Jennifer’s Blog

You Are on a Journey of Aliveness

Posted on Tuesday, January 14th, 2020 at 10:06 am.

Owning it will change your life We are alive; every breath, every action, every moment is alive. Every moment we generate energy — love, hatred, peace, joy, stress, determination, force. We may do this because of or in spite of the conditions around us. This morning, I drove into town to take a yoga class.…   Read more »

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When Love Isn’t Enough

Posted on Friday, December 27th, 2019 at 12:14 pm.

The betrayal of addiction in relationships First published in P.S. I Love You, a Medium.com publication on December 23rd, 2019.    Thank you for reaching out and letting me know you are doing well. I appreciate your apology. When I read your message, pain erupted through me. What happened between us in the past was…   Read more »

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An Open Heart, Becoming Our Best Selves

Posted on Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 at 10:53 am.

We have stories alive in our minds, our bodies, our souls — writhing and pushing against each other. I slowly tame my wild mind and open my heart.

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The Magic of Living and the Limitations of Will Power

Posted on Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 at 10:33 am.

Although I was on the journey to find my health, the journey itself was the teacher. Health was the outcome. What emerged for me was a new understanding of how the world works.

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Mastery = Vision + Will + Trust + Release

Posted on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019 at 9:57 am.

Originally published September 20th, 2019 in Medium.com’s Change Your Mind, Change Your Life. We are manifesting beings capable of mastery I imagine being a huge eagle, soaring, almost effortless, catching the currents of wind, playing, trusting the currents. My wings are spread wide. The breeze is cool. I twist and turn and glide, enjoying my…   Read more »

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My Perfect Life

Posted on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 at 9:59 am.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had this idea of a perfect life. Maybe because as a child, teenager and young adult, I felt forsaken by God, I felt trapped in my actual life. I didn’t know how to get from the life I had to the untarnished and perfect life I wanted.

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What Is Your Canvas? Who Are You Creating?

Posted on Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 at 9:11 am.

Art is more than what we produce but is reflected in the quality of the life we create and the quality of our being.

Love

Growing into a Bigger Heart

Posted on Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 at 2:37 pm.

I witness my disappointment because I can see him slowly leaving me, and I also witness my love, for I have the honor of tending him as he slows down. I am left with a choice. I can resent my husband’s limitations, or I can be a compassionate witness and helper.

Are You Swimming Upstream Or Following Your Bliss?

Posted on Friday, August 23rd, 2019 at 2:19 pm.

Follow your bliss. The message zagged through my brain with the charge and sizzle of a lightning bolt. In one moment, my world reorganized. I had been slogging through some work I wasn’t well suited for, feeling miserable and wondering how I would manage to both be productive and feel happy. Follow your bliss. Find…   Read more »

Creating Safety in Our Relationships: The Power of Vulnerability and Empathy

Posted on Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 at 12:34 pm.

Having a sense of safety in our relationships is incredibly important. It is the foundation for vulnerability. Having the capacity to be vulnerable and support the vulnerability of another allows our intimate relationships to blossom.

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