About

Above Yourself is a blog about a journey to improve yourself (and me, too!) through continual learning, faith, and personal improvement. Many of the things discussed here advocate principles of Mormonism, religion, and good common sense.

Although this site is titled “Above Yourself”, it is just as much about my own stories and experiences in my own personal journey for self-improvement, and my effort to become a better disciple of Jesus Christ. As we prepare ourselves in this way, we become better equipped to help others in times of need.

Many more people could ride out the storm-tossed waves in their economic lives if they had their year’s supply of food and clothing and were debt free.

Many today have followed this counsel in reverse. They have at least a year’s supply of debt and are food free.

-Thomas S. Monson, 2001 BYU Women’s Conference