Amy Rees Anderson

Resolve To Be Happy Regardless Of Our Circumstances

With all that’s going on currently with COVID-19 the words of this talk which shares some universal regrets that dying patients have gives us much to consider about how we ought to look at things. It’s a talk given by one of my favorite speakers, Dieter F. Uchtdorf, titled “Of Regrets and Resolutions” and here

Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself: Avoiding Self-Sabotage At Work

I wrote an article on Forbes.com called “Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself“. It’s a message worth resharing: I was standing in the security line at an airport when a TSA worker came walking alongside the line yelling out in an animated way, “No liquids, no aerosols, no gels or creams on the airplane…You better

Not All Heroes Wear Capes

Today is National Superhero Day, a day to honor those who serve and protect while fighting evil.  My personal favorite superhero is Wonder Woman. I watched every episode of the original TV series back in the 70’s when I was a little girl.  And I knew that when I grew up I wanted to be

While You Are Growing Up, They Are Growing Old

Today I was really bummed out because it was my Mother’s 78th birthday and we couldn’t be with her even though she lives only fifteen minutes away.  With the quarantine we could only stand on her front porch singing Happy Birthday to her through the glass and then leave a cake an balloons on her

Never, Ever, Stop Dreaming

Last Friday we held a College Graduation Commencement Ceremony in our home for my daughter Ashley Anderson Hill to present her with her Bachelor’s Degree in Entrepreneurial Management from Brigham Young University. Being that she was the only student graduating she gave the valedictorian speech. Her speech was so inspiring I asked her if I

A Parents Thoughts To Their Child On Graduation

In yesterday’s blog I shared that my daughter Ashley graduates from BYU tomorrow (Friday April 24th 2020).  I also shared the thoughts she wrote about the things she learned from her college experience. Today I thought it fitting for me to share a parent’s thoughts to a child that’s graduating, so here are my thoughts:

One College Graduate’s Thoughts About Their College Experience

My daughter Ashley is graduating this Friday from Brigham Young University (go BYU Cougars!) with her Bachelor’s Degree in Entrepreneurial Management. I’m so proud of her!  Not just for graduating but for the incredible person she is.  A few days ago on social media Ashley shared the following thoughts about her college experience – after

Fresh Air And Sunshine Are Good For The Soul

“Some old-fashioned things like fresh air and sunshine are hard to beat.”  – Laura Ingalls Wilder I’ve been so focused on getting my home organized the last few weeks that I had forgotten how good it feels just to step outside and feel the sunshine on your face. After another long day of working inside

A Great Way To Boost Your Emotional Well-Being and Happiness Level

Today as I was going through cabinets and organizing things I pulled out my box I keep of handwritten notes and cards people have written to me over the years and I began reading a few of them.  What an awesome way to boost your emotional well-being! Let’s face it – if someone asked you

Taking Stock Of Who You Are

 “Spring cleaning isn’t just about sorting through things, and getting rid of clutter. It’s about taking stock of who you are. It’s a chance to redefine yourself, to change expectations, and to remember that it’s never too late to recapture who you were, or to aim for who you want to be.”  -unknown One positive

It’s Amazing How Much Needs To Be Thrown Away!

It’s amazing how much stuff you are able to throw away after you’ve allowed it to sit I a pile for several years first….  I say that because I just spent my entire day going through stacks and stacks…and stacks…of papers that have been piling up for years, and when I realized how many of

Unlock Your Inner Awesome

It was probably ten years ago when someone sent me an article titled “How To Be Awesome”.  It didn’t list the name of the person who wrote the article but it read: HOW TO BE AWESOME “Being awesome, quite literally, means to elicit awe. Awe is not something people express much these days. So to

Crying On The Inside Like A Winner

Whatever man decided beauty salons, hair salons, nail salons, spas, eyelash extension salons, etc should be deemed non-essential during this coronavirus clearly didn’t check with his wife first!  Because you know women weren’t consulted on that decision!!   And to add insult to injury someone decided that every phone call now needs to be a video

To Innovate Does Not Necessarily Mean To Expand

“To innovate does not necessarily mean to expand; very often it means to simplify.” – M. Russell Ballard Being in lockdown has required companies and service providers to innovate in order to keep their businesses alive. For so many years everyone has looked at growth as the indicator of innovation. Yet as the quote reads,

I Stand All Amazed

This past weekend began with my family joining in on the worldwide day of fasting and prayer held on Good Friday where people of all faiths around the world came together to unite their prayers around the issues the world is facing with this pandemic.  It was such a beautiful way to kick-off the Easter

Join The Worldwide Fast On Good Friday

I would have put this blog up sooner to make sure everyone got to read this tonight but I’ve been dealing with a time-sensitive and frustrating situation all day and didn’t have time to so forgive me for not getting this invitation out to all of you earlier in the day! But better late than

Mistreating Customers Could End Up More Disastrous For Companies Then The Coronavirus Is

We no longer live in a day where companies taking advantage, misleading, or mistreating customers goes unnoticed.   And now, more than ever, consumers are paying attention to how companies are treating their customers. That is evident by the flood of social media posts with customers sharing details of how specific companies are mistreating and taking

Focus On What You Can Control

“One of the happiest moments ever, is when you find the courage to let go of what you can’t change.” There are a million aspects to life that are out of our control. And focusing on things you can’t control is absolutely pointless…no matter how much you focus on them you can’t control them so

Why Me?

I started reading through things I’d written in past years Aprils to try and remind myself of what my Aprils used to be like before this pandemic. Ironically, the first thing I flipped to was an article I’d written back in April of 2013 that was published in Forbes, and when you read what I’d

Sometimes Words Can’t Adequately Describe

I’m not even sure where to begin tonight…. this last weekend has been one of the most spiritually powerful and uplifting experiences of my life.  I spent 6 hours on Saturday and 4 hours Sunday listening to a semi-annual General Conference that was filled with inspirational talks, messages of hope, and indescribably beautiful musical performances

One Of The Greatest Sources Of Strength In Life. You Can Watch It This Weekend!

It happens every six months, and I never, ever, ever miss it!!! It’s a weekend long General Conference that gets broadcast throughout the world (in over 88 languages) and includes ten hours of the most inspirational, uplifting, life changing talks from incredible speakers. The conference is done in five two-hour block sessions that take place

Wait – It Isn’t An April Fool’s Joke?!

I was so hoping I would turn on the news this morning and they’d say “APRIL FOOLS!” and we’d all find out this whole pandemic is just one big elaborate April fool’s joke being played on us….yeah, no such luck…turns out its all real… As this pandemic escalates more and more and the deaths begin



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