Dear Friends, It’s that time again when we make wishes for the new year, and after living through 2020, it has never felt more timely to re-post the New Year’s Blessing. This year, I chose as a background to my words a photo I took years ago while on a trip with my husband…

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  Readers’ Favorite has recognized Rachael’s Return with the Honorable Mention Award in the Fiction – Visionary category! The 2020 Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest featured thousands of contestants from over a dozen countries, ranging from new independent authors to NYT best-sellers and celebrities. Rachael’s Return was also given the prestigious 5-star rating by…

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Golden Scarab Beetle symbolizing synchronicity

In the early 1920’s, Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, a believer in the paranormal, introduced an idea he called synchronicity. He defined it as something that happens when two events are not causally connected, yet nevertheless share great meaning. Synchronicity, much like the role of dreams, serves the purpose of expanding our consciousness, moving us away from…

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Hello everyone! Just a quick note to let you know I have a whole new website and an exciting new novel! Those of you who spend time with me on social media already know I also have had an entirely new hair color for awhile now, so I’ve been due for an update (ahem). However,…

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This post was originally published on September 11, 2013 and updated on September 11, 2019. I am thinking about all of the innocent victims who lost their lives on this day twelve years ago, and my heart goes out to their families. I still get chills when I think about the heroism of those on…

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It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again. I don’t know about you, but the past twelve months were so eventful for me, they seemed to go by too quickly. Last December, many people requested a copy of the New Year’s Blessing they could easily print out or attach in an email and…

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I sincerely hope you all made Santa’s “nice” list this year. But if not, don’t worry, you can keep company with me. And besides, there’s always next year! Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season filled with peace and joy! Love, Janet PS:  If you see Santa, tell him I had my reasons… 😉

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My sweet mother has passed away. She, the one with so much enthusiasm for life. She, the busiest bee of them all. The one we all thought would live to be a hundred. She was 79. She was never sick until they found cancer in a routine mammogram. It was non-Hodgkin Lymphoma — not the…

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On June 28, my step-son David (whom I’ve loved and co-parented since he was 12) was married in Orange County in the city of Aliso Viejo, California. It was an elaborate three-day event which began with rehearsals and a dinner Friday evening, a tea ceremony at the bride’s parents’ home Saturday morning, and an outdoor wedding at 5:00…

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