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Endings are Simply the Step Before New Beginnings

A week ago my web site host said they had changed their format for payments. Due to the increased cost I decided to let my “Let the Light In Jen” website go offline. I created that website and courses that were on it to help people speak with their lost loved one’s....

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Teacher as Student

Life, it seems, likes to play jokes on me. If you read my blogs and follow my Facebook page you will see a trend over the years where I talk about things like being close to nature, slowing down, being present, enjoying what is, and loving life for it's simple...

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My Third Life Changing Gift to You in 2016

For the last seven years February had been a horrific month for me. Over those years in the month of February I had lost my husband, my cousin, my best friend, my dog and two relationships. This was in addition to experiencing a host of illnesses, injuries, upsets,...

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My second life-changing gift to you in 2016.

Lately I’ve been examining the past seven years since Mark died. I was trying to figure out what one thing has contributed the most to my happiness. I considered; lunch with friends, going to my yoga class, playing tennis, time with family, nature, and many other...

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My First Life Changing Gift to You in 2016

There is incredible power in the gift I am going to share with you. You may have moments where you start laughing hysterically, break into tears of joy, feel deep relief, reach an understanding that was previously unclear, or feel pure excitement. Do not be fooled...

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The View

It seems as if life always has a way of reminding me that it is magical. For the last few months I’ve been keeping an eye on the homes for sale around my house. My parents are moving to town in the next couple of years and we would love for them to live near us. One...

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Surrender

Over the last year and a half I bought and remodeled a home for us that is closer to the boys new school. The first day I set foot on the property, before I even purchased it, I knew I was going to live there. I also knew that between that moment, and when we moved...

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Reminders

As we head into February it shocks me that it has been almost 5 years since Mark passed away. In some respects it seems like yesterday and in others, like when I look around my life and see almost nothing the same as it was 5 years ago, it seems like a lifetime ago....

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Rapture! Can it be that simple?

This morning my yoga teacher put us into a very hard pose, and left us in it for a long time. When I was about ready to fall over and cry from exerting so much effort, she moved us into the next pose. My mind screamed, “Thank God!” And then I heard my awesome teacher...

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Surprise!!

April has unarguably been the busiest month in my entire life. And yet amongst the whirlwind of activity we adopted a new dog from the pound. Jasmine. When we brought her home I realized she wasn’t going to be satisfied with running around the back yard. That she...

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Dallas

Dallas The first time I met Dallas she looked at me sideways, as if to say, “I’m not sure you are good enough for him.” I respected her immediately. Dallas was Mark’s dog. She walked beside him step in step wherever he went. She laid under his desk when he worked, she...

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Book or no Book?

When my best friend came for my husband's memorial I told her about the conversations I'd been having with him since he died. I told her what he had told me about why he had left. She looked at me and said, "I have chills." I knew she believed what I was saying. About...

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Rain

As we go into the fall season here in central Texas I’m reminded of how weather has affected mine and Mark’s lives. The night before we were married there was a huge thunderstorm that rattled through our town. Mark, who was raised in Texas, barely noticed. But not me,...

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Happy Birthday

Mark would have turned 53 today if he had chosen to stay in his body. If you have read the book, you will understand how that is a bittersweet statement. I woke up this morning and couldn't put my finger on why everything seemed a little gray even though the sun was...

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The Path

A couple of weeks ago the boys and I took a trip to Hawaii. One morning after we finished our breakfast next to the pond with hammerhead sharks, we decided to take a stroll. As we meandered our way down the path in front of our hotel we quickly realized that the path...

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Next step

About a week ago I made a very difficult decision, with Mark's blessing, to let our nanny go. She has been with us since Brannon was a baby, almost three years BEFORE Mark passed away. In many ways she has been the bridge that has connected the time when we had him...

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Shameless short promotion and gift for you.

Hi there beautiful amazing being, I typically blog about something that has happened in my life, like Connor having a butterfly on his nose or Brannon asking me if we have any iron in the house during a thunderstorm. (He had heard the story of Benjamin Franklin and...

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Apples to Apples

A few nights ago the boys and I were playing the game “Apples to Apples”. After the first hand we realized that you really need four players to make the game work right. So, we created a “Mr. Nobody” who would get a stack of cards and we would randomly draw their...

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Just Coffee…

Just Coffee… About a month ago I met a friend for coffee. The intention was to discuss his filming a video trailer for “The Gift Giver” book. We spent three and a half hours talking and only ten minutes were about the trailer… So what happened? Two minutes after we...

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Angels

I traveled out of the United States this last week for the first time in almost 8 years. I hesitated to go for many reasons, not the least was being away from the boys for an extended period of time. A week after I booked the trip I realized with horror that I was...

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Tragedy and Blessings

A week ago, I found out that my cousin shot and killed someone, and then died. I have not seen my cousin in almost 12 years. But, I’d heard from him last October. He texted me out of the blue. I was almost as shocked that day as I was last week when I heard the news....

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Christmas Gift

A Christmas Gift The third morning after Mark died I woke up once again at 4am. I could not go back to sleep so I went into my office. I laid down on the couch but again sleep was a lost cause. I had an overwhelming impulse to get out a piece of paper and pen. When I...

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Nervous

I’m on an airplane on my way to Burbank California to be interviewed on Deborah Dachinger’s “Dare to Dream” radio show. If I’m honest, I’m a bit nervous. She told me that she has up to a million listeners between the different stations and places the interview will be...

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Bliss

In honor of today 11-11-11, I wanted to take a different tack on my blog. I think the human race is on a path of change and so I wanted to foster that change in the direction I’d most like to see us go as a team. A couple of days ago I ran into a couple of friends and...

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