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Three Things That Changed My Writing Life This Year. . . for the Better!

By Jeanine Englert Despite the chaos buried within 2020, there were nuggets of gold within it. I believe we all found we were far more resilient than we believed ourselves to be and gratitude for our health, family, and well-being … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned from the Halloween Hound

By Jeanine Englert Earlier this year in my February blog, I wrote about the death of one of our beloved rescue pups, Chloe, to cancer and how she had come into our lives back in 2011 on April Fool’s Day, … Continue reading

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Letting Go to Receive More

By Jeanine Englert Letting go is a strange and unusual concept to many, especially if you’ve held a shame, a guilt, or a disappointment close to you for any length of time. If you’ve carried and clutched it with you … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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Choose to THRIVE in 2019. . .

By: Jeanine Englert February generally brings a bit of reality after the fresh, shiny glow of the New Year. In January, everything seems possible, but sometimes by the end of February, you might wonder. . . can I really _______ … Continue reading

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My Particular Lack of Promotion

Why do I punish myself . . . I’m a masochist. Masochism is an eponym — a word named after a person. Leopold von Sacher-Masoch was an Austrian writer in the nineteenth century who described the gratification he got from … Continue reading

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The ‘Write-aholic’ Intervention

My family says I’ve changed since I’ve become an author. Not in the sense of becoming overly confident or proud. They say I no longer clean my house. Ashley, my youngest, said to me over the Christmas Holidays. “Mom, Jennifer … Continue reading

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How much ‘Stuff’ do you have?

Recently on my way home from work I drove by a newly bulldozed construction site. The embers of trees still smoldering. A sign announced the coming of, yet another, self-storage complex. Really? Are all the other storage places full? How … Continue reading

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