Author Archives: jeaninewrites

The Crazy Idea of Non-Attachment

by Jeanine Englert As someone with rather strong codependent tendencies, the idea of detachment, let alone non-attachment seemed ridiculous to me when I first heard it. But, over time, and with some repeated false starts and uncertainty about it, I … Continue reading

Posted in Soul Mate Publishing | Tagged , , , , , , | 6 Comments

Time vs. Timing in 2020

By Jeanine Englert Time has definitely seemed a bit nebulous throughout 2020 as we meander through lockdowns, quarantines, and working from home. But, timing, is an altogether different beast I think, and you never realize the importance of it until … Continue reading

Posted in Soul Mate Publishing | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Reflection Makes You and Your Characters Stronger

By Jeanine Englert I have a confession to make: I didn’t have a Facebook account until March of 2018 when I became a Golden Heart Finalist. And the first time I got a “memory” on Facebook, I was annoyed. Why … Continue reading

Posted in Soul Mate Publishing | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

The Stranger: My Latest Binge Worthy Distraction

By Jeanine Englert In this time of uncertainty and angst, I admit I *need* distraction as much as I need air to breathe. Thinking too long and hard about all the many things I can’t control and all the people … Continue reading

Posted in Soul Mate Publishing | Tagged , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Unexpected Gifts May Be Right Around the Corner

By Jeanine Englert Every year, I always receive unexpected gifts. Not the wrapped, shiny, commercial kind of gifts, but offerings of things that I could never imagine coming into my life. Every January, I pray to have any open heart … Continue reading

Posted in Soul Mate Publishing | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

What’s Your Core Story?

By Jeanine Englert I still remember when a person first asked me this years ago: “What’s your core story?” What? I remember blinking back at them full of the wild panic of knowing I had no idea what they meant … Continue reading

Posted in Soul Mate Publishing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Mindset Matters

By Jeanine Englert Mindset matters. It does. What you believe you’re capable of can truly fuel your future, so if you have one of those fixed mindsets that says, “I’ll never finish the book, no one will publish it, and … Continue reading

Posted in Soul Mate Publishing | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Gratitude Can Get You Anywhere

by Jeanine Englert I used to think all of those blogs on gratitude and having gratitude journals was well, sort of mumbo jumbo. I hadn’t really bought into until a few years ago. I guess the wheels have to fall … Continue reading

Posted in Soul Mate Publishing | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

Pushing Past Fear into Unsuspecting Joy

By Jeanine Englert Last year at this time, I never could have imagined being here writing a blog for Soul Mate Publishing a mere week after publishing my debut novel with them. This is a joy I never expected, but … Continue reading

Posted in Soul Mate Publishing | Tagged , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Persistence and My Persisters

By: Jeanine Englert This is my twentieth year of teaching. I know, you should shudder at the thought of how many of my cultural references don’t work anymore in my classes. But, over all of the years I have been … Continue reading

Posted in Soul Mate Publishing | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments