Monthly Archives: October 2014

Carpool to Carpool

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Carpal-tunnel (like arthritis or something)
Carpet-bagger (some history term; city nomads)
Carpenter (Jesus and his father Joseph were carpenters)
Magic Carpet Ride (Aladdin and Steppenwolfe)
Carpe (a fish, right?)
Carpe Diem
Seize the Day
Search and Seizure
One time a kid had a seizure when I was working as a lifeguard at the pool

❤ Bookending Master, Kath


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Are your ears hearing someone’s screaming?

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The world is SCREAMING! for help—and we have the power to help—but are we listening?”
-Seth Adam Smith (blogger, suicide survivor, and author of “Marriage Isn’t For You”)

He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.”
-Jesus Christ (Matthew 11:15 in the New Testament in the Bible)

Who’s screaming for your help?


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The best is yet to be? I’ll just have to wait and see.

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Looking at old pictures often makes me sad.

It reminds me of the beauty and friends I once had.

I was happy and pretty and having a blast.

But I’ve learned that most good things in life never last.

I don’t want to get bitter or cynical or jaded.

But the truth is that some of my brightness has faded.

And now the future’s ambiguous, and the path is unclear.

The waters are choppy, not sure where to steer.

We’ve all heard the catchphrase, “The Best is Yet to Be!”

But when it comes to me…..guess we’ll have to wait and see.


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Workplace (In)Competence

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In a work environment, is repeatedly asking questions a sign that you are seeking self-improvement through constructive feedback, or does it instead make you look incompetent and unconfident?

Whatcha’ll think?



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“There exists a great need for men and women to cultivate respect for one another.”

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“There is, hidden or flaunted, a sword between the sexes ’til an entire marriage reconciles them.”
-CS Lewis

“There exists a great need for men and women to cultivate respect for one another.”
-W. Craig Zwick (member of the Quorum of the 70 of TCOJCOLDS)

“[N]either is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man, in the Lord.”
-1st Corinthians 11:11 (in the New Testament in the Bible)

❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

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Playing on a Word: Dream


Dream your dreams, but don’t pretend…”
-John Mayer

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
-Martin Luther King Jr. (duh)

“Got my dreams, got my life, got my love.”
-Natasha Bedingfield (love her!)

“Between the dreams of night and day, there is not so great a difference.”
-Carl Jung (I studied him for my Capstone class at BYU!)



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Playing on a word: Tongue

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“We believe in the gift of tongues, prophecy, revelation, visions, healing, interpretation of tongues, and so forth.”
-Joseph Smith Jr. (Article of Faith #7)

“One pair of candy lips and your bubble gum tongue.”
-John Mayer (back when he was a heartthrob)

“[A]fter ye had received the Holy Ghost ye could speak with the tongue of angels”
-2nd Nephi 32:2 (in the Book of Mormon)

“My tongue will tell the anger of my heart, or my heart, concealing it, will break.”
-Katherine in Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew”

“I have spoke with the tongue of angels, I have held the hand of the devil.”
-U2 “Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For”


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Playing on a Word: Scarlet

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“Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.”
-Isaiah 1:18 (in the Old Testament in the Bible)

“Those lips of thine have profaned their scarlet ornaments
And sealed false bonds of love as oft as mine..”
-Shakespeare’s Sonnet 142


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Multi-sensory Education…

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“The more senses involved, the more learning takes place.”

-Debbie Dean (professor of Teaching/ Education & Writing/ Composition at BYU)

Love it.

What senses do YOU use to teach?
To learn?

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High Expectations, But Avoid Self-Frustration…

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“I expect great things from you, Katherine.”

It’s good to have great expectations for ourselves. Whether it’s academics, career, fitness, spirituality, or in any other aspect of self-improvement, we should hold ourselves to a high standard. Gordon B Hinckley (former prophet/ president of TCOJCOLDS) exhorted us, “Don’t be a scrub! Rise to the ground of excellence.”

But sometimes, unfortunately, raising the bar can mean that we are TOO hard on ourselves, especially when we make mistakes. As important as it is to have high goals, it’s even more important to practice self-compassion and self-forgiveness when we fall short.

How do you have high expectations

but avoid self-frustration?


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Just because you’re nice…

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doesn’t mean you’re stupid.

-Vivian Marie (one of my best friends!)

Love this, love this, love this, love this! I have felt before that sometimes kindness (especially in female) is mistakenly equated with naivete. Smart people aren’t supposed to be considerate, right? They’re usually thought of as arrogant or high-browed. But it doesn’t have to be that way. It shouldn’t be that way. You can be brilliant, creative, bursting with insight, and still be friendly, warm-hearted, and kind to others. I’d like to think I’m that way 🙂

Just because you’re nice…

doesn’t mean you’re stupid.


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Playing on a Word: Labor

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“Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.”
-Jesus Christ (Matthew 11:28 in the New Testament in the Bible)

“It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.”
-Theodore Roosevelt

“Ye who are called to labor and minister for God,
Blest with the royal priesthood, appointed by his word.”
-Ye Who Are Called to Labor (Hymn # 321)

“Even if you feel you are the lost and last laborer of the eleventh hour, the Lord of the vineyard still stands beckoning.”
-Jeffrey Holland (member of the Quorum of the 12 of TCOJCOLDS)


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Playing on a Word: Tender

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“Is love a tender thing? It is too rough, too rude, too boisterous, and it pricks like thorn.”
-Romeo in Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”

“…the tender mercies of the Lord are over all those whom he hath chosen, because of their faith, to make them mighty even unto the power of deliverance.”
-1st Nephi 1:20 (in the Book of Mormon)

“Yet I experienced sometimes that the most sweet and tender, the most innocent and encouraging society may be found in any natural object.”
-Henry David Thoreau “Walden”

“Try a little tenderness.”
-Otis Redding


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