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Jane Tallmadge

On Obedience

As my father and I were sitting out a rain delay for a concert the other day, I brought up a trend I’ve noticed in the past few years: Society today really has a negative opinion on obedience. Following…

Happier > Easier

One thing that I’ve learned as I’ve grown older and (generally) wiser is that it’s nearly impossible to be happy if things are too easy. In our culture, we put way too much emphasis on things being easy, especially…

Hard Times for Happy Lives

These last three weeks have been difficult and overwhelming and anxious and trying. The end of a semester is a lot to take in, especially with a mission call (Brazil!) and moving dorms. Nevertheless, I’m grateful for the pressure…

Three Habits that Will Change Your Life

It’s not an easy “get rich” scheme where you click a button and find yourself living the perfect life. But, if you actually do these habits, things inside and outside of you will change seemingly magically. Right now I’m…

Never Forsake the Simple Pleasures

Last semester, my literature class gave me the opportunity to read Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein a second time. Through this, I learned valuable lessons such as: don’t reanimate corpses, be honest with your fiance about the monster you created, and…

Living on Purpose

“There is no time to be bored in a world as beautiful as this.” Especially at the beginning of a new school year, it can be easy to fall into monotonous routine. This isn’t all bad; it means you’re…

Thoughts to Change Your Life From Education Week

Being at BYU Education Week this year has been a great way for me to stimulate my mind and explore campus in preparation for the upcoming fall semester. More importantly, it has prepared me spiritually for this transition in…