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Class Information

Below are the date, time, location, and outline for this class.

Spicy Salsa, Mirror Mirror on the Wall, and Me!

Taught by Gaylynn Bean


Day Time Location
Thursday, August 1 3 p.m. Benson 287
Gaylynn Bean

Gaylynn Bean


Gaylynn Owen Bean was the third child born to Tom and Gayle Owen in American Falls, Idaho. She was raised in Aberdeen, Idaho and graduated from Aberdeen High School as the valedictorian. She has lived in Rexburg for the past 15 years with her husband Brent and their five children: Brennan age 22, Devin age 21, Jaren age 18, Amree age 15, and Rylan age 11. Bean treasures her opportunity to be a mother and has really enjoyed being a “Missionary Mom” as Brennan served in the Toronto, Canada mission 2010-2012 and Devin served in the Missouri, St. Louis mission 2011-2013. Jaren is preparing to serve in December 2013.

Bean earned an associate’s degree from Ricks College in 1989. She married Brent Whiting Bean in the Idaho Falls Temple on June 16, 1989. Bean graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Education from Utah State University in 1991, where she was recognized as the Outstanding Student in the College of Education.

She has taught piano for 21 years and currently enjoys her opportunity to play the organ regularly in the Rexburg Temple. Bean has served as a Relief Society president, counselor in a Young Women presidency, stake Primary President, Primary chorister, nursery leader, girls camp director, and is currently serving as the ward organist and CTR 7 teacher in the Salem first ward.

Bean enjoys gardening, canning, exercising, hiking, kayaking, reading, listening to her husband and children sing, camping, and spending time with her family and friends. She began teaching as an adjunct professor at BYU-Idaho in 2006 and has enjoyed her opportunity to teach Interpersonal Communication, Public Speaking, and Communication Essentials.

Class Outline

Tried and true salsa recipes provide a delicious family treat!  Life includes a variety of spices and individual challenges, so let's explore the importance of personal strength and celebrate our abilities to blend life's spices and challenges.  Our understanding of intrapersonal communication, interpersonal communication, and our divine heritage is a powerful recipe that can be enjoyed by all families!

Learning Objectives:

1.  Salsa Recipe
    • Ingredients
      • Homegrown or purchased
      • Variety of recipes
    • Preparation
      • Timeliness 
      • Constant stirring
      • Effort
    • Preserving metaphor
      • Tempered glass
      • Jacob 5: 13, Jacob 5:23, Jacob 5:46, 49, 71 – The Lord wants to preserve us!
2.  Recipe for Life
    • Ingredients
      • Intra personal communication skills
      • Who am I? What do I see when I look in the mirror?
    • Preparation
      • Self Esteem Cycle – Helen Johnson How do I Love Me
      • Learning Environments – Helen Johnson How do I love Me
      • Dove Commercial – Youtube: Dove Ad, Evolution of Beauty 1:16
      • I am a Child of God (Hymn #301)
      • Youtube Video: The Ugly Duckling: Elder Uchtdorf
      • Happily Ever After: Elder Uchtdorf, Youtube, 2:40S
    • Preserving ourselves unto the Lord
      • Divine Heritage
      • How do we increase our self-esteem when we are given spices and challenges we don’t know how to incorporate into our recipe?
3.  Conclusion

Additional Materials