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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just breathe

When you feel stressed, here is a great way to “just breathe” and actually relax… When you seem stressed, someone may tell you to “just breathe”.  But it is very hard to focus on your breathing when your mind is Read more…


victor not victim

Do you sometimes feel like a victim?  Read this if you do! I enjoy living my life with purpose.  Each day I try to focus on my blessings, not my misfortunes.  On my strengths and not my weaknesses.  And I 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…


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…


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…


enjoy using social media

Do you enjoy using social media? Do you enjoy sitting inside your home or office and chatting with people while you look at a computer screen?  I do not.  I would rather be outdoors and see people face to face. Read more…


move on from your past

Moving on from your past is a key to success in life! I am a woman who has fallen many times, but I have always gotten back up. Every day I work through my pain.  I move on and do Read more…


small things

It is the small things that eventually ruin your life. On the slope of Long’s Peak in Colorado lies the ruin of a giant tree that stood for 400 years. It was a seedling when Columbus landed at San Salvador, Read more…


do not worry

  Worry does not accomplish anything! Worry!  It can be a real problem. As a child, I worried that my brothers would find my hiding spot, hold me down, and tickle me again until I wet myself in the house 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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