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A mindfulness revolution has swept over America in recent decades—inviting people to slow down, stop more, and cultivate more stillness and silence in their lives. Many Latter-day Saints are finding that principles of mindfulness improve their relationships with family and God, and strengthen their commitment to living the restored gospel.

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The Power of Stillness: Mindful Living for Latter-day Saints

By Jacob Z. Hess, Carrie L. Skarda, Kyle D. Anderson, Ty R. Mansfield

The co-authors of a forthcoming book on mindful living for Latter-day Saints have each felt separate nudges to consider a text to explore the mindfulness/Mormonism interface for some time. Although they’ve relished many popular treatments of the topic, including those exploring applications toward a more contemplative Christianity, they’ve also found their texts to be variously foreign to many Latter-day Saint ears. They’ve long desired an exploration that would feel more accessible to our own Latter-day Saint community, communicating insights from contemplative/mindful practice in a way that enhances faith in, and experience with, the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.

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Full Catastrophe Living, in 3-D

I’m not the only one who has said in recent weeks that this feels like a movie – but one we’re living. I’ve personally always loved disaster movies – even the ones with cheesy scenes of the hero rescuing his sweetheart from a top of a disintegrating skyscraper.  But what if you’re the one on…

The Consolation of Creativity

I used to grimace whenever I heard someone say they were dancing or shooting hoops for Jesus. That’s a cruel thing, I think. And I couldn’t help myself. I wish I could have… Even when I firmly believe there is no purer form of worship than creatively performing one’s personal devotion to the Lord, it…

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