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A Healer’s Healing Journey: Mormon Matters Podcast

I sat down with my friend and host of Mormon Matters podcast, Dan Wotherspoon for a one-on-one interview about my own life and faith journey. Talk about vulnerable. I often talk about specific topics as an “expert” but rarely interview solely about my own life and faith process.

Here’s a snippet of how Dan Wotherspoon describes this episode: “She has faced heartbreak and sadness, loss of a sense of her own place within the universe and God’s plan, difficulties navigating career and family and church and all it’s pre-prescribed roles for women, and much more. All of these, however, have been essential in her becoming such an effective therapist and insightful and sought-after teacher and speaker. In this in-depth interview about her life and careers, and her family and church lives, as well, Julie allows us a glimpse into her own journey with faith and Mormonism and how, through many difficulties, she has come to the grounding she has found—a sense of calling to this particular life among these particular people. As you listen, I know that you’ll be moved by her story, her emotion, her courage, and her emergence as a healer extraordinaire.”

Making the Transition From Mom to Grandma: Studio 5

Everyone gushes about how being a grandma is the best thing ever…and honestly, I was skeptical. But…it IS the best. It’s like parenting, but only the good parts of parenting–the love, the joy, the snuggles. Grandparent is like parenting, but without the work, stress & expectations. It’s only love & joy. My friends at KSL’s Studio 5 invited me to show off baby pictures and gush about Kate, and to share some professional advice and tips I’ve learned in becoming a grandma.

30 Questions Nobody Asks My Husband at Church

Through the years, I’ve noticed certain patterns, even in seemingly benign small talk, that send powerful cultural messages regarding gender, potential, life decisions, and worth. These patterns became even more apparent after I got married and observed the kinds of questions directed to me in comparison to my husband.

Partnership Trumps Domination: What’s really at stake in this US Presidential Election

After watching yesterday’s “Trump Tape” and hearing Donald brag about sexual assault, I can no longer stay silent. Trump epitomizes the dominator model of leadership. Trump is not an outsider. He is the embodiment of hierarchical ranking and abuse of power through fear force and violence (particularly against women and minorities) that is at the heart of all of our current social problems and global crises.

Say it in 60: Studio 5

This week on Studio 5, host Brooke Walker did a segment called “Say it in 60,” where she asked me a series of rapid-fire questions for one minute. I answered them on the spot as quickly as I could, and the results were sometimes hilarious!

Watch the video to find out if I prefer manicures or pedicures, diamonds or pearls, and diet Coke or regular Coke. I also reveal my secret talent.

The best part is toward the end when Brooke asks me what I think of when I hear the phrase “power tool.” (Hint: it’s a beauty product!)

Celebrate Real Beauty This Sat.

Have you ever wanted to know more about how to love your body today? Not tomorrow, but right now? Join me for A Celebration of Real Beauty along with some other amazing speakers on March 9th!

I’ll be sharing tips on how to appreciate your body today, doing a live Q&A, and I just may throw in a song or two…

Saturday March 9th, 2013

10:00 am-6:00 pm (I’m speaking from 2:15-3:00 p.m.)

Thanksgiving Point Show Barn

Lehi, UT

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Julie de Azevedo Concert This Friday (accompanied by Lex on piano)

While I often in a song here and there during workshops and keynotes,  It’s been several years since I’ve done a full concert. So when Brigham Concert Series invited me to perform as part of their concert series I thought it would be fun to dust off  my guitar, practice piano a bit, and take a musical walk down memory lane.

Since the venue is small, only 100 seats, I thought it would be fun to invite my dad Lex de Azevedo to accompany me on several songs. Who knows? Maybe we’ll break into a little Saturday’s Warrior/My Turn on Earth Medley. It’s going to be a low-key, casual, intimate event. I hope you’ll join me.

When:

THIS Friday, February 8
8:00 PM (Doors open at 7:30 pm)

Where:

Brigham’s Pianos
211 West 200 South
Pleasant Grove, UT 84062

Tickets:

$15 Purchase Tickets Online

Song Requests?

If you have any song requests post them in the comments below or on my Julie de Azevedo Facebook page

 

Can You Say Ugly Christmas Sweater?

Me. Bedazzled. Give me a glue gun, a needle and thread, some sparkly accessories, and voila! By the way, this was for my Wasatch Family Therapy Christmas part on 12-12-12 at 12 noon – how cool is that?!?

Some Children See Him: Live Christmas Performance

“Some Children See Him” is one of my all-time favorite Christmas carols! I captured this recording of my performance tonight on my iPhone at my Dad’s musical Christmas party. My Dad, Lex de Azevedo, is accompanying me on his beautiful Steinway piano – the same piano that I grew up playing my entire life. The older I get, the more I appreciate what a treat it is to be accompanied by a world-class musician (even if he does forget a chord or two).

Merry Christmas!

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