July 15, 2021
LILY Pod 22: The Power of Intention

New on LILY Pod: "The Power of Intention" Jeff & Cathy discuss using the power of intention to consciously act in our best interest instead of falling prey to destructive impulses. This principle can empower us to create connected relationships and achieve other life-enhancing goals. "When you have clarity of intention, the universe conspires with […]

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July 15, 2021
A LEAP OF FAITH

In primitive times, if you were rejected by your tribe, you would probably die Being loved by those in your tribe is a deep human need with an important survival function. It is deeply embedded in our DNA to do everything we can to be accepted. In an eternal sense, we understand that the loving […]

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July 14, 2021
WHAT IS GROWING IN YOUR HEAD?

What is growing in your head? When I saw this in NYC, I had to take a picture. It is such a great symbol for the thought work Jeff and I have been doing in Jody Moore's Be Bold program. Special thanks to Jody and her coaching team for their efforts to teach such helpful […]

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July 14, 2021
WHEN YOU ARE IN A DEEP HOLE AT MID-LIFE

I lost a hard fought election in 2006. My business suffered from my time campaigning and then from the Great Recession in 2008-09. I was representing some construction companies that owed me a lot of money. My (then) wife decided she was done in early 2009. I moved back to Utah in late 2010 for […]

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July 13, 2021
LILY Letter 14: Freedom from Hatred

Have you ever noticed that the scriptural passage that begins “Love your enemies” ends with “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect”? (Matthew 5:44-48) I believe this is so because loving our enemies is the most difficult thing we will ever learn on the path to becoming like […]

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July 13, 2021
WHICH FIRST DATE WILL BE YOUR LAST?

5 years ago today, Cathy and I went on our first date. We went out for Indian food, went for a walk, and watched Heartland. I knew from the beginning that she was going to be important to me. I can't tell you that I knew I was going to marry her. I'm not sure […]

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July 12, 2021
ARE WE TOO JUDGMENTAL?

This Sunday in Elder's Quorum, a discussion began about men who would not support their wives and children. One brother discussed how sometimes employment-related problems are accompanied by depression, which makes it more difficult to work or even to get a job--and we need to treat these situations more as a medical and mental health […]

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July 11, 2021
WE MEAN FOREVER

My all-time favorite TV sitcom is "Coach." When I was watching it in my twenties back in the 1990s (when it was produced), I just thought it was a funny slapstick comedy with great one-liners and zany characters. It certainly is all of that. But when I watched it again in my 40s, I realized […]

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July 10, 2021
KINDRED SPIRITS

Cathy and I had an instant bond--though it took us a long time to figure out what we were going to mean to each other. Looking back, I won the lottery on Saint Patrick's Day 5 years ago. Sometimes we meet kindred spirits and we know they are meant to play a part in our […]

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