I am with my Heavenly Father

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Dear friends of Jennifer AKA Jenmotivates12,

My broken heart grieves to share with you the news of Jennifer’s sudden unexpected passing from this world last week on December 29th, 2o16.   My only comfort is beyond my own understanding; that our good Lord saw it was her time.  She called out to Him and He lifted her spirit up to Heaven where she is now rejoicing the wonder of her new perfect body, free from sickness and affliction.               (Acts 1:7, James 4:14, Philipians 3:20-21)

Jennifer was always making friends out of strangers and helping those in need.  Due to the nature of her passing her final acts of kindness were the gifts of life; her organs saved the lives of five people this Christmas week.


May I share some lessons Jennifer (and her family) taught me ?  Love. Live each day with the understanding that those you love may not be there the next. Love, support, honor and protect your family.  Understand that if you are lucky enough to have parents and family who love you without condition, truly you are blessed.¤ Don’t assume you know or understand what someone is going through in their own mind. A little bit of kindness can go a long way. Sometimes just listening is enough. Never take anything for granted. Don’t judge those less fortunate. Love. Find God because He has already found you.

Stewardship of this blog may pass to Jennifer’s parents or sister for in the near future.  For now you may catch a glimpse of her heart and soul in her writings on this website.  – Ryan (fiance) xox

Putting health and family first

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I have been MIA for a few weeks now.  I was faced with medical issues and a family crisis that I had to put first.  It would have been selfish of me to not give my full attention to each matter.  During these past few weeks I was able to address certain health issues that I had been keeping at bay by doing the bare minimum.  I think I let myself over think each issue to the point I assumed it would all turn out negative.  I put my big girl pants on and faced each problem head on.  It wasn’t easy but I learned that not all issues have to end badly.  In the end, I took the steps needed to better my overall health.  I might not be able to cure some of my health issues like Type 1 diabetes, epilepsy, gastroparesis, or anxiety/depression/maniac bipolar, but I can follow my doctor’s orders, take my medicine, and stay positive.  I learned my lesson and think I am overall better for it.  Don’t let the negative thoughts overtake your thinking.  If you start feel like your world is crashing, just take a moment and BREATH, then stay focused on positivity.

In these past few weeks I have had some ups and downs.  My grandmother, who is 91, was struggling with back pain that the doctors couldn’t pinpoint what was causing it.  The doctors finally realized what was causing her this immense amount of pain.  She has a fractured vertebra that can only be healed overtime.  Due to her age this was her only option.  She is being made comfortable and looked after 24/7 where she stays.  I am happy that the doctors where able to locate the problem and she is recovering one day at a time.

On the positive side, my son celebrated his birthday, April 2nd.  He is now 14 and is such a kind, intelligent, and funny teenager.  He is going through his growth spurt and keeps getting taller than me everyday.  Some other things I have done over these past weeks were all happy times.  I spent Easter with my family (mom & dad), my sister, niece, and son.  It was a special time.  I even did some dancing on the Wii, which was probably more funny than anything.  My sister, niece (she is 6 yrs old), my son and myself went the local zoo.  Since I come from a small family, I cherish every moment I have with everyone, it is even more special when I am not sick or in the hospital and can actually participate.  I could go on and on but I will save it for another time.

The dust is now settling and I finally have the time to catch up with my emails, blog, and interviews.  I don’t want you guys to think I left you hanging.  I have an interview with a great blogger at https://insilencewesuffer.wordpress.com, that I plan to post this coming Friday.

I have so much to catch up on that if anyone wants to email me so I don’t miss a previous email then please do.  Also, I still am looking for more bloggers to do interviews or guest posts.  Never hesitate to email me at jenmotivates12@gmail.com.  Just make sure to put something in the subject line so it stands out!

Much love

XOXO-Jen

 

 

I’m looking for guest bloggers! (Round Two)

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Great networking opportunity along with helping raise awareness for mental health, which we really need to join forces and make our voices heard not silenced.

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My Sunday guest blogs have turned out to be a success! I want to take this opportunity to thank the writers and bloggers who were kind enough to share their personal stories and struggles with mental illness, mental illness stigma, or narcissistic abuse on this blog. These personal stories turned out to be among some of my most popular posts, and hopefully these bloggers also saw a boost in their hits due to posting for this blog.

Unfortunately, it seems that I’ve reached the end of my list, and I’ve had a few drop-outs too. So I’m once again looking for people who are interested in writing a guest post for this blog.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO HAVE A BLOG TO WRITE A GUEST POST, and this invitation is extended to my lurkers as well as those who regularly comment.

The types of articles I’m looking for:

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Trying the catch up game

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I wanted to share with everyone that I’ve been a bit behind on all my emails due to surgery on Thursday. I have some great bloggers I’m working with on doing interviews!

I may do the blog reviews but haven’t had much interest in them. Please never hesitate to email me at jenmotivates12@gmail.com if interested in doing something with me on my blog or for your blog! 

I don’t want to do interviews back to back so that each blogger has their day for their interview. I hope that is understandable.

Much love

XOXO-Jen

10 Things That Make A Book Successful

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I found this great blog from a reblog by Dan Massenzio. These are wonderful tips and a great new blog to follow!

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Why are some books successful when others aren’t? Lots of reasons. A new release carries a lot of excitement by all parties because it’s NEW. Your excitement as an author spills over everywhere. Each little step your baby takes, you are gushing with pride. A three year old book with few reviews is harder to get a fire going under.

But in all cases there are some key elements, some do’s and don’t’s, that will make your book much more likely to succeed.

Your EXCITEMENT plays a major role. People want to be a part of it, want to help, want to see what the fuss is all about. And people can sniff it out when it’s faked.

Damn. People are smart.

But by far the biggest things that make a book successful are and will probably always be a professional cover that makes people want more…

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Do you want a blog review or interview for your blog?

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I wanted to start doing blog reviews last month but didn’t get around to it. As long as I have the desire from other bloggers then I will start weekly blog reviews. I only want to do 3 blogs a week. 

I am always looking for bloggers wanting to do an interview with me. I like to focus on the persons’ blog and then focus on questions about their blog or an interview focused on motivation along with the other categories on my blog.

If interested please comment below and contact me by email at jenmotivates12@gmail.com. Please include in the subject line which your interested in and a little something about what your interested in talking about (interview) or information about your blog (blog reviews).

If I don’t get enough interest then I will let everyone know. I hope you give either choice a consideration.

Much love

XOXO-Jen