Giving Ourselves the Royal Treatment

by Bryn Watkins A few months ago I found myself in Tasmania, as you do occasionally. I wanted to go tramping around Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, because my friend’s osteopath had recommended it, as osteopaths do occasionally. That park where I’d set my sights is a beautiful swath of land located about an […]

The Other Side of Charity: An interview with Lorianne Updike Toler

by Dianne Orcutt As Latter-day Saint women, most of us are intimately and profoundly familiar with selfless love and service. We may not be perfect in our efforts, but as a general rule our lives are filled with a measure of charity to those around us, day in and day out. In her new book, […]

In The Service of Your Fellow Beings: Letting the Guilt Go

Image credit: Wonderlane by Tiffany Gee Lewis Each year, about this time, I find myself in a dilemma, which is this: I’m completely overbooked. As much as I’ve tried to lay low, I find myself writing a ward Christmas program, helping with a major Relief Society holiday dinner, assisting the Cub Scouts, assisting with PTA […]

Voices from the Past: How Family History Taught Me Involvement

by Celeste Tholen Rosenlof Sitting on my Great-Aunt Sandra’s mantle is a small, wooden gavel, about 8-inches long. The gavel belonged to my great-great grandmother, and she used it during her presidency of the Women’s Democratic Club of Utah (WDC). Emilie Cora Lewis Brown – the mother of my maternal grandmother’s father – served on […]

It’s Time to Get Paid: Turning Volunteer Work Into Money

by Laura Durham Like many of you, I was raised in a service-oriented community. Volunteering was not only part of being a good Mormon, it was just good manners. As I’ve grown older, gained more experience, and accumulated items on my to-do list, I’ve had to re-evaluate my philosophy on volunteering. The tricky part is […]

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