My Definition of A.P.R.
June 11, 2019

My Definition of A.P.R.

A.P.R. doesn’t refer to interest rates. It means: Accept Personal Responsibility. You see, none of us will change and grow until we accept personal responsibility for our own lives. Henry Cloud summed it up with this quote: We change our behavior when the pain of staying the same becomes greater than the pain of changing. […]
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Refreshing One's Soul. Image of a beautiful sunset taken by Janie J while on vacation at Kure Beach in North Carolina.
May 31, 2019

Refreshing One’s Soul: How to Rest, Relax and Recover

Only recently have I heard the term “refreshing one’s soul,” but I knew innately what it meant. I’ve been doing so - regularly - for the last five years since I started my journey of self-awareness and discovery. To me it was much like the term “self-care,” which I had not ever heard of until […]
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May 25, 2019

Inspirational Poems - A Life By Default

Are YOU living a life by default? If so, maybe it's time to take a stand. I refuse to live a life by default. A life where decisions are made all around me. By someone else. Where I am a victim of circumstance. Like a tree blowing in the wind. Hither and fro. No control […]
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The Power of Reflection
May 17, 2019

The Power of Reflection

This morning instead of going for a run or working on my next book, I decided to put on a sweater and some tennies right over my nightgown and go for a peaceful walk around my small ranch. This gift of reflection (which is how I see my time spent in nature), was such a […]
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May 02, 2019

Inspirational Poems - Fire and Ice

Amid the worry Amid the pain You wonder Will I ever be the same? Filled with fears. Filled with doubt. You wonder What’s this journey all about? After your trial comes rebirth. It will all become clear. The pain and the worry Will disappear. You will see clearly The lessons you learned. Your new life […]
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March 29, 2019

Unexpected Lessons

  One day while running, I started thinking. You see when one is busy with the everyday busy-ness, sometimes your “running time” becomes the only time for tuning out problems, reflecting and doing some deep thinking. I reflected on the unexpected life lessons I routinely experience while running. Who would have thought that logging in […]
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March 01, 2019

Be Thankful. Be Grateful.

On a recent Saturday, our running team was at the local park doing a hill workout ... in the rain. You wouldn’t think in such a location and under those circumstances, there would be any life lessons to learn, but there was. Normally we do learn the lesson that hard work has a pay-off. Our […]
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Work life balance? No, harmony!
February 08, 2019

Work/Life Balance? No, Harmony

Work life balance.Does it exist? How can we get it? These questions and more answered below. As women we are constantly juggling our work responsibilities with our personal or family life.  We were taught growing up that our family was our job and we were privileged to even get to work in a man’s world […]
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February 04, 2019

Mindset Matters

Your mindset matters! If you don’t know how or why it’s important to harness this ability, I’m about to explain how a simple shift can and will change everything. Have you ever noticed how some people always have a sunny disposition? I have an uncle like that. He was constantly so cheery that I often […]
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January 18, 2019

We Need More Kindness!

As I observed a dear friend I could see in his eyes and hear in his comments – someone had been unkind to him. Who was it - a parent, a lover, or a friend? Someone had scorched his heart in the past, so much so that it left an indelible mark that I could […]
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