What I Learned from My Interview with a Comedian

I recently had the pleasure of interviewing LDS comedian Steve Soelberg when he was in town for his show with Dry Bar Comedy. (For those of you not familiar with Dry Bar, they are a fairly clean comedy show that bills itself as “Funny for Everyone.”) Steve was kind enough to spend an hour chatting with me for my podcast (listen to the episode here: https://annettetalks.com/lds-unmarried-life-podcast-steve-soelberg-interview/). We talked about his career, what it’s like to be single in the Church, and his dating life.

Steve had a lot of funny stories, but the following is the one the […]

What I Learned from My Interview with a Comedian

12 Rules for Life

I recently came across a wonderful book by Jordan B. Peterson, 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos. Jordan is a clinical psychologist and I would say, philosopher. His wisdom is culled from the Bible, various philosophers, his studies of the Cold War and the effects of communism in Russia and China, the holocaust, and his psychology practice. The result is a practical, high-reaching set of rules which I will summarize here, along with my commentary. The book was interesting, if sometimes a bit esoteric. It’s definitely worth reading and pondering.

Rule 1: Stand up straight with your shoulders back. […]

12 Rules for Life

I Am Enough: Embracing Greatness and Rejecting Shame

Recently I had some professional and personal successes that left me feeling happy and excited, full of hope for my future. Within a few days, I was out for a walk and began being plagued by thoughts like “You’re not that great,” and “Who do you think you are?” These thoughts were accompanied by a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach. I was dumbstruck. Why would I feel this way? I realized that this happened often after I had felt successful or proud of an accomplishment. I managed to talk myself out of it, but it left me […]

I Am Enough: Embracing Greatness and Rejecting Shame
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