How We Are Planning on Homeschooling Our Kids

It took a lot of time and research to make the informed decision to homeschool our kids. It took far more time and research to figure out how. After over a year of researching everything from homeschooling curriculums to alternative schools (like Montessori), we finally feel like we are figuring out what style of homeschooling […]

Why We Are Planning on Homeschooling Our Kids

I never imagined that I would someday be homeschooling my children, but here I am. With the twists and turns my life and my family’s life has taken over the past few years, I now can’t imagine anything but homeschooling. In this article, I want to share with you the journey that led us here. […]

The #1 Roadblock to Being Your Authentic Self

“Be yourself.” We hear this all the time. In fact, when I was applying to medical school, this was the number one piece of advice for interviews. I’ve thought a lot about what it means to be authentic since then, and I’ve come to realize that being yourself is much harder than it sounds. Competing […]

What I Believe Now After My Mormon Faith Crisis

Going through a faith crisis hurts. At times, it literally feels like you are dying. You feel lost because your worldview was your life’s map and now it is completely shattered. You feel alone because you don’t feel comfortable telling other believers about what you are going through. And you feel scared because for the […]

Why I Almost Left the Mormon Church

Growing up as a Mormon, the church was my life’s foundation. It was my rock. My family moved several times, and the church gave me something safe, stable, and familiar to hold onto. I knew that no matter what challenges or trials came my way, the church would still be there, offering me a home […]

How to Develop Unconditional Love: A Scientific Approach

“I’ll always love you.” It’s a powerful phrase. It’s a promise found in most wedding vows, and most parents will say it to their children. But, what does it mean to always love someone? What would it look like to truly love someone unconditionally? Is it even possible? I believe it is. And I believe […]

How to Build a Strong Family Culture: A Step-by-Step Guide

Ever wonder why biker gang members ride in packs, all sporting the same sleeveless leather jackets, riding the same brand of bike, and wearing the same "helmet" (aka their super cool hairdos)? These similarities represent biker gang culture. Their strong culture acts like social super glue, bonding group members together while encouraging similar (1) values, […]