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: Overcome Depression

You  can overcome depression!

Articles in this category teach strategies to overcome depression.  These strategies include including music, art, laughter, pets, anger management, and many more. These articles inform readers of how to sleep well at night, reduce stress,  have happy days, and others.

The purpose of these articles is to enable readers to soar like eagles above life’s storms and overcome depression.

BJ’ s vision is insightful and motivating. Her vision  brings you a positive outlook on life.  These articles will motivate and inspire you to overcome this issue.

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.

Overcome!  Soar like an eagle!


food

Some food for thought, how life is like a holiday meal… After thanksgiving while riding back to the North Country, I had much time to think.  I thought about many things, but my primary thought was how life is like Read more…


think ahead

Think ahead and prevent January blues. It can be difficult to think ahead to a few months from now, but time passes quickly.  And what we do today affects our future. It is now the end of November.  Our actions 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…


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…


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…


best solution

Our best solution to PTSD, anxiety, and depression. Both my husband and I have been diagnosed with major depressive disorder and PTSD.  I also have been diagnosed with anxiety disorder. We muddle through each day by loving and supporting each 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…


it is just one little word

The word “but” is a powerful little word! Do you know what the word “but” means?  According the online dictionary this tiny but powerful three letter word is used to contrast what has just been mentioned.  It is also used 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…


never give up hope

Here is someone who did not give up on hope in spite of adverse life circumstances. At age 14, his family was evicted from their home. At 16, he weighed 225 pounds and was arrested several times for theft. Soon after 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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