It's a Twinderful Life

Looking For the Silver Lining in All of Life's Clouds

how to make stress your friend.

Long time, no talk. I hope you’re all doing well.

I came across this talk today and thought it was extremely interesting. Stress as your friend? Give it a watch and let me know what you think.

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choosing happiness: part 5,001.

Happy Monday everyone!

I hope your Father’s Day was a good one! We had a beautiful day here in Salt Lake and only wish it would have lasted longer.

As you well know by now, we’re passionate about the topic of choosing happiness here. I read this post this morning from one of my favorite blogs of all time (if I haven’t mentioned that already) and wanted to pass it on to you. I’ve tried “pursuing virtues” in my own life and have seen firsthand how practicing this really does give you the ability to feel true happiness regardless of circumstance.

I hope it inspires you like it did me!

Have a great week!

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15 things you should give up to be happy.

Have you ever wondered how to be truly happy, regardless of the circumstances you’re in? It’s something that I’ve been studying for a couple of years now and I have to say I am grateful for my journey.

I saw this article today and thought it was awesome! It gives a pretty good idea of where to start, and then you just have to keep practicing. Have an awesome weekend!



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mother’s day thoughts.

Hi Friends,

I’ve missed communicating with all of you through the blog! Eventually I’ll get around to giving you an update on the goings on around here, but for today I wanted to share an awesome article that I read in our local newspaper. It’s written by Mara Kofoed, author of one of my favorite blogs of all time!

As you know, Steve and I have been walking the road of infertility. I know that everyone deals with this trial in their own way (and that this is a very sensitive topic), but for me, it has been (surprisingly) void of pain, fear, and sadness. Why? Maybe it’s a blessing or a¬†spiritual¬†gift. Or maybe it’s because I’ve been trying to live my life in the way Mara describes in the article. Either way, I feel grateful for the perspective that I’ve been given and for the gratitude that I feel for my life every day, even though things turn out in ways unexpected.

For those of you who are walking this path of infertility too, my heart goes out to you. Please know that you’re not alone and that there is still so much beauty left in this life. You are not alone. You are beautiful and loved more than you will ever know.

This Mother’s Day, I will be thinking of you.

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“i don’t” vs. “i can’t”

I came across this interesting article about how the slightest change in word choice has a very big effect. It’s a short read (2 – 3 minutes) and introduces and AWESOME concept. Enjoy!

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