22 Nov, 2017

5 Thanksgiving Tidbits

Happy Thanksgiving to you all!! Danny and I are making a pumpkin pie today. Also finishing up the final details on the launch of a new podcast. :) :) Yes! And I can't stop looking at A Shop About Love. So it feels rather festive over here. Tomorrow we will [...]

31 Jul, 2017

Announcing: The Self-Love Manifesto!

Hello!! I'm really happy today - because I just put something rather epic into the world: 22 emails about my 12-year self-love journey, including tips, recommendations, and links to offer sisterhood and support for your own efforts to have self-love. It's called the Self-Love Manifesto. I even have a *brand [...]

10 May, 2017

Our 10 Principles of a Happy Life & Marriage

Actually, it's hard to narrow it down to 10. :) But here's a solid start in summarizing what has made a massive difference to us as we've worked to live with more peace and happiness over the last 10+ years. It's all about learning to be happy individually.  And a bonus: [...]

1 Oct, 2016

Because We Love the Mormon LGBTQ & Allies

*We are smiling big over here.* Danny & I just gave an opening keynote to the largest audience to date (650 people!). It turns out it was one of the most amazing, holy, spiritual experiences of our entire lives. Preparing to speak there was some of the most important work [...]

30 Aug, 2016

How to Love Again – With No Fear

Someone once asked me: How on earth were you not fearful of dating again, after your divorce? A few reasons: 1. I valued the experience of marriage.  Marriage was the birthplace of so much growth and change for me. I know growth and change can come from ANY of our [...]

25 Aug, 2016

When You Meet Someone Amazing – And Then You Choke!

Have any of you met someone unbelievable, like truly your DREAM guy or girl, and then you just absolutely choke?  Perhaps you begin to not feel comfortable in your own skin; perhaps your personality and openness goes into hiding; perhaps you feel unlovable and not good enough. <breathe, breathe> And [...]

3 Mar, 2016

5 Phrases We Call the Language of Love

Instructions for the Language of Love:  1. Use when trying to face relationship conflict in the healthiest, most peaceful/loving way. 2. Use when trying to communicate something difficult. 3. Use when faced with a partner or child or human being you love whom has completely betrayed you or disappointed you. [...]

19 Feb, 2016

That Feeling When You Want To Tell The Whole World….

(by Danny) I can still play out in my mind the lovestruck feelings and thoughts that would overtake me after each weekend I spent with Mara. There was such a feeling of the miraculous and the incredulous. There was so much celebration of life when we'd speak or write or [...]

23 Dec, 2015

A New Way Of Giving

From Danny (all pictures are from the streets of Peru and Bolivia) I used to carry around an awful burden. It was the burden of needing to be “all-knowing" regarding who was and was not "worthy" or truly in need of my charity. For understandable reasons, many of us are encouraged [...]

20 Nov, 2015

A “Language Of Love” Can Change A Life

From Danny To me, there are few skills more important than learning how to use a "Language of Love." It's amazing to me how just a few simple words, sincerely spoken, can change a moment, a relationship, or a community. What is a "Language of Love"? Well, Mara and I [...]