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: Dysfunctional Family

Stay sane in spite of your dysfunctional family!

Deal with your family without being dragged down. These articles inspire readers to think positively in spite of their dysfunctional families. There are many topics in this category:

• Identifying and avoiding toxic people
• Survival
• Preventing others from hurting you
• Healthy boundaries
• Remember how special you are!
• And more!

The purpose of this category is to enable all readers to think positive thoughts and soar like eagles above life’s storms.

Bobbie J Rae’s vision is insightful and motivating. Her vision brings you a successful and positive outlook on life. Written from BJ’s own experience, these articles will help you cope with a dysfunctional family and remain sane yourself!

Soar like an eagle over life’s storms!

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.


Good in, good out

Put good in and get good out.  Put garbage in and get garbage back out! Today I watched a show about murderers who played violent video games.  Some of the murderers were raised in good homes. Others had many risk Read more…


every day a celebration

Celebrate every day of your life, even the days that do not start out so good! Do you struggle on certain days? I have struggled many many many days.  My birthdays have usually been a challenge for me to deal Read more…


learned as a child

An adult will probably never part from what he learned as a child. For most of my childhood, I lived with my divorced Mother and siblings.  I learned many things as a child. Here are some of them. Religion My Read more…


how to connect with those you care about

  If you care about anyone,  connect with him when you think he may need kindness and support! I loved my older brother.  He and I were very much emotionally connected.  Unfortunately, our connection has been broken. I can never Read more…


good family life

These five actions will enable you to have a good family life and raise good kids! Do you want to have a happy family life and raise good kids?  Of course, you do. Here are some proven ways you can Read more…


A simple way to eclipse the negativity from your life! Do you have negative people in your life whom you cannot avoid?  If you do, this post is for you! Early this morning I walked with my friend Wendy like Read more…


answer to violence

The answer to the violence in the world! Why have we seen so much violence lately? Violence begins in childhood, with the delicate balance of negative and positive factors in a child’s life. As children, we all need positive factors Read more…


volunteer to succeed!

Beware of these people!  They do not have healthy relationships! Have you ever known someone who seems to drain all of your energy? We all have. It is in everyone’s best interest to identify these people before they drain us.  Read more…


Read this when you are struggling.  Remind yourself that you will survive. Just breathe. You will be okay. Remind yourself of all the times in the past that you felt this way. This anxious and overwhelmed. This depressed. This stressed. Read more…


Show others you care.  Always listen lovingly! On a cold winter day my brother called my Mother.  He was in distress.  He needed her to listen to and support him.  When he began speaking in an upset tone of voice, 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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