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Christie Halverson

Some thoughts on Prom

It’s Prom season!  For many girls, this is a time of excitement, dress shopping, and daydreams of a perfect night.  You have spent hours online looking for just the right way to style your hair.  You know exactly how…

Five Ways to Beat the Winter Blues

This time of year, I find myself perpetually in a bad mood.  It’s cold and gray outside, the holidays are over, and it feels as though summer will never arrive.  I find that I want to simply curl up…

How to cope when you feel left out

It’s Friday night, and you’ve had a fantastic week.  That cute boy in your math class talked to you today and you didn’t sound like an idiot when you answered him back.  You’ve replayed the conversation in your head a…

Back to School: A Survival Guide

I heard the front door open and ran to meet him.  The knots in my stomach had been swirling all day until my insides felt like a tangled mess of anxiety and pain. The look on his face told me…

You just have to smile through it

I met Hannah Sivley at our stake girl’s camp.  She is in a neighboring ward and her infectious smile and generous heart immediately drew me in. When you meet Hannah, you know right away how special she is.  She loves…

What I wish I’d known then

As a teenager, I was an insecure, neurotic mess.  I never thought of myself as pretty, and constantly compared myself to my friends, always concluding that I didn’t quite measure up.  When stupid boys in junior high told me…

How To Survive Moving

Moving as a teenager can be a devastating, traumatic experience. The sheer amount of courage required to walk into a high school cafeteria without knowing a single soul is huge. My husband and I have lived in seven states during…