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Hello there and welcome! This blog has been an idea in my mind for longer than I can remember. I hope you find this space to be comforting inspiring & connecting.

I will share all the things that make my life burst with color. Health and wellness. Relationships. Minimalism. Love and loss. Nature. Books. The concept and application of hygge—as I am all about coziness and connection in my every day.

Background

I graduated from Brigham Young University with a major in English and a minor in philosophy. During my time at BYU, I competed on the cross country and track teams. It was a great way to travel and see a bit of the world. After all that running, I am now content to live the slower life. One that is filled with the beauty of the outdoors, a connection to health and wellness, the daily dose of a good book, hot baths, and a deep and abiding connection to those I love most. I am a wife, mother of four children, and an inveterate seeker.

You can view a bit of my religious transition story here.

My latest ventures have included being a co-host with my partner, John, and Natasha Helfer Parker on The Gift of the Mormon Faith Crisis podcast (I am also a cohost on the earlier Mormon Transitions podcast), creating this blog in order to share thoughts and ideas through writing, and beginning my own coaching practice. In all three places, I explore life transitions (involving religion, death or loss, divorce,  illness, or empty nest syndrome) as they impact marriage, parenting, identity, family relationships--and one's ability to find a renewed sense of purpose amidst daily living. That is my focus as a coach: life transitions and how to navigate and process our experiences to create a more intentional and authentic life. While I have and will continue to participate in various workshops and retreats (with my partner, John), I am now excited to work a bit on my own too. I am certified as a Certified Life Coach through Life Purpose Institute

I do believe that one of the most powerful forms of art we can create is that of a meaningful and joy-filled life.

So let’s get started, shall we?