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

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You can prevent a thief from getting your money! Do you hate to lose money?  Most people do! Before you do anything, research it very carefully. Here is a truthful and unfortunate story to illustrate this issue… How it all Read more…


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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…


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Take a mental health break from your daily grind and go leaf peeping! Do you enjoy nature?  Do you need a break from your daily grind?  If so, read on! I love to leaf peep, to drive and look at Read more…


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Ways you can improve your focus and be more successful at anything! When you get distracted, do you struggle to focus and remember things?  I do.  As we get older, this often gets worse. I have found that these strategies Read more…


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"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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