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 PTSD

You  can overcome PTSD!

Articles in this category teach strategies to overcome PTSD.  These strategies include including music,  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 PTSD.

BJ’ s vision is insightful and motivating. Her vision  brings you a positive outlook on life.  These articles will motivate and inspire you to work hard 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!


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…


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…


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…


vivid dreams

Pay attention to your vivid dreams! I often have vivid dreams.  I wake up, knowing that I have had a strange and vivid dream.  And the odd thing is that I can remember what I dreamt when I wake up. Read more…


uplifted

Here is the secret to remaining uplifted. Most of the time,  I am happy. I am happy in spite of having survived a lifetime of adverse events.  How can I be happy in spite of having lived an unbelievably difficult life? Read more…


OJ Simpson message

Everyone who heeds OJ Simpson’s message will be much more successful in life! OJ Simpson is right on! This morning I was watching the news at breakfast.  A story came on about OJ Simpson being released from prison soon, that Read more…


palm tree

Be like a palm tree when the winds of life blow, not like a light pole! Watching the videos of Irma pounding Florida today, I noticed something.  The palm trees bend in the high winds while the light poles simply Read more…


After the storm

Here are some behaviors you can expect from your child after the storm. Every child reacts differently. But your child’s age usually determines how he will react and what kind of support he will need after the trauma. Birth to Read more…


When a disaster is heading your way, you need to prepare for the emotional trauma you and your loved ones will experience.. Disasters cause everyone affected to feel upset.  The emotional toll of the disaster can devastate you and your 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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