Standing Ready


Who are you? Beyond what you like or who you married or what school you attended or who your friends are or what you “do.”

Who are you deep down?








Here are a few declarations about your identity that will keep you standing ready to:
-Face new challenges
-Maintain your confidence even when someone else may be behaving badly
-Receive the peace you desire even when things don’t seem to be going your way
-Give a soft answer in times of stress
-Care for yourself when you are tempted to neglect your needs
-Care for others when it isn’t convenient or easy

Here they are!

I am a daughter of God.
I am loved and cherished.
I reflect His light to others.
I am a speaker of truth; always in love.
I am a force for good.
I am a great validator.
I am healthy and strong.
I am a life-long learner.
I am grateful and my words and actions show it.

What declarations are you employing every day to arm yourself with strength and courage?

Your family needs the strength you will gain when you remember who you are.

Sending you lots of love today!


Taking Counsel From Your Faith


In seminar, we are working on mindset. Why? Because your mindset is crucial to the health and functioning of your family!

By this I mean that when you are in a place of positivity and learning, when you are defending yourself against negative thinking and deception, when you are resilient and able to deal with adversity, then you are leading your family by example to greater growth and health.

Cultivating a positive outlook is a task that requires practice, practice and more practice. Do you know how many negative thoughts you have every day? What do you do with those thoughts?

In seminar, we are practicing the skill of recognizing negatives, mentally shifting them to positives and sending them back out in new, true positive statements.

It’s a boundary thing.

No more wallowing in self-depreciating, self-pitying mind chatter.

No more listening to doubts and dramas and fears, as if they are the counselors who are giving us a shot of what we might think of as hard reality. But are negative thoughts really helpful? Should we take counsel from our fears? No.

No, they just keep us down and struggling.

I hope you’ll join us as we learn with humility and sobriety, to right the wrongs that may be habitually happening in our thought processes.

You could ask a friend to hold you accountable. You could share the challenge with one of your kids and work on it together.

I wish you the strength that will come as you spend more and more of your energy in thinking of the true and the beautiful in your life!

You are beautiful my friend!










What does spirituality mean to you? Some see spirituality as a practice, maybe a time to be alone in nature or to quiet the mind. Others feel it is learning to meditate or exercise. Yet one definition I read lately, that really strikes true to me, read along these lines:

Courage of the soul.
Expressions of love.
Surrender for something higher than self.
Loyalty to goodness.
Doing, being and living for good.
Victory over self.
Communion with the Infinite.

Since we are in the thick of a self-in-the-center culture, this kind of outward-looking, service-mindedness and priority driven behavior offers great perspective. Expecting personal growth and progress without learning interdependence and teamwork is like trying to become a winning soccer player without a team.

Our world is full of people like you who are giving and loving. I believe you are the majority though you may not seem to receive a lot of public attention.

I hope our society can cultivate a level of spirituality that will help us to hold onto the good in everyone we meet, learn to forget self, reach out to others and continue to expand our most generous instincts.

Love to you today!

P.S. Reaching out and “forgetting self” does not mean self-neglect. {After all, how can we give when we are exhausted or ill?} It’s a tricky concept, but because we are human and have constant needs for sleep and food and exercise, we have to learn to balance caring for self and caring for others. And all we can do is try and practice and learn as we go!

One rule is to first fill your cup, then go about sharing with those around you. If you are trying to function with an empty cup, your ability to give generously will be stifled or cease. What ways do you need to be fed? Rested? Nurtured? Please plug some of those needed things into your schedule today. Call the chiropractor. Make an appointment to get your eyes checked. Take an hour for a massage. Whatever it is that you currently need in order to be in balance, take the first step to put that care into motion. Today.
P.P.S. I hope you have a great week finding ways to strengthen yourself in order to contribute your gifts to your family, friends and community! I wish you well!


Yes You Can!


“Develop yourself out of challenge.”







A few years ago, I scratched this thought at the top of a piece of note paper when I heard it. I’m sorry I didn’t write who said it because it is valuable and profound and I appreciate it!

Nevertheless, now it is yours. I hope it inspires you to action as it has done me!

Be well.


7 Steps to Family Wellness


A quick note to share that Lioness is offering another session of the 7 Steps to Family Wellness Seminar starting this Saturday, September 15th at 9:00am in Manti. (Exact location dependent on how many participants we have, so I’ll have to keep you posted!) All other details are listed in the letter below!

If you or anyone you know (please feel free to share this link!) would be blessed by participating, we would love to have you! If distance is an issue, we are going to be practicing bringing a few people in using the internet, so please chime in if you’d like to join us that way.

Please email in the next day or so so that we can be prepared with materials for everyone!

All my best to you this fall day.



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Hello Ladies, I hope this note finds you well!
I’m writing to let you know that we’d like to get a new seminar group up and running in the next few weeks, September 15 to be exact! We need a minimum of six people to start and a maximum of 10, {which has been the ideal size in years past!}
If you are new to Lioness, here are a few details about seminar for you to consider:
The 7 Steps to Family Wellness seminar runs for seven months- we meet once each month together and then have accountability check-in’s between classes through email and social media. And, since we’re starting in the fall, we will consider taking December off if you all vote to do so! 
We can all get a smattering of great info online any day of the week, but the accountability of a workbook with specific assignments and the support of trusted friends, is the magic that makes change and growth happen!

Here’s a quick overview of the seven steps:

Step 1 Take Charge of Thoughts and Vision

Step 2 Lighten Your Load

Step 3 Get Clear On Boundaries

Step 4 Primary Food and Self-Care

Step 5 Commit to Creating and Re-Creating Order

Step 6 Nutrition and Your Kitchen

Step 7 Meal Planning, Because Mealtimes Matter

You will receive the 7 Steps workbook along with two other excellent books which will be required reading. {Kind pf like school for the family!}

The tuition for this class, the materials and support between classes is $350. 

Seminar has been so much fun! If you are interested in joining us, would you please let me know? {} I am happy to find a way to trade services for part or all of tuition, or come up with a monthly pay option if the tuition is an issue! {I’ve traded sewing, embroidery, photography, music, website help, wild game, etc. I don’t want to leave anyone out!}

Please feel free to look through the Lioness website and blog for more information about coaching options or recipes or just daily encouragement!

You are doing wonderful things! I would love to get to know you better and assist you in any way I can to have the health and vision you desire for you and for your family!