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Carmen Rasmusen Herbert
Carmen Rasmusen Herbert is a former "American Idol" contestant. She writes an entertainment column for the Deseret News.

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As I limped down the gym floor in shame and glanced horrified over my shoulder, I know — I just know — behind their forced smiles, both teachers were thinking, “Heaven above, please bless that...
“Depression is the grand imposter-posing as all powerful,” says Dr. Keith Ablow, a psychiatrist and member of the Fox News A-Team. “It can be defeated, every time, if you or the person you car...
"I felt like my priorities were messed up," Heigl says. "I was putting so much time and energy into just my work. I was raised to believe that family comes first."
Sometimes, it’s OK to not be OK.”Sometimes life is hard and things aren’t fair, and struggling is inevitable. So how can I be more mentally strong when that rain cloud won't stop dripping?
I add my voice to Reba McEntire's and say I also strongly believe in the power of prayer and the miracles it can bring. And I believe in Reba’s song, which she calls an act “of perseverance, prayer,...
We are seekers of light, because we have the Savior's light within us. We need the light of the sun daily to live. But we also need the light of the Son each and every day.
Our society has become so numb, so accepting of crude humor and vulgarity that we’ve gone from being appalled to providing encouragement. My opinion? It’s still OK to be appalled.
The picture I have in my home of the Bountiful Temple is reminder of what truly is important in life, a compass that will hopefully guide my own children home, to their Heavenly Father’s house.
I started to think about everything I’ve been too afraid to try in my life. What if I just did it? What if I just laced up my shoes and started putting one foot in front of the other and didn’t look...
My boys need the challenge of the mountains. They need to run and scream and be brave and throw rocks and tough it out.