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How to Talk About Your Suicidal Feelings & Intentions

How to Talk About Your Suicidal Feelings & Intentions

If you’ve struggled with suicidal feels or intentions, you know how hard it can be to open up and ask for help. However, sharing your experience is essential to receiving the support and guidance you need not only to survive, but thrive. It may seem impossible, but there are ways you can take control and become your own best advocate. …

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Thoughts on Responding to Disasters & Changing the World

Thoughts on Responding to Disasters & Changing the World

This past week, I’ve received numerous invites to fundraising events to benefit those affected by Hurricane Harvey. It has truly been inspiring to see people around the world band together to help those in need. It has also made me think about my own “selective caring” habits when it comes to helping others. As a journalist, I was not only …

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How to Receive Inspiration for Those You Teach at Church

How can you receive inspiration for those you teach at Church? This past Friday, the Church announced some pretty major updates to both the teaching style and curriculum of Relief Society and Priesthood classes. It focuses more on the personal needs of your ward and community. This can be an intimidating prospect, especially when you consider all teachers are simply …

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How to Ask for a Priesthood Blessing If You Have Anxiety

How to Ask for a Priesthood Blessing When You Have Anxiety

Priesthood blessings are meant to be sacred moments of healing, comfort, and direction. However, many members struggle to reach out and ask for help in times of need. This is especially true of those with mental illnesses, such as anxiety or depression. Shame can make it extremely hard to trust others and be vulnerable. If you find it hard to …

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How to Use Your Patriarchal Blessing for Personal Growth

How to Use Your Patriarchal Blessing for Personal Growth

A patriarchal blessing is a sacred blessing given by a patriarch to a member of the church. In the blessing, the member receives personal direction from the Lord and his lineage in the House of Israel. The promises are eternal and, when studied consistently, a patriarchal blessing can bring peace, comfort, and protection. After years of reading your patriarchal blessing, …

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8 Ways to Help Those Struggling With Thoughts of Suicide

8 Ways to Help Those Struggling With Thoughts of Suicide

Last week, Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park, died by suicide. When I heard the news, I spent the day listening to the music of the band that helped me deal with an abusive childhood and repeated trauma. I’ve thought about my own mental health journey and watching others I love struggle. I thought about the moments when I …

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4 Practical Ways to Actually Develop Patience

4 Practical Ways to Actually Develop Patience

Patience. Just reading that word can make us feel anything but. In fact, patience seems to be an extremely elusive character trait for most people. It seems to be that the only way to develop patience is to just sit and wait it out. But are there ways we can consciously and actively develop patience? I think so. Here are …

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5 Unique Ways to Revitalize Your Scripture Study

5 Unique Ways to Revitalize Your Scripture Study

Scripture study plays a primary role in building faith and testimony. In the Doctrine and Covenants, the Lord say, “Behold, I say unto you that you shall let your time be devoted to the studying of the scriptures.” However, maintaining good habits and keeping our study spiritually fulfilling can be difficult. So much competes for our time and we can …

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How to Control Intrusive Thoughts

How to Control Intrusive Thoughts

Thoughts are important. In the scriptures, we are commanded to let virtue garnish our thoughts unceasingly. President Ezra Taft Benson also stressed the power thoughts have when he said: “Thoughts lead to acts, acts lead to habits, habits lead to character—and our character will determine our eternal destiny.” So, what do you do when you are faced with intrusive thoughts …

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