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Hi I'm Megan

I'm a therapist, an aunt, traveler, a new home owner! and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a therapist working with individuals and families affected by autism and other mental illnesses. I find a lot of meaning in my job. I hope I can help a few get their lives back on track. When I'm not at work I really like spending time with family and friends, going to local concerts, traveling around the States and abroad, spending time at the public library, and thinking about eating healthy and exercising.

Why I am a Mormon

I work with a lot of people who don't share my faith and they think I'm a little odd for believing the way I do and acting the way I do -- I don't swear, party, abuse substances, or have premarital sex, for example. And sometimes I think like them too. But then I imagine what my life would be like if I didn't have the gospel of Jesus Christ. My faith gives me a solid foundation in life. I avoid a lot of heartache because I avoid a lot of the traps of false happiness. And, like everyone, I do dumb things and feel guilt and pain but I know that because of the Atonement of Jesus Christ, I can let all of that go and feel light again. I don't wonder if I have a purpose. I know why I am on earth and I feel God's hand in my life directing me to the places I should go. When hard things happen, it hurts but I also know things will be ok -- like when my dad died. I miss him, but my knowledge of God's plan tells me that my family is forever and I'll see my dad, healthy and strong, again. Being Mormon brings me peace.

How I live my faith

My main goal is to be like our Savior Jesus Christ. When I read the scriptures I try to take "tips." I try to be kinder, more compassionate, and more obedient, as He was. I try to focus on what it means to be a true Christian. Life gives me lots of tests of develop these skills because I'm not naturally always like Jesus.

What is the Word of Wisdom that Mormons talk about?

The Word of Wisdom is code of health that we live by. God has always given these directions beginning in the Garden of Eden and the forbidden fruit and continued with commandments like in the case of the Jews and abstaining from certain foods. For me, I stay away from anything -mind-altering substances, over/under-eating, etc. - that would make it difficult for me to hear the still small voice, the voice of our Heavenly Father. When we don't take care of our bodies or when our bodies are preoccupied with addictions, it's harder to feel the presence of God and get direction for our lives. Show more Show less