My first Mormon cultural blog article was title “The Costs of Misunderstanding Modesty” (published on Meridian Magazine website). The response to the article was so positive that I continued to share my perspective writing a dozen or so articles and a few podcasts on Mormonism published on a handful of different websites (including this blog).
I’m not sure how I jumped from writing blog articles on Mormonism to submitting proposals to present at the 2016 Sunstone Symposium in Salt Lake City, UT, but, I did. And both were accepted! These topics are informed by my doctoral studies in systems theory, cybernetics, and creative transformation and their application to Mormon cultural transformation.Even though I’ve been working with Latter-day Saint clients for over 20 years, and my first book, The Burnout Cure, was written for LDS women, it was less than a year ago I started blogging about the intersection of Mormon culture and emotional health.
Sunstone Summer Symposium 2016 “Many Mormonisms”
Thurs. July 28, 2016
University of Utah Student Union Bldg.
Pre-register now Sunstone.org
Here’s more about my upcoming presentations…
Come meet & network with women in the Aspiring Mormon Women community & participate in a discussion about how to “Create the Life You Want by Overcoming Aspirational Shame.”
Date: Thursday, June 2, 7-9 PM
Location: 8334 Monte Luca Way, Cottonwood Heights, UT
Tickets: Purchase tickets here
I offered the keynote this morning at the PEHP Wellness Council Conference on emotional self-care. What a delightful group! Thank you for your warm welcome, and I hope you’re enjoying the rest of your day. I was made aware that some of you requested copies of my powerpoint slides…so here you go!
Also, I mentioned a “Feelings Word List” in my presentation that you can use to identify and name your internal experiences:
I enjoyed presenting at the UVU Mental Health Symposium yesterday. Thank you to those who attended for your wonderful participation and for UVU’s Dr. Kris Doty for the invitation.
Many of you asked about how to access the slides from my presentation. You can download them in PDF format through the link below:
Read news articles about the symposium below
I have the pleasure to speak at the Uplift Families Parenting Conference on September 13th. Hosted by Utah First Lady Jeanette Herbert, this exciting event will feature several prominent presenters who will help us learn to develop and celebrate meaningful child-parent relationships. Come and be inspired as we discuss ways to uplift Utah families! Dinner is included.
My presentation will be focused on an area that parents (especially mothers) often neglect…yep, you guessed it! I’ll be tackling the topic of self-care for parents.
Download the 2014 Uplift Families Conference E-Poster
Get info about my book The Burnout Cure: An Emotional Survival Guide for Overwhelmed Women.
Hope to see you in a few weeks at the conference!
Next month, I have a wonderful opportunity to participate in Affirmation, a conference dedicated to fostering a loving discussion among LGBT Mormons, their friends and family, and the LDS community. The conference is non-political, but is instead focused on providing healing, love, and support for our LGBT brothers and sisters.
The Deseret News ran a story about the conference here.
I hope you’ll join me for A Night Out with Aspiring Mormon Women tomorrow night.
TICKETS: Purchase online now (there are only a handful of seats left)
DATE: Thursday, August 7, 2014 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
LOCATION: NOAH’S Event Venue – South Jordan
322 W 11000 S
South Jordan, UT 84095