Lessons from NYC 9-11 Memorial

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We recently visited the new 9-11 Memorial in NYC, which commemorates the lives of those lost in the terrorist attacks. One word: sad. Visitors streamed through the museum in silence; many with tears running down their cheeks. There were some parts of the museum that were so moving, I stifled outright sobbing. People lingered over the exhibits, especially the ones with recorded voices of passengers on the hijacked planes calling their loved ones to tell them goodbye. It … [Read more...]

The trouble with fashionable friends

This is my sense of style -- practical, right?

I have two dear friends who are total fashionistas. I won’t say their names, but one starts with a C even though it sounds like it should start with a K; and, the other one starts with a J and ends with the word ann. Shopping is their hobby, their passion, and their expertise. I also have a daughter that might be morphing into one of those too. They exude style and good taste. I love them. I really do. But sometimes they just aggravate me to death with their wear-anything … [Read more...]

Exploding Head Syndrome

Stressed out women need new pink shoes.

I've ignored this poor blog a lot lately. I could say I've been too busy, but that seems shallow. Writing is something I love. It's therapeutic for me. So, when I'm not writing, something's up and I know I need to stop and figure out what is going on with me. Happily, I've figured it out. I've been suffering from Exploding Head Syndrome (EHS). This happens when I take on too much and my brain gets so full that it feels like it's going to pop. Really -- burst like fireworks on the … [Read more...]

Happy Birthday Sara

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Twenty-four years ago I left the hospital with a new beautiful baby girl. Our doctor refused to tell us whether we were having a boy or a girl because he wanted it to be a surprise. But, I knew before I entered the hospital that I would have a girl and that her name would be Sara without an h. She’d visited me in a dream about four years before she was born. I knew she would be a wise, strong-willed, bright-eyed girl with striking blonde hair and I knew we would turn out to be … [Read more...]

Love Illuminated Part Two

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In February, I wrote a blog on love called "Love Illuminated." http://lauriesnowturner.com/2014/03/14/love-illuminated/   It was based on a book written by Daniel Jones, the editor of the New York Times' Modern Love column. I noted that I realized I had a lot to say about the topic of love, and that I'd need to write a part two. So here is the second part to that blog... In a talk called "How Do I Love Thee" given by then-President Jeffrey Holland at BYU, he said, "I … [Read more...]

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