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THE VOICE OF THE MOTHER IS WILD

By Melonie Cannon

If you’ve ever attended a guided meditation class, one of the first journeys the teacher might take you on is to imagine yourself as a tree with roots growing from the bottoms of your feet or your root chakra. These roots spread out and grow and entangle themselves with the center of the earth so …

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INITIATE

By Melonie Cannon

I had been preparing for months for the trip of a lifetime. I saved fifty percent of everything I earned so my just-graduated daughter and I could make regular payments to the tour group. I exercised six times a week at the gym to make my legs stronger and my airline weight less. I read …

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Book Review: Finding Mother God by Carol Lynn Pearson

By Elizabeth Cranford Garcia

As a poet and editor, my instinct in reviewing a poetry collection is to evaluate its linguistic originality, its element of surprise, its style. Yet sometimes I find myself stepping back from this judgment seat and losing myself in the content and thought of the poems. Sometimes I have to remind myself that the purpose …

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WORDS FALL IN: A Vision of Heavenly Mother

By Melonie Cannon

“We have been lost to each other for so long. My name means nothing to you. My memory is dust. This is not your fault, or mine. The chain connecting mother to daughter was broken and the word passed to the keeping of men, who had no way of knowing.” Anita Diamont I denied it. …

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Words Fall In: An Interview with Bethany Brady Spalding & McArthur Krishna

By Melonie Cannon

I LOVE THIS EPISODE!!!! I kept cheering as I edited this podcast because of all the wisdom nuggets my two guests kept eloquently sharing. Bethany Brady Spalding and McArthur Krishna are the authors of the book series Girls Who Chose God. Segullah has reviewed their books before, which you can find here and here, but …

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Book Review: A Girl’s Guide to Heavenly Mother

By Jessie Christensen

A Girl’s Guide to Heavenly Mother is the most recent book from writers McArthur Krishna and Bethany Brady Spalding, authors of the Girls Who Choose God series. Like their previous work, this new book is a game-changer in the world of books for Latter-day Saint children. It is written as a guidebook or workbook, inviting …

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My Ecology of Faith

By Jennie LaFortune

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” Audrey Hepburn One of the last tasks I did before leaving my classroom on March 12, 2020 was erase my whiteboard. It was not unusual and part of an automatic ritual, but I knew this time would be different. The weekly quotes, daily goals, and other …

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Talking “Why” & Sitting in Paradoxes: An Interview with Speaker & Author, Ganel-Lyn Condie

By Sherilyn Stevenson

At Segullah, we pride ourselves on highlighting women relevant to Mormon letters. This quarter’s featured woman, Ganel-Lyn Condie, writes in a genre rarely featured in literary magazines, and yet, her work adds to the discourse in the Church today. As a best-selling, self-help writer and public speaker of “real” topics, Ganel-Lyn impacts discussion surrounding contemporary …

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Book Review: I Gave Her a Name

Heather Harris Bergevin hates long walks on the beach, and the saccharine sweet fake taste of pina coladas (virgin). She does like mythology, writing poetry with obscure esoteric fairytale references, and lime slushes. Her recent accomplishments include her book, “Lawless Women,” her ridiculous and delightful children, and her joyously completed divorce. She thinks she’s funny. Sometimes …

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