When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned: Cami

Cami found me on Instagram and sent me a message saying that she was also passionate about bringing struggles to light and that if I needed a story, she had one. It breaks my heart to learn about and see children who grow up without one or both of their parents. I'm so grateful Cami [...]

How My Mental Illness Has Changed My Outlook On Life

October 3, 2012, was a Wednesday just like today. How do I know that? Because it was the last day I would be known as "Hermana Harris." The age change was announced the weekend I came home from my mission. I was shocked like everyone else, and that shock eventually turned into anger and fueled [...]

When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned: Alicia

I had the wonderful opportunity to hear Alicia's story firsthand at the SALT LDS Retreat a couple weeks ago. I talked to her during the retreat and asked if she'd be willing to share her story and I'm so grateful she said yes because same-gender attraction needs to be talked about more. Alicia Young, the [...]

Why Silently Surviving Souls?

Silently Surviving Souls is 2 years old! I thought it was finally time I explained a little more about what it really is and why I chose the name. When I was trying to come up with a name for this Blog and Instagram account I kept thinking about how there are people out there [...]

Keep The Commandments

My oldest daughter, who is 3, is playing rec soccer and I volunteered to coach the team. This past week towards the end of her game she gave me a hug when she was supposed to be kicking the ball and almost started crying because she didn't want to play anymore. I grew up playing [...]

“Ye are the SALT of the earth…”

I cannot stop thinking about the SALT LDS Retreat I went to on Saturday, September 8, and I wanted to share some of my golden nuggets from the event. It was held at the Marriot City Center in Salt Lake City, UT and was an all day long event. We started and ended as one [...]

When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned: Suzie

I found Suzie through Instagram a little over a month ago and have been following her journey with her darling son, Trey. I am always amazed by parents who have kids with special needs. I'm grateful Suzie was willing to give a small glimpse into what that's like. Suzie is a simple Mom who grew [...]

Feature Friday: Alexis

I found Alexis' Instagram account and asked her to share her experience with anxiety. Her account is great and can be found here, she also has a Facebook page. Alexis Graff is 22-years-old and a mom of two little boys under age 2. She recently graduated from Dixie State University with a psychology degree, aspiring [...]

When Life Doesn’t Go As Planned: Berklee

Berklee was "introduced" to me by a mutual friend through Instagram. She has her own blog where she shares her experience with divorce but offered to write a post for mine too. (Her blog is definitely worth checking out! Even though I haven't been divorced, I could totally relate to some of the thoughts and [...]

Feature Friday: Ian

Ian is my husband's cousin. He is the nicest guy and has made me feel like part of the family since day one. He asked me if he could share his story about his attempted suicide and I am glad he is brave enough to share that experience. Mental illness definitely has a stigma, that [...]