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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how was your year

It is almost the end of 2017, time to examine how your year has been so far. I find it hard to believe that there are only 59 days left in 2017.  I struggle to understand where all the time Read more…


Read this when you are struggling.  Remind yourself that you will survive. Just breathe. You will be okay. Remind yourself of all the times in the past that you felt this way. This anxious and overwhelmed. This depressed. This stressed. Read more…


Find your voice!

Find your voice…Your voice will enable you to address your issues. We all have problems and we all cope differently with our problems.  There is one thing each person can do to cope that enables us to overcome our problems:  Read more…


Practice this to overcome the issues in your life! I have discovered a secret to winning the battles in my life.  It has enabled me to get past them and live peacefully. It is simple:  I practice mindfulness. Mindfulness involves Read more…


pep talk

A Pep Talk from BJ to lift your spirits Feeling down? This pep talk is for you! Repeat after me: I am strong, I am special. And I can overcome any issues in my life because I am a SURVIVOR! I Read more…


uplifting things in your life

Eliminate all things not uplifting in your life to overcome depression. Another key to overcome depression is easier said than done. Simply let go of anything that is not uplifting or anyone that brings you down.  If someone around you Read more…


strategies to cope with PTSD

Overcome PTSD using these strategies. PTSD is difficult to deal with.  My husband and I both work at it every day of our lives. We always try to put away painful recollections of the past. We do our best to exercise these Read more…


depression encouragement

Use these four strategies to overcome depression. I have traumatic brain injury from past spousal abuse. Sometimes  that causes me to make mistakes. One day about three years ago I made what seemed to me to be a tiny mistake. 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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