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August 06, 2017

Live the Life You Have Imagined

I’m on a mission! The mission is to live the life I have imagined: a more purposeful life; a more balanced life; a life with time spent with family and friends; a life with time spent doing things I enjoy like traveling and tending to my small farm; and a life with less worry. MY […]
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Your Low Point Could Be Your Best Point in Life!
January 19, 2024

Your Low Point Could Be Your Best Point in Life!

All of us hit low points in life. And some are much lower than others… What I am talking about here is the times when we experience some pain or disappointment in life. It might be getting in an auto accident and ruining your new car. It could be ending a relationship with someone close […]
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What I Learned from Solo Travel
January 19, 2024

What I Learned from Solo Travel

Amid the pandemic in June 2021, I went to Maui, Hawaii, for a week. One might think this is not the best place for solo travel, amidst all those newlyweds (which I did meet in an evening hot tub visit). But I want to share why going to a romantic location can be a good […]
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Turning Life's Challenges into Growth Opportunities
December 28, 2023

Turning Life's Challenges into Growth Opportunities

When life throws a curve ball, say thank you for the opportunity to learn and grow. -Michelle Maros Many times, we tend to complain when something doesn’t go our way. We lament, “If only that didn’t happen, I’d be able to …” We tend to blame outside forces for our situation. It is human nature.   But what if […]
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Time at Sea
December 28, 2023

Time at Sea - An Inspirational Poem

Time at sea makes me ponder What lies ahead out yonder.   Will it be joyous or full of sorrow? Will I be happy again tomorrow?   I’ll not worry and just let it pass, For my days are numbered, not meant to last.   Why not enjoy the time at sea And just let […]
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Listen to Music
December 22, 2023

Listen to Music

Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without. -Confucius One quick way to change your feelings from down or depressed to happy and joyful is through music! Sometimes it is a quirky beat that catches our attention and redirects our thoughts. Sometimes it is the words themselves that lighten our mood. […]
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How to Keep Your Positivity in new year
December 20, 2023

How to Keep Your Positivity in the New Year

The answer to this question is not what you think, but it is absolutely imperative! And it is a never-ending challenge we all deal with. Two days after Christmas it hit me (not another ornament off the tree), but the realization that I was exhausted. My legs hurt so bad from all the cooking, food […]
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Embrace Change
December 15, 2023

Embrace Change

When you embrace change you will begin to see it as an opportunity for growth. - Jack Canfield You may have heard this quote before and wondered, “Why? Why embrace change?” Maybe you don’t want to learn something new. Maybe you don’t want to learn to adapt to a change that was unexpected or one […]
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How Living in the Past Keeps Us Stuck
October 24, 2023

How Living in the Past Keeps Us Stuck

  Learning to let go of the past is a necessity for building a new future. - Janie J   Why do we do it? It seems like there are three places to be – the past, the present and the future. Our mind is often preoccupied with the past or future, but seldom the […]
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The Power of Just Saying, “No”
October 12, 2023

The Power of Just Saying, “No”

If you wish to live your best life, this quote from Yung Pueblo’s book is worth your time to ponder.   “One of the hardest skills to master is saying no to yourself so that you can rise up and unfold into a greater you:   -No to distractions or lack of consistency.   -No […]
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Run, Walk or Crawl
September 07, 2023

Run, Walk or Crawl

“Run when you can, walk when you have to, crawl if you must: just never give up.”  - Dean Karnazes This quote drives home the necessity of persistence, a key requirement for living the life you desire. We all encounter stumbling blocks. We all seemingly have to start over sometime in our life. We all […]
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  • “Janie has been an inspiration to me. Her no-nonsense, no-fluff approach to finding the most important ways to make the biggest impact on her own life has helped me grow in my life too.”
    Beth Bridges
    The Networking Motivator
  • “‘Live the Life You Have Imagined’ covered everything I needed to be reminded of as I continue life's journey in an easy, concise format that will allow me to go back to it over and over for direction and inspiration.”
    Pat Birkle
  • “Janie, You are my inspiration! I have enjoyed watching your life grow as you share your best life with others and I can hardly wait to read your next book.”
    Karen Bowser
  • “Janie's writing is engaging and entertaining from the start. She challenges you to reflect on daily choices and make/or remake future decisions.”
    Susan Zumwalt

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