June 09, 2022

Getting Past Heartbreak and Pain

We have all had it happen. The love of our life that didn’t return our feelings. Our spouse who let us down through infidelity or death. The child who did not rise to our expectations. Our friend or co-worker who let us down in a time of need. We have all experienced such heartbreak, disappointment, […]
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May 19, 2022

Fearlessness is Like a Muscle!

Great people learn to be fearless! But how? One way is to think of it is that FEARLESSNESS is like a muscle. Just like in exercise, the muscle needs to be used for it to grow and become stronger. You need to break it down; push it to the limits, and then try again. With […]
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Why Speaking Your Truth is so Important Janie
April 15, 2022

Why Speaking Your Truth is so Important?

Only then can you start living your best life!   Why would you even want to speak your truth? Your mind probably tells you things like others won’t like me, they won’t relate, or worse yet – they will ostracize me. As humans we have a natural desire to fit in. Think back to the […]
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The Journey is the Gift
May 29, 2021

The Journey Is The Gift

Achieving a goal is not the gift. The journey itself is the gift. You might not achieve the goal, but here's why you should do the thing anyway. Change takes time. That is something we often seem to forget when we are trying to institute a new habit or a different lifestyle. Yes, we know […]
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Perfection Revisited - by Janie J
March 24, 2021

Perfectionism Revisited

Are you still struggling with perfectionism? Are you spending hours trying to make everything in your life perfect? Have you stopped to think about what you are missing by trying so hard to make your life (or certain parts of it) “perfect?” The biggest thing being a perfectionist robs you of is TIME. You see, there […]
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Header: Conquering My Comfort Zone by Janie J
February 18, 2021

Conquering My Comfort Zone!

It was 2:30 am. I was in my bedroom, clad in just a nightgown and robe, entertaining three deputy sheriffs. I joked that it was the most excitement I’d had in quite some time. They didn’t crack a smile. You see, it was the second time I had called the sheriff because I just knew […]
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How to Change Your Life
February 05, 2021

How To Change Your Life

Want to change your life or somehow improve it for the better? You might need some encouragement. More importantly, you need some specific steps to take so that you can actually make some improvements to your life, so this is for you! The very first thing you must have deep inside yourself, is the desire to change […]
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7 Lessons Learned from COVID Life
January 03, 2021

7 Lessons Learned from COVID Life

This last year was “different,” to put it mildly, but it hasn’t been all bad as some people would have us believe. I invite you to think differently about 2020 and think about the important lessons learned from COVID life. Here are the biggest ones in my opinion. 1. Family Time — We had more family […]
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Header image: Learning Life's Lessons from Squirrels!
November 02, 2019

Learning Life’s Lessons ... from Squirrels!

I recently had to visit the cemetery and it really got me thinking. Oh, not in the way you might think. It wasn’t a funeral or to visit the grave of a loved one. No, I was “relocating” a squirrel from my property. You see, “relocating” the little critters is my new way of dealing […]
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Blog header: How to Turn Your Life Around by Someone who Did It - picture of a turning road
October 25, 2019

How To Turn Your Life Around ...

by Someone Who Did It! Ready to turn your life around? The first step is tough. But you must reach your low point. It doesn’t have to be when you are strung out under a bridge; hopefully your low point comes before that. For me it happened when my long-term marriage ended and I took […]
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