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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, on the 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 them/how to use them to live a larger, more authentic life. While I have and will continue to participate in various workshops and couples coaching (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?