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Hi I'm Emily

I'm a music therapist and a cycling instructor. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I live in Brooklyn with my handsome husband. We enjoy experiencing the diversity of cultures in New York and blogging about our adventures. I have a degree in music therapy and work at a nursing and rehabilitation facility in Manhattan. I'm also a certified spin and group exercise instructor. I teach indoor spinning at local gyms. I love seeing how both music and exercise can create balance in the lives of individuals and families. I also love the gospel based values my parents have taught me that give me guidance and foundation in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I love truth. The whole truth. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints provides that for me. We have a living, breathing gospel with continuous revelation. We have a living prophet of God and twelve apostles. They receive revelation for us, and we can read their latest words every month. We believe the Bible and also other books of scripture that simply add to the truth that Christ saves. I feel strengthened by this gospel. We have temples that sanctify us and prepare us to face the world everyday. We focus on strong families that last forever. I feel confidence knowing that God knows me and listens to all my prayers. I know that He truly cares about me and loves me. I know that He guides my life.

How I live my faith

I remember about a month into my music therapy internship in Northern California, my supervisor said to me, "I'm really surprised at how well you're doing here. I mean, usually our interns are really lonely and have a hard time making friends, but you seem to be busy and getting along just fine. You have a really great church group." I agreed, "I do have a really great church group." That has been true everywhere that I've lived. You go to church and all the sudden, you have lots of friends who will be there for you. I love this about my church. I help with the music in my church group. I choose the hymns we sing each week and I also organize special musical numbers to be performed in the meetings. Also, my husband and I help out at "The Bishop's Storehouse" where we distribute food to those who are in need. The money for the food comes from donations from members of our church. This is truly rewarding. There are so many differing ideas in the world today about what a family is and how each person should live their lives. I feel like my faith creates a guide for me to know how to sift through the ideas that aren't going to ultimately bring happiness and focus on what's truly important.