When a storm is coming, all other birds seek shelter. The eagle alone avoids the storm by flying above it. So, in the storms of life may your heart be like an eagle’s and soar above.” – Author Unknown

uplifted growth mindset

When a storm is coming, all other birds seek shelter. The eagle alone avoids the storm by flying above it. So, in the storms of life may your heart be like an eagle’s and soar above.” – Author Unknown  Every Read more…


Give a child success by giving him a dream.   My grandmother gave me many tools that have enabled me to soar above the many storms in my life: she gave me a growth mindset (“Success Part One: Think to Read more…


Strategies for teaching your child to use good judgment. We all know we need to teach our children this vital life survival skill, but at what age do we start teaching this to our children? And how do we teach Read more…


someone is watching you

Important gifts every child needs. These gifts have made a huge difference in my life. I did not receive them from my mother, but from my grandmother instead and others instead.  Thanks goodness I received them! I am patient, confident, Read more…


Ashley Judd

Overcome your depression the way Ashley Judd overcame hers! My husband and I both have been diagnosed with major depressive disorder. I have overcome my depression issues. He is still working on his. I always encourage him to use Ashley Read more…


music

Listen to music and improve your emotional and physical health. Music can heal.  It has many health benefits. Music affects the brain. It helps to keep an aging brain healthy. And  it helps to heal an injured or diseased brain. Improves emotional and Read more…


Having a pet is a great way to reduce stress and improve your emotional, mental, and physical well-being. Do you want to reduce stress? Burn more calories?  Feel happier? Get a pet. Pets provide more than unconditional love. Owning a Read more…


laugh

Laugh and overcome depression and anxiety. My husband loves to laugh. He teases me all day most days. On the days when he does not tease me, I worry about him. My husband is a disabled Vietnam veteran. He suffers Read more…


spring outside

Enjoy nature and the warm spring weather to reduce depression and improve health overall. Spring is almost here. And that makes me very happy. I will walk in the early mornings with my good friend Wendy in a few short Read more…


be an overcomer

Enable your struggling loved one to be an overcomer! Life is harder when your loved one struggles with a major issue such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, or any physical issue. You may feel depressed yourself because your loved one has an Read more…

"Each reader's heart is like an eagle's and can soar above the storms in life..." - Near a River's Author, BJ Rae.

Written with uplifting words of encouragement, Near a River is a photographic children's book about two young bald eagles who are eager for their mother to teach them to fly so they may soar over the storms in their lives. Near a River encourages early childhood reading. BJ hopes that every child becomes a strong reader and soars above the storms in life.

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