Introducing Book of Mormon Book Club

You may have noticed a new tab on The Art of Striving called "Book of Mormon Book Club," and I wanted to introduce you to this exiting new project. Lately I've been really inspired by Thomas S. Monson's encouragement to read the Book of Mormon. In a talk called "The Power of the Book of …

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Brown sugar alchemy

On Wednesday I found two 3 x 5 card boxes of my grandma's recipes hiding behind a jumble of recipe books. My Aunt Janice was the recipe keeper before I borrowed them about 10 years ago; I have had them ever since. These are the tasty relics of an earlier era: gum drop cookies. Turtles. Cranberry pudding with …

Fab Friday Recap: All about That Brain (and Batman)

Hello, friends! Welcome to another Fab Friday Recap, where I get to share some of the fascinating and worthwhile things I have read and seen online lately. Today's articles and thought-provoking tidbits are all about the brain. Helpful Are you running your brain ragged with overstimulation? Quite possibly. Our digital culture is not really created …

Video: “Hear Blessings Dropping Their Blossoms,” Rumi + Utah Spring Flowers

Quite possibly I have been overgramming Utah's spring flowers, but I have never been so grateful for these transient beauties! There are far too many photos to share anywhere, but I created a video to remember this spring. It begins with a gorgeous quotation from Rumi that captures a key practice in the art of striving: …