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.

Enjoy BJ’s encouraging words on Near a River!

BJ’s children’s common core eagle reading book Near a River is available on Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com. Buy BJ’s   encouraging eagle reading book for a child you care about today!


Encouragement for overcoming hatred on near a river.

Do you know these steps to overcoming hatred? We all get frustrated with a situation or a person at times.  Unfortunately, sometimes frustration turns into hatred.  As I wrote in a previous post, hatred is a bad option.  But if Read more…


Encouraging you to say thank you on near a river.

A thank you to someone who has been very important in my life. Dear Mother, Thank you for everything you have done for me. For giving me life and keeping me alive during my childhood years, I thank you. The Read more…


Encouraging to remove what offends you from your life on Near a River.

Remove what offends you from your life and move forward! Something has been offending me for many years–my Mother’s lack of love for me. Since I am the result of my Mother’s extra marital affair, she did never show love Read more…


If you have been struggling to let go of something in your past, try to cheer up first and then try to forgive and move forward! Lately I have been thinking some very negative thoughts because my foot pain is Read more…


Encouraging you to put good in your child on near a river.

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…


Encouraging you to make every day a celebration on near a river.

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…


Encouraging you to appreciate what I learned as a child on near a river.

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…


Encouraging you to connect with those you care about on near a river.

  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, we can no longer connect in this life. Read more…


Encouraging you to have a good family life on near a river.

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…

"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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