets like. When we know in advance how people will react, great power is placed in our hands, if we have the courage to use it. When we thoroughly understand these laws of action and reaction, then we can stimulate any desired response in other people. If we want smiles, we must give smiles. If we want people to like us, all we have to do is like them. If we speak ill of someone behind his back, he retaliates in kind, only magnified.” –Sterling W. Sill

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“Every person to a greater or less degree affects the lives of those with whom he associates. There is a radiation from each individual character. People are more or less susceptible to this radiation. If we could interpret it rightly and fully as did Jesus, the Great Teacher, we could arrive at a just estimate of those whom we meet. This radiation comes not from what the person pretends to be but from what he is really and intrinsically. Children are instinctively susceptible to this radiation.” –David O. McKay

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Have you ever wished for a miracle? Fourteen years ago, I had two small children. Money was tight and our vehicle was a small, blue beater. It often needed a jump start, had bald tires, and mostly ran on hope. During this time, my husband’s work sent him to Puerto Rico for a month. One

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I first learned about Abraham Maslow and his hierarchy of needs over twenty years ago. I immediately was drawn to the concepts and excited to utilize them to understand people better. Basically, Maslow suggested that every person gets their needs met in a certain order. If the “lowest levels” of needs are not met, then

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I spent years lying to myself about who I was. These days, I’m shocked at the lies I used to believe. See if you recognize any of these lies: I’m not good enough I’m too ________ to enjoy that experience I don’t deserve ___________ It’s silly to try so hard to reach goals when I

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Last weekend, I drove “home” to my parents house. My mother had open heart surgery and was home from the hospital. I decided to go help out for a few days and headed there. About an hour outside of Portland, the air became very smoky. I began to be a bit concerned, because it was