Average Jane

Average Joe/Jane

“The most eloquent prayer is the prayer through hands that heal and bless.” —Billy Graham After years of feeling pretty well, sticking to a good diet and a semi-consistent exercise program, I started to notice a sense of “blah” — small aches and pains that didn’t seem strong enough or…
In everyday life, it’s the little things that matter most: holding the door open for someone, paying a stranger a genuine compliment and in general simply showing respect. There are several ways to do so, but one of the best ways (and often the least thought of) is making sure…
Before November of 2014, I felt really run down, tired, stressed and pretty desperate. My anxiety was very high all of the time. I had no energy after work to put toward exercise — not to mention things I liked doing. I needed a change! I contacted Emily Niesen, the…
It seems like families of children with autism or other disorders are always on the lookout for alternative services, and our family is no different. We have found that the medical conditions that arise from our child are not necessarily textbook examples. We have had to learn to search and…
Ahh, spring. There’s just something about those first few warm days of the year that make me itch to throw open the windows, organize my j unk drawer, hang clothes out on the line and scrub every surface in my house. Yet despite the hours I spend each year making…
Being a mom in my early 40s, thinking about planning my funeral was scary. I want to be alive forever, and be a part of my 8-year-old daughter’s life to share all of her special moments. I know it’s not possible, so the next big thing for me was to…
“What am I doing? Why am I driving all the way up to northern Wisconsin? No one is going to be able to help me. This is just dumb. I can do this recovery stuff on my own.” There I was, thinking and driving again. At the moment, I was…
I’ve been doing some heavy reflecting on my life, and I’ve been continually asking myself, “How satisfied am I with my career path, and what do I need to do to advance to the next step?” This question has become overwhelming as of late and has really been consuming me…
I have always been very curious about energy healing because I have heard so many of my friends talk about their experiences. To be honest, I initially didn’t think it could benefit me, but the more I heard, the more interested I became. I asked several of my friends for…
“Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time... It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.” —Leo Buscalgia I truly enjoy telling my friends and family how much they mean to me. I do this in a lot of ways: saying…
Being a mom in my early 40s, thinking about planning my funeral was scary. I want to be alive forever, and be a part of my 8-year-old daughter’s life to share all of her special moments. I know it’s not possible, so the next big thing for me was to…
As an active participant in events at Blossoms Pregnancy Boutique, Wellness Center & Doula Services, LLC, I was able to get to know the owner, Kamala McCormick, and knew that she would be the perfect doula for us. She made me comfortable and was available for any questions I or…
When a bunch of girlfriends and I decided to take our soon-to-be married friend out to celebrate, we debated on carpooling or taking separate vehicles. With all of us in fear of driving after a couple cocktails and only one of us offering to be the driver, we were torn…
I miss my grandma! She knew so much about healthy food and how to cook all of the delicious vegetables straight from the garden. She baked her goods 100 percent from scratch — whole grain bread too! Now that I am responsible for raising my own children, I have many…
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