Cali Murphy
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Oct 12, 2014
Cali Murphy commented on MikeSun's photo
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"Hi there.  You look comfy!"
May 30, 2011
Cali Murphy replied to Idaho Spud's discussion Thoughts on suicide.
"Twice I have made the decision to kill myself.  I didn't succeed either time.  Of course my mormon family and friends made me feel guilty because of the pain it would cause them.  But I was in serious mental pain when I made the…"
May 30, 2011
Cali Murphy replied to Hidingexmograndma's discussion How glad I am to have found you guys!
"Kerry says it so well. Thanks for sharing your story. It probably hits close to home for most of us, but especially the female of us who struggled with the notion that we were the followers and not the leaders. I have felt that was wrong since I was…"
Jun 6, 2010
Cali Murphy commented on MikeUtah's video
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RSA Animate - The Empathic Civilisation

"The field of neuroscience fascinates me. I am hoping to get on the program at the U. I would love to do a study such as his that would be truly useful. I think that there will be a time when humans will be more receptive to this way of thinking. I…"
Jun 3, 2010
Beth P commented on Cali Murphy's blog post I Was the Poster Child for the Perfect Mormon Girl
"Thanks for sharing your story, Cali. I am with you! I'd rather be lonely."
May 24, 2010
Cali Murphy replied to Beth P's discussion My ex wants to baptize my daughter
"My daughter is seven and I know when she is eight I will have the same problem. Let me know what you decide. I need advice as well."
May 23, 2010
Cali Murphy replied to james's discussion Who is trying to rescue you?
"My neighbor "RS Sister" told me that Satan always found the weakest link and that he had found me. Through me, he is going to take many souls away from HF. I think I was suppose to be "scared straight." lol. Anyway, even after I…"
May 22, 2010
Cali Murphy commented on MikeUtah's blog post The Family—A Proclamation to the World (An Update)
"Funniest thing I have read in a week (and I read a lot). ha ha ha"
May 17, 2010
Cali Murphy replied to MikeUtah's discussion The future of Life After Mormonism hangs in the balance: Feedback Needed
"I would be happy to help with expenses. This is a powerful forum for many. I am not on here much, but when I am I really need to be."
May 10, 2010
Dan commented on Cali Murphy's blog post I Was the Poster Child for the Perfect Mormon Girl
".I can empathize somewhat. After spending most of my life in the church and defending it I accidently found the truth and it set me free. Being a single mom has its challenges but it is better than being tied down by a spouse that does not except…"
May 3, 2010
Cali Murphy replied to MikeUtah's discussion Possible name change for "Life Beyond x-Mormonism"
"I like the new name....has a more positive sound to it."
Apr 16, 2010
MikeSun left a comment for Cali Murphy
"We have a postmormon get together in SLC once in a while. you should try to get out to one and meet some of us in person. http://www.postmormon.org/exp_e/index.php/home"
Mar 24, 2010
MikeUtah left a comment for Cali Murphy
"Have you read "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle? I'm reading it right now and it is having a very transformative affect on my perception of Now and staying connected to it."
Feb 28, 2010
Cali Murphy replied to MikeUtah's discussion “The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die” (great article on living a fulfilling life)
"I love this article. Thank you. It reminds me that everything we need we can find inside ourselves. I am learning that and it is liberating. I have more time to focus my time and attention on others."
Feb 25, 2010
Cali Murphy left a comment for MikeUtah
"Living in the moment is the challenge, isn't it? I am getting better at it. Letting go of the past, and trusting that no matter what happens in the future I can be happy in any moment...that is really hard for me."
Feb 25, 2010

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Relationship Status (single, partner, etc):
Single mom
My Story:
I love adventure. I currently teach school. I am a little bit of a thrillseeker. In another life I would be an FBI or CIA agent. I was raised mormon, and I know some really wonderful people who are mormon. I know some really mean-spirited people who are mormon as well. I was born in California, but moved here when I was very young. I wonder how my life would have turned out if I had stayed in California?
Interests and Hobbies:
I love anything to do with water including boating, swimming, diving, etc. I enjoy horses and love all animals.
Favorite Books:
Crime/ dramaDan Brown, David Baldacci, Socrates, DaVinci....rasha....Jefferson, Madison....quite a diversity.
Favorite Movies:
A Few Good Men, The Sixth Sense, It's a Wonderful Life, National Treasure 1 and 2  (I'm a Constitution Buff)7 pounds (wow), The Way of the Peaceful Warrior.
Favorite activity after mormonism?
Wearing a bikini (weather permitting of course)

Cali Murphy's Blog

I Was the Poster Child for the Perfect Mormon Girl

Posted on December 5, 2009 at 9:29pm 7 Comments

I was the poster child for the perfect mormon girl. I was always the one called on in primary to give the long talk. I was beehive president, mia maid secretary and laurel president. I was even the president of my seminary class. I was put in charge of every possible service project that came up. But, I had questions. Every bishop's interview would end with "you just have to have faith that it is true," I was never given a straight logical answer to valid questions. I was always academic… Continue

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At 11:40pm on March 24, 2010, MikeSun said…
We have a postmormon get together in SLC once in a while. you should try to get out to one and meet some of us in person.

http://www.postmormon.org/exp_e/index.php/home
At 9:43pm on February 28, 2010, MikeUtah said…
Have you read "The Power of Now" by Eckhart Tolle? I'm reading it right now and it is having a very transformative affect on my perception of Now and staying connected to it.
At 12:35am on May 21, 2009, XLDSXY said…
Thanks for sharing your introduction with us!!! Welcome!!!
I cannot (yet) imagine facing the brutal judgement of those still active in the church either... eeewwww. I'm still crawling in to baby steps ~ though the rest of me ran screaming away from the church! LOL!
My VT is a great gal with lots of beautiful babies... but I SO do't look forward to her judgement. She's been a great friend but she's "opinionated" in a way that I am not.
I've got a long way to go ~ and am beginning, here, to enjoy the journey myself! Best Wishes ~

At 9:39pm on March 28, 2009, MikeUtah said…
Welcome Cali! Glad you found the community. I can just imagine how harsh teachers would be to a "rebel" teacher who leaves the church. Hopefully we can help comfort you all through that when it comes out. My sister is a teacher at an elementary in Lehi. You will find a lot of great support here and other exmo/postmo sites. Good luck!
 
 
 

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