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Hi I'm Jodi Leski

I'm a wife, and mother. I love Psychology and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the desert of southern California. I had a magical childhood. I swam in our pool, hung out in my treehouse and played with the chickens, goats, rabbits and turkeys that we raised. Still I always felt alone because I was an only child. I always wished for a sibling to play with. When I was 12 years old my parents divorced. That is when I picked up my first Psychology book. I wanted to understand people and how they related to each other. I wanted to figure people out so that I could break the cycle of divorce that was running rampant through my family. From that time on I wanted to have a family of my own and I did everything I could to learn the skills necessary to ensure that that would happen. It’s all I really cared about. My hard work paid off. After I graduated from BYU with a degree in Psychology I went home to California where I met the man of my dreams. We now have four wonderful children ages 9 down to two. In 2004 we relocated to Denver and have enjoyed the rustic beauty and beautiful mountains that Colorado has to offer.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because my religion helps me make sense of life. It answers for me the most basic questions of why we are here, what is the purpose of this life, and where are we going afterwards. When my parents divorced I felt very alone. My mom moved away and my dad always worked. I needed guidance. I prayed and asked God for help. I felt an overwhelming sense of peace and almost near tangible arms around me. It was then that I knew for certain that there was a God and that He was very aware of me. From that time forward whenever I had questions I would pray and when I felt that peace I knew I was headed in the right direction. The world is full of many paths and things that bring temporary excitement and fun, but there is no other time that I feel really happy or at peace other than when I am learning about Jesus Christ and His gospel. I find fulfillment and the answers to my questions in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith every day by making a concerted effort to improve myself. I read and study God’s word through the scriptures and words of living prophets and apostles. I try to treat those around me the way I would want to be treated (The Golden Rule) and use my talents to benefit and uplift others. I look for ways to serve my fellow man as well as my family. I seek out things that are uplifting and encouraging and avoid anything that is negative or degrading. I try to find the meaning in my trials and use them to make me stronger and better than I was before. I pray often and include God in my decisions, but I find He often has better plans for my life than I could come up with myself. I am happiest when I step aside and watch the miracles He has in store for me unfold.