January 02, 2019

Taking the First Step

Who would have thought two years ago when I was overweight and just starting my fitness journey, that today I’d be training for the National Senior Track and Field games? Certainly not me! Let me take you on this journey and explain how it all happened…almost seamlessly. I knew I was overweight. If I didn’t […]
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August 31, 2018

A Little Slice of Heaven

When was the last time you enjoyed a "little slice of heaven"? My trip to Wyoming can only be described as just that --- a little heaven on earth! It's peaceful; the views are gorgeous and nature abounds everywhere. There are horses, cattle, birds, flowers, trees, mountains, rivers, clouds and plenty of sunshine! You can […]
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August 24, 2018

Put a Little Joy in Your Life!

Do you know what brings you joy? Is it smile on your loved one's face? The dog wagging his tail and encouraging you to play ball? Or is it the beauty of a fresh bouquet of flowers? We all have different things that bring us joy and bliss and every sort of happiness in between. […]
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August 10, 2018

Make Time to Do Nothing!

Recently I enjoyed a week in a new city and did, well, pretty much NOTHING! This is a rather new activity to me, one which I am endeavoring to learn. In my previous life, before self-discovery and starting to lead the life I imagined, vacations (few as they were) were spent racing from one well-known […]
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August 06, 2018

Meet Janie J

Take a few moments to learn more about Janie J and why she wrote her first book!  She was a guest on Central Valley Talk, a local show seen on-line. Here is the link to her interview: JanieJ Interview
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August 03, 2018

Beaches, beaches, beaches…

Are you a beach-lover? I most certainly am! It started when I was young and went to the beach with my parents to Morro Bay, California to go “clamming”. I remember being around 11, dressed in my “jams”, which were quite popular at the time. If you are too young to remember, “jams” were comprised […]
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May 14, 2018

What is the most exotic place you have ever been?

I love to travel and have been to a few exotic locations over the years, but have you ever thought of Egypt as a place to visit? Why not? The culture is rich; the people are friendly and the food is wonderful! What more could you ask for? On a recent trip I was able […]
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May 04, 2018

Where in the World is Janie J?

Hi and welcome to my new blog titled, "Where in the World is Janie J?" Many of you have commented that I always seem to be traveling, so I decided to let you know more about where I am and what I am doing. All this hoopla is in the spirit of encouraging each one […]
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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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  • “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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