Elif Ekin

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Elif Ekin is an Entrepreneur, Life Coach, and Author. She has her M.A. In European History, cooks highly addictive Baklava and Middle Eastern pastries for local cafes and special order, and conducts various healing workshops around Salt Lake City. Her company, Mostly Happy, A Journey into Joy, is a Salt Lake City, Utah based company that provides Life Coaching, For more information on Mostly Happy, please call Elif Ekin at 801-674-7047, follow her on FaceBook or visit her website.

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Writing, Connecting, Self Discovery

Writing, Connecting, Self Discovery

| July 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Who am I? Who do I want to be? What do I truly need to be myself? When I begin to feel this disconnected, I know it is time to sit down and write; time to purge, release, and reconnect to self […]

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Forgiveness Makes Room for Love

Forgiveness Makes Room for Love

| February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

It is a wintery, quiet day as I sit here thinking about the concept of forgiveness. Questions fall like little snowflakes and yet there are few answers. In my head the concept of forgiveness is almost akin to…

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Sorrow Prepares You For Joy

Sorrow Prepares You For Joy

| October 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

It’s November and, of course, all the gratitude posts start filtering through social media asking each of us “What are you grateful for?” An unlikely and unexpected whisper said, “I am grateful for my struggle”

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The Peace of Predictability in Parenting

The Peace of Predictability in Parenting

| August 31, 2015 | 0 Comments

Maybe I am boring, but I find peace in the predictability of planning our time, knowing what to expect, and having set routines to rely on. Shuffling between camps and not knowing how schedules […]

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Creating Family Intimacy

Creating Family Intimacy

| May 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

What does “being intimate” mean to you? Is it the act of sex itself or all the little moments along the way? Intimacy, for me, is about how the other person makes you feel in a variety of ways and situations […]

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The Ups and Downs of Friendship

The Ups and Downs of Friendship

| February 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Life is a roller coaster ride. There are ups and there are downs. Your friends are with you hands high in the air as you climb higher and higher and hold your hand tight when you are falling straight down. But what happens when your best friend decides to get off that roller coaster just as you are about to fall?

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Remembering to Mother Myself

Remembering to Mother Myself

| January 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

The New Year is always filled with mixed emotions for me. Excitement over the endless possible ways to fill the days versus complete overwhelm. I was reminded last week of two concepts: perception and […]

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Parenting – “Sort of” Sisters

Parenting – “Sort of” Sisters

| November 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

When Mina was born, I developed a hip condition and knew I wouldn’t be having more kids. So much for siblings…or so I thought. A divorce and new relationship later and suddenly there are three little […]

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Strengthening a Girl’s Voice Through Choice

Strengthening a Girl’s Voice Through Choice

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

Once upon a time, in the not so distant past, I read a book and it changed how I viewed the parent/child relationship. That book was Parenting with Love and Logic. It just made so much sense and it […]

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Free to Laugh

Free to Laugh

| May 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

When was the last time you laughed so hard you almost peed your pants? For me, that would be last night when the girls at the dinner table decided to make up their own language and actually try to communicate with each other. Needless to say, we were laughing so hard because actually NO ONE […]

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Psychology – The Healing Journey

Psychology – The Healing Journey

| March 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

There are days when I am completely alone: no kids, no guy, just me and the quiet. Sometimes it is welcomed and sometimes it is unsettling. Yesterday it was welcomed.

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Learning to Love Myself Again

Learning to Love Myself Again

| February 1, 2014 | 0 Comments

How do you learn to love yourself after feeling lost for so long? How is it that we are first to sacrifice ourselves and our happiness for others, knowing full well that it isn’t healthy? How come we feel squidgy putting our needs first to sacrifice ourselves and our happiness for others, knowing full well […]

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