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Hi I'm Carie

I'm a happy wife and mother. I'm a manager. I'm a cognitive behavior coach, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I just recently married a convert. :-) I am the proud mother of a 10 year old girl (now she has 4 parents who love her dearly!). I have worked at an athletic club in management for 13 years. I have spend some time teaching kindergarten, middle school and high school. I received my master's degree in social science--focusing on cognitive behavior--i.e. increasing focus, resilience, self control and motivation. Now I am rolling out the curriculum I created over the last couple years to help others use their cognitive tools to reach their full potential. I love my job at the athletic club but I am excited about this new adventure of being able to help others live life to the fullest. I love running and exercising everyday! It makes me be a better me. I love being in the water, being outside, and spending time with my family. I love to clean--ok--maybe I just love the feeling after I have cleaned! I recently spent two days overhauling my house and pulling the 5 foot tall weeds in our yard. :-) I love to read, study and learn new things. My favorite vacation is leaving the city, relaxing with no agenda and soaking up all the family time I can get! I love the words zealous and exuberance. I love being happy, positive and sharing God's love with everyone I meet. I love life; and that is me!

Why I am a Mormon

I love the scriptures! Both the Bible and the Book of Mormon; I love how they profess Christ’s teachings, His life, His doctrine, and how they showcase how we should live in order to become like Him. I love the feelings of peace and hope that they offer, I love the comfort I feel when I read them everyday. I love the power of prayer; knowing that God “reaches my reaching”, that I can seek answers in this life from He who created me. I love knowing that I am never alone, that He who knows me best is always by my side. I love the joy that comes from knowing God’s true church is here on the earth today in its fullness. I love that we have a living prophet and apostles here on the earth today to lead and guide Christ’s church just as in ancient times. I love knowing that God never changes, He loves us today just as much as He did in ancient times; miracles are wrought today just as they were during Biblical times. I love knowing that the family is the key to God’s plan of happiness, that our homes need to be places of love, joy, and sanctuaries of peace so that the spirit of God can flourish within them. I love knowing about Christ’s atonement; how He suffered in Gethsemane for all my sins, pains, sorrows, and afflictions. And that if I turn to Him, I can be healed from my infirmities; my burdens will be lifted, my heart can be changed and my soul will be sanctified. I am better because of Christ, and that is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

By relying on God to help me, give me strength and show me mercy because I am far from perfect. I have a calling to serve, teach, and help the women in my church. We organize meals to be delivered, children to be watched, houses to be cleaned, and many other services that are needed by church members or the community. We meet often to nourish, uplift, and edify one another as sisters in an eternal sisterhood. In our family, we hold weekly family home evenings. This is where we sing hymns, discuss gospel principles, do activities, pray together, and enjoy the love we share as a family. We try to put God first in our marriage and in our family by way of prayer and scripture study. We have found that this helps us to have more patience, love, forgiveness, and kindness towards one another. We love our neighbors, and enjoy doing service projects for them to benefit the community. My daughter and I, last year, decided to do a service for someone each month. Oftentimes she picked the topic and I helped her execute the project. One month we baked cookies for everyone on our street and attached a scripture from the New Testament (“Love your Neighbor”), one month we had a Popsicle open house in our front yard and collected newborn items to be delivered to a low income hospital in the Denver Metro area, one month we visited elderly women in a retirement community. We were able to create many friendships through following the Savior’s example and admonition to love and serve those around us. Lives get busy and of course I don’t have the time to do everything I want, but I have found that when I try to live as God would have me do then I have the time to accomplish what is most important and it is at those times when I find myself being the happiest.