Author: Lori Jackson

I’m a wife, mother, educator, and self-help junkie. I have a love for learning, giggling with my grandsons and tandem biking with my husband. I believe wisdom goes beyond being smart or having basic knowledge. Our culmination of experiences helps us in our journey to become. While each of our challenges may be unique, we have the opportunity to choose how we will react, learn and grow. My journey has taught me that I don’t have all the answers, but I do have a voice to share what I’ve learned. Life can either teach us or defeat us – the choice is ours.

My Marriage’s Most Meaningful Lessons

I can still see him now. He is walking towards me. His eyes are smiling straight through to my heart, sending my stomach in a kind of butterfly somersault medley. Standing outside my apartment door, I return a smile full of excitement and anticipation. It was at that moment, and a million others since, I knew I loved him.

7 Habits of the Happy

Happiness is often considered one of those ever elusive emotions. We seem to search for it as if it were some tangible object. The truth is, happiness is something we feel despite what might be going on in our life – it is a state of being independent of circumstance. There is no magical switch or special pill to change …

||Book Review|| The Gospel at 30,000 Feet

I’ve always loved analogies and the way they teach a principle.  Personally, I’m partial to bicycle analogies, but who couldn’t help but love the way Elder Dieter F. Uchtdorf draws on his real-life experiences from flying and connects them with life in a way we can all relate.  So when Deseret Book provided a chance to review his recently released …

My Little Brown Book

After my post, 3 Ways to Make More Meaningful Choices this Year, I had a couple of requests asking about My Little Brown Book. Put simply, it is a resolutions journal to track my progress and growth based on designated key indicators or life dimensions. It has become a way for me to prioritize and recognize my growth from year …

How Developing More Courage can Improve our Lives

A few weeks ago we saw the latest Thor movie. The heroics and courage involved in Thor saving his planet were both entertaining and enjoyable to watch. Surrounded by superheroes and comic thrillers, the latest movie trends have made the heroics of saving the world and fighting bad guys become synonymous with courage.  Courage is defined as the “quality of …

How Cancer has Changed Us

My husband and I were sitting around a table at a wedding. We were among friends, and the conversation was jumping from one couple to another as we caught up with each other. Someone asked my husband “how is your son?” He gave a brief rundown, and I interjected with “It’s been great! Everyone’s son should get cancer.” Our son …

A Sacred Christmas – Review

Christmas is a time for gathering family, expressing our gratitude, and giving from our heart. My senses come alive with the sights, smells, and sounds of Christmas.  I recently had the opportunity to review Garth Smith’s newest CD “A Sacred Christmas,” and it made me feel the excitement of Christmas coming on.   As an LDS Pianist, Garth specializes in original …

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