Monday, June 28, 2010


I'm so excited that my book will be available for kindle and other digital downloads in a day or two. If you are interested in buying a kindle they are a great deal now on amazon, by clicking my amazon button above it gives me a percent of sells.  How cool is that!
I have been wanting one for a while so I will be ordering mine asap.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Power Of A Mother's Self Talk

I have recently meet a remarkable woman named Cherie Burton.

2004's Mrs. Utah Cherie Burton is the founder and president of Blue Rose Communications, a company devoted to helping women and girls discover their personal life missions and divine femininity.
(photo of Cherie)

I feel Cherie and I are of one heart in the attempts to reach women and youth with a message of knowing their divine worth among other things.  I look forward to working with her and getting to know her better.

Cherie posted a powerful message on her website that I want to share with you. Click here to see it.
It is titled Sobering Stats.  I have actually used some of these statistics in my own presentations before,
namely this one:

81% of 10 year-old girls are afraid of becoming fat; 78% of 18 year-old girls are unhappy with their bodies (Body Wars: Making Peace With Women’s Bodies by M. Maine, 2000)

I would like to add my own statistic I learned saying women who diet are twice as likely to have daughters with eating disorders.  (My original source was from ANRED which has closed down their site recently)
I have found a new article supporting this information and is actually titled this: Mail Online News: "Women Who Diet Are Twice As Likely To Have Daughters With Eating Disorders."  

Going back to Cherie Burton, I hope you take a minute to read her post I think you will be better for it. She closes with a neat quote that I agree with whole heatedly.

"A mother who radiates self love and acceptance actually vaccinates her daughter against low self esteem." (Naomi Wolf)

My own mother is a wonderful, selfless woman. Unfortunately I grow up with hearing her put herself down.  Often it was about her appearance or her self criticism of not being able to complete some task flawlessly. I heard "I can never do anything right." and watched her avoid photos, swimming suits, and even long sleeve shirts to hide what she thought to be an unacceptable body.

I learned to put myself down by emulating her.  

Please, as a parent don't EVER let your children hear you say anything negative about yourself.  Then go a step further and work from the inside and truly not think and feel those negative messages because you can't hid much from your children. They will pick it up. This was one of the major topics I spoke about with Dr. Paul Jenkin's radio show Live On Purpose. (click to hear interview)

I believe there is power in words and positive "self talk" or "inner dialog"  I want you to be aware of what you are saying in your self talk.  If it is hurtful to yourself, STOP that thought then replace it with listing a positive attribute about yourself. Say, "I'm beautiful, happy, good enough." or whatever it is you need to hear and want to be.  If you don't believe it at first -- do it anyway!  It works I promise!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

The Winner . . .

The winner to my trailer contest  is


Erin, just go to and click on product, then on idea book.  There you can chose $25 worth of anything you want.  E-mail me at  or send me a message on facebook with the list of what you want. 

Thank you to everyone who participated. I appreciate the support!

Extending Contest For a Few More Hours!

I am adding a few more hours for the book trailer contest today.  I will announce the winner at 9:00 tonight. So enter now!
For full contest rules click here.

I have two trailers so you can choose which one to add to your sites or add both. Thanks and good luck!!

Here are the links

Friday, June 11, 2010

Live on Purpose

Yesterday I was honored to do the radio show Live on Pupose with Dr. Paul Jenkins. He is a great guy and I enjoyed visting with him.
Not only is Dr. Paul Jenkins a counselor but he is LDS and also has a great desire to help others by encouraging them to live their best life, a life with purpose.

Hear it now!
To hear the interview all you have to do is click on the link below then click on download. 

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Second Trailer For My Book

I have never posted any pictures of me BEFORE my eating disorder as a teen. This video shows some for the first time.

(For some reason it cuts the video off on the side on this blog so you click on the link below to see it fully)

If you post this trailer on your blog, facebook, twitter, you can still be entered into the contest (see last post)

Here is the link:
You can also search A Future for Tomorrow 2 on youtube.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Book Trailer Contest

There is just one more week to enter the book trailer contest.  The dead line is June 11th at midnight. I will announce winner on June 12th!

Again here are the rules:

You earn entries for each place you share my trailer.
Just link my trailer to:
*Blog - Posting it on your blog gives you two entries!
*If you do all three you get five entries!
*If you share it on other sites (such as circles of moms) just let me know and that will also give you an entry.

Now  leave a comment on here letting me know where it is at. Thanks!

Here is the link  to my trailer
 If it doesn't work you can find it on youtube, search under A Future for Tomorrow Surviving Anorexia.


$25 worth of Scrapbook supplies from Close to my Heart. You get to pick what you want!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Girl's Camp

I love sharing my story at any public speaking event, however there is something special about addressing the youth at Girl's Camp.  Their spirit is almost tangiable.

I want to let everyone know that I am booking for this years girl's camps.

My presentation includes my personal story of over coming depression and anorexia. I give vital information about the destructive power of this addiction and the importance of getting treatment for those who are suffering. I incorporate faith, the power of the priesthood, and my testimony. I teach the audience the importance of knowing their divine worth, having good self-esteem, and possessing the knowledge that they are a loved daughter of God.

To reserve a speaking date please contact me at