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

Category Archives: Calm Anxiety

You can calm anxiety!

These articles in this category give readers  strategies to calm anxiety, from music and art therapy to anger management to avoiding toxic people and many more. Articles  include how to sleep well at night, reduce stress,  have happy days, and others.  Its purpose is to enable readers to soar like eagles above life’s storms and calm their anxiety.

BJ’ s vision is insightful and motivating. Her vision  brings you a successful and positive outlook on life.  These articles will enable and inspire you to calm anxiety.

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.


If you want things now but are not getting them, this post is for you! When I was a small child, I frequently asked questions.  To my questions that began with the word “When”, my Grandma would usually reply, “In Read more…


respect yourself

You must respect yourself if you want others to do the same. Please stop going back to the same people who do not respect you, who have hurt you again and again. The people who lie to you and who Read more…


just wait

Are you over-stressed?  Please keep calm and just wait… The news constantly bombards us with messages that we must take action immediately.  This message can become so ingrained in our minds that we do not know when to stay calm Read more…


just breathe

When you feel stressed, here is a great way to “just breathe” and actually relax… When you seem stressed, someone may tell you to “just breathe”.  But it is very hard to focus on your breathing when your mind is Read more…


Let go

Sometimes you simply have to let go of a relationship! Here is one important key to your happiness:  Do not break your own heart by trying to fix a relationship that is clearly not meant to work. You cannot force Read more…


monster or not?

Is it a monster?  Or is it just something ordinary? This morning we took our dogs to the Veterinarian.  Simba has issues with other dogs so I went in with Chico and scoped out the waiting room. No other dogs Read more…


pearl picture

A pearl of wisdom that everyone should read. An oyster is soft, tender, and vulnerable.  Without the sanctuary of its shell it could not survive.  But oysters must open their shells in order to “breathe” water.  Sometimes while an oyster Read more…


how will you respond

How do you respond when life hands you lemons? After eleven years of marriage, a loving couple finally gave birth to a baby boy.  Their baby boy was the apple of their eyes.  One morning, when the boy was around Read more…


make someone's day

Make someone else’s day happy every day of your life and you will feel happy also! There was a rich man and a poor man.  The rich man usually only thought of himself.  The poor man was different—he had a Read more…


letter to you

A letter to encourage you to keep going! This letter is to you. The you who feels stressed. The you who is depressed and anxious. The you who has done it many times before but sometimes feels like you just 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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