We live in a world where individuals, families, communities, and nations are hurting, but in the middle of this pain there is a bright ray of hope. In the words of Rumi, "The wound is the place where the light enters you."
When I decided to attempt making homemade pineapple coconut pancakes, I knew they wouldn't be complete without a coconut syrup, but I had no idea where to buy one—so I made my own, and it was delicious!
These deliciously moist pancakes have an authentic Hawaiian taste that will tantalize your taste buds and might even convince your mind that you are actually on a Hawaiian vacation.
Frustration in relationships often comes from a lack of understanding more than from a lack of love. These books will open your eyes to the mind-boggling mysteries of the opposite gender, teaching how to show respect and love in a way that will strengthen both struggling and thriving relationships.
This book will open your eyes to the often overlooked root causes of conflict. It inspires introspection. It will change your perspective and likely change your life. It's a book everyone should read.
Ironically, in this world of technology and hyper-connectivity, a sense of disconnection from others leaves a vacuum in many people's lives. These four tips will help you reconnect in deep ways.
Do you find yourself anxious about the future or depressed that your now isn't as exciting as your past? Living in the present moment could be the key to relieving stress and making every day better.
We've all heard sleep is important, but most people short themselves several hours of sleep a night. Could sleep be the key to transforming your quality of life? It's worth the investment of time.
I'm sharing the play by play of my PRK experience hoping it will help others who are considering laser surgery. Each experience is unique and there are no guaranteed results, but I'm pleased so far.
Western Washington is filled with lush beautiful scenery. Whether you're new to the area, just breaking into the hiking scene, or a veteran hiker, this list of hikes won't disappoint.
I finally tried out a natural spectrum light for winter fatigue, and I could never go back. I wake up with my own personal sunrise each morning, and I feel refreshed and alert throughout the day.
Fear is often the biggest barrier between people and their greatest goals and dreams. Choosing courage over fear increases confidence and empowerment, and it can transform dreams into realities.
With spectacular landscapes and a reputation for being the ultimate outdoor adventure destination, Alaska is on a lot of bucket lists. Use this list as a guide to some of Alaska's best attractions.
If you are tired of just sitting around with your foot up while you wait for it to heal, these three foot injury friendly workouts could be just what you need to stay active and keep your body strong.
Research shows that our longevity is greatly affected by the way that we perceive stress. If you want to live a longer, healthier, and happier life, you may want to rethink how you think about stress.
I've always loved this song and its message that I should give what I can to my Savior even if it isn't much, but recently I learned this song had another important message that I needed even more.
If you are looking for a way to increase positive results in all areas of your life, this miracle morning routine could be just what you need. Try it out and be amazed by the results!
Here are some simple ideas to share the light of Christ this Christmas season and for Christmas seasons to come. We can honor Christ by remembering his words that, "Ye are the light of the world."
Music speaks to the soul calming the mind and heart like almost nothing else can. These ten songs are perfect for those days when anxiety sets in and you are desperately seeking peace.
Are you ready to step up your game, but feel like you've been spinning your wheels and not getting anywhere? These five books are must reads! Delve in and don't be surprised when results show up fast!
Have you noticed that certain people or situations really have a way of getting under your skin? It turns out that a little bit of self discovery and personal healing is the perfect medicine.
Running is a thinking game. It's all about motivating yourself to get started, and convincing yourself that you can keep going. Affirmations can energize you and propel you to greater achievement.
What if you could completely transform your quality of life for the better by eliminating one single word from your self talk? Would you do it?
It's relatively easy to maintain a positive attitude when life is going smoothly, but our reactions to life's difficulties might be a better indicator of what's really going on deep inside.
Lemons have many uses and health benefits, and lately they have become quite popular in the realm of both nutrition and cleaning, but some suggested uses are not only impractical, but also dangerous.
Do you find yourself thinking you'll be happy once you achieve specific accomplishments in your life? Don't wait to to enjoy your life. Learn to live in the present moment and enjoy life right now.
Do you want to help refugees in your area, but feel like you don't know how? Whether you want to donate money, items, or time, there are plenty of ways to support refugees with a variety of needs.
Do you feel like something huge is missing in your life? Maybe what's missing is you! Use these questions to see what really makes you tick and bring the real you to the surface.
Are you ever bored, anxious, or just plain unsatisfied with life? It could be that a hefty serving of the scriptures is what you need to find the fulfillment your soul is craving.
Do you ever feel stuck? What if some of the things that are keeping you stuck are wounds that have been passed down for generations? Empower yourself to move forward by healing inherited wounds.
It's easy to become overwhelmed and lose that magical feeling of Christmas with all the hustle and bustle. This year, open your heart to the precious gifts that truly bring in the spirit of Christmas.
Working at Toys R Us during the Christmas season was enough to make me almost lose hope that the true Christmas spirit still existed... until one little boy taught me a lesson that changed it all.
Alzhemier's disease and other forms of dementia are some of the greatest plagues of the aging generation. What if a simple habit that you already know is good for you is the key to prevention?
This soup consists of the perfect combination of flavors. It's both healthy and absolutely delectable. Prepare for your taste buds to be amazed!
Crisscrossed ribbons will bring an elegant look to your Christmas tree, and surprisingly, it's probably a lot simpler than you think.
Do you feel like winter fatigue is bringing you down? Try some of these tips to keep you feeling energized even on the darkest coldest winter days.
As the days get shorter, darker, and colder, there is a strong temptation to stay in bed longer and crawl into bed earlier, but do our bodies actually need the extra sleep that they crave so much?
Do you want to give gifts that are worth more than the price you paid for them? Peruse these gift ideas and soon you will be helping people create valuable memories that are beyond price.
Every year the Christmas season begins a little bit earlier with a bigger focus on commercialism. This simple tradition will help keep Christ the center of your countdown to Christmas.
Do you feel overwhelmed? Does it feel like you are always on the verge of dropping the ball? These three easy tips will simplify your life and help you achieve the balance you crave.
General conference is a great opportunity to feed the soul the spiritual food that is often lacking in the crazy society we live in. These enlightening inspired quotes will nourish your soul.
Eating the full rainbow of fruits and vegetables gives your body the nourishment it needs to perform its proper functions and supports a strong immune system that can keep illness and disease at bay.
Do you sneeze when you see bright lights? Do you have random sneezing attacks when you eat breath mints or dark chocolate? Don't worry, you're not alone, and more importantly you're not allergic.
The Sept. 2015 women's session of conference was filled with spiritual gems, and most of them actually apply to males and females alike. Prepare to be enlightened by these 10 beautiful quotes.
It's hard to resist the tempting smell of sweet pumpkin treats in the air when autumn comes around. With this healthy pumpkin cookie recipe, you won't feel any guilt about indulging yourself.
Too often people quit trying right before they achieve the success they are seeking, because they fear that failure is in the future. Could it be that massive failure is the key to future success?
Richard G. Scott lived a beautiful life of love and service, inspiring many. Although he has passed on, the legacy and example that he left behind will not be forgotten.
An effort to provide women with rights equal to those of their male counterparts has triggered a powerful movement beginning at a very young age to make girls more masculine. How much is too much?
If you have a spaghetti squash on your counter and haven't yet figured out what to do with it, this could be the answer to your problem. You will definitely want to try this delicious recipe.
You might not have the job of your dreams, but that doesn't necessarily mean you have to spend your whole life feeling miserable about your work. A change of perspective could be just what you need.
Job satisfaction has a powerful effect on a person's overall quality of life. Asking yourself three simple questions could help you to decide whether or not it is time to move on to something new.
The importance of keeping the Sabbath day holy is mentioned several times in the scriptures, yet it still seems like this simple commandment is often forgotten in this busy modern age.
These bags are super cute and super easy to make with absolutely no sewing required. If you can do some very simple folding and tie a common knot, you can make these cute bags. A child could do it.
The book of Psalms is filled with beautiful poetic treasures to strengthen the spirit, comfort the frightened, and heal the broken hearted. These are a few of my favorite gems from the book of Psalms.
Do you ever feel like the trials you are going through are too much to handle? All of us go through unique and difficult trials, but having faith in God can help us stay positive in our hardest times.
We live in a world full of distractions. Don't miss out on the wonders that are right in front of you. Live a purposeful life by opening your eyes to the opportunities and blessings you have today.
These rich and moist muffins are absolutely delicious and surprisingly low in sugar. They are perfect for those summer days when you have more zucchini than you know what to do with.
I used to hate shopping, because it took a long time and I never felt like I was good at recognizing which clothes were flattering on me. Then I discovered how to dress my truth and life changed.
I knew that living in a foreign country was going to be challenging, but few things were as perplexing upon my arrival in Japan as the realization that I didn't understand how to use the bathroom.
Do you ever have one of those days when you feel like you just aren't enough? You feel like you aren't strong enough, smart enough, or out going enough. These scriptures may be just what you need.
This simple recipe is perfect for summer time when there is an abundance of fresh fruits and berries, but it is just as delicious using frozen or canned fruit. It will quickly become a favorite!
While no culture is perfect, after living in Japan, it is not at all difficult for me to recognize aspects of Japanese culture that I would love to see more of here in the United States.
It's easy to feel small and insignificant in this crazy world, but these scriptures will remind you that you matter to God.
Do you feel ashamed or embarrassed when you think about who you were in the past? These tips will help you to improve your quality of life in the present and future by healing the wounds of your past.
Do you feel like you are stuck? Are there weaknesses, habits, or addictions that are holding you back? A healthy dose of love, acceptance, and forgiveness could be just what you need to move forward.
While Boyd K. Packer (president of the quorum of the 12 apostles in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) has passed on from this life, his legacy of wisdom and inspiration will live on.
Would you be interested in a tool that can help you promote and manage your Pinterest account for free? Viralwoot could be just the website that you are looking for.
Do you ever have one of those days where you just feel like complaining and moping around? Here are ten reasons to leave that moping and complaining behind, and be happy today!
Is your limited vision of what's possible getting in the way of achieving your biggest dreams? It's time to expand your vision of what's possible and make your dreams come true.
Do you ever come across those people who seem to totally have it together? It seems like they're successful no matter what they try to do. What if a simple mind shift could make you one of them?
We live in a world that is filled with metaphorical fiery serpents. The venom of negativity in all forms is real and formidable, but fortunately the way to be healed of this deadly venom is simple.
Do you ever feel like you are stuck in a rut and life is becoming stagnant for you? Learn how to gain motivation and momentum in life as you purposefully create each new day.
Elder L. Tom Perry was a man who inspired many people during his life, and while he has passed on from this life, his legacy will continue on through the many inspiring words he shared with the world.
The ancient Chinese art of Qigong has been around for thousands of years. It is known for strengthening the physical body, calming the mind, and cultivating energy, and it could be beneficial to you.
These banana muffins will have the whole family coming back for more, and the great thing is that they are healthy!
Do you love fresh vegetables, but get frustrated with the amount of time it takes to keep weeds out of your garden? This simple technique will save you hours of weed pulling throughout the summer.
Many people suffer through life's trials instead of finding joy and satisfaction in the journey. What if you could increase your growth and fulfillment in life with a simple shift of perspective?
Utah is a great place to visit with everything from the "greatest snow on earth" to unique and beautiful geological sites. This list is a convenient starting place for your next adventure.
I surveyed just over 100 teenagers from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds to find out what they wish their parents would say to them more often, and their answers may surprise you.
I'm not normally a pancake fan, but these are amazing! I have not yet had someone try these without saying they were the best pancakes they had ever tasted. Try them and see if you can prove me wrong!
Whether consciously or subconsciously, people are always making judgments about each other based on physical posture, and now science says the power of posture goes much further than just appearances.
Do you love to serve others, but sometimes feel like you don't have the energy to keep up? You may be experiencing compassion fatigue, and these tips could be just what you need to combat it.
Western Washington is rich with beautiful landscapes, unique culture, and lots of interesting history. This list is a great place to start if you are looking for vacation or day trip ideas.
If you're looking for the perfect rainy day soundtrack to help brighten up a cloudy day, make sure to add these songs to your list. All of these songs about rain are guaranteed to make you smile.
I enjoy running, swimming, and many other exercises, but I can honestly say that Piyo has toned my muscles and shifted my body composition more than any other workout I've tried, and I love it!
Many people see fear as a wall with their dreams on the other side. These quotes, and words of inspiration will help you find the courage to push through the wall of fear and achieve your dreams.
Las Vegas is ranked in the top 20 vacation destinations in the states, but many visitors miss out on Red Rock Canyon, a little known treasure, and one of the best adventures the area has to offer.
Never underestimate the power of a positive attitude. Positive affirmations can help train your brain to overcome obstacles and give you what you want out of your life.
This Christ-centered Easter egg hunt is the perfect thing to bring the real spirit of Easter into your home while having a lot of fun with your family at the same time.
It is possible to have peace of mind even in a world full of chaos. Try some of these simple strategies to help you maintain inner peace despite the craziness that may surround you.
Making inferences is a difficult skill for students to master and can be a challenge for teachers to teach. These are some fun and effective ways to help students of any age master this skill.
Many people don't realize that they are greatly underestimating the amount of money they need for retirement. These three tips will help you see where you really stand.
Did you know that the average home is 5-1000% more polluted than the outdoors? These tips will help keep your home clean without filling it with harmful toxins.
Is it hard to find clarity, peace, and focus in life, because you are overwhelmed with clutter of all different varieties? These tips will help you leave the chaos behind and get your sanity back.
This engaging activity for practicing the identification of similes and metaphors could be used with students of all ages. It is fun for students and teachers alike.
If you need a little bit of a pick me up, these short videos could be just what you need. Whether you need motivation, inspiration, or just a good laugh, the links provided here will help you find it.
For you to really make a difference in your own life and in the world in general, you've got to have the courage to be yourself. There's power in contributing in a unique way that nobody else can.
Einstein claimed compound interest was the 8th wonder of the world. A firm understanding of this rule regarding compound interest could change your life. This is how millionaires are made.
I combined these photographs with inspiring words in hopes that they would uplift the hearts of others and empower them to let their light and beauty shine in the world.
Foot zoning utilizes reflexology as well as emotional introspection to help your body recognize where healing is needed. It is a gentle holistic healing approach that can easily be practiced at home.
Antiperspirants and many deodorants have an ingredient in them that I'm not comfortable putting on my body. I've been using a simple deodorant recipe, and I love knowing what's going on my skin.
What if the power to have an amazing day, an amazing week, an amazing year, and an amazing life was completely in your hands? The truth is you have power to shape your life with every choice you make.
Most people don't realize the harmful effects that the sugary foods they eat are having on their bodies. Sugar is addicting, but it's worth giving up and you can do it!
At one point, I was told I could never run again. After rehabilitating myself, I heard about minimalist running. It's opened a whole new world to me. I'm running hard and am injury-free.
When people ask me how I lost almost 100 pounds, I tell them that I literally ran my tail off. It wasn't easy, but with a positive attitude and a lot of hard work I proved that it was possible.
All runner experience muscle soreness from time to time, but these six tips will help you to get back on your feet in a hurry rather than letting tight muscles slow you down.