Physical Distancing & Social Connection

This is a term I heard Rabbi Rottenberg use in a CNBC report recently. His synagogue in Rockland County, NY experienced a mass shooting over a year ago. The reporters were checking back with the Rabbi to see how his congregation was managing in the current crisis. He made the point, that while they were…

Self-care. What if…

by Kathryn Jane Something we all, yep ALL, need to pay attention to no matter what our circumstances, is self-care. We live in a world brimming with information, watching bad news from around the world, and being exposed to a great deal of negativity minute by minute. In some ways this is good as we…

Life Changing

Gratitude and Positivity  I’m often asked how I manage to stay positive in this crazy world. How I can ignore the horrors we’re bombarded with through social media and television. This is my story. Some years ago I worked twelve hour shifts on the receiving end of  9-1-1 calls. I spent long hours talking to…

Spreading Love WILL Change the World

by Kathryn Jane I’m a creative. I write, paint, make things with my hands. This means I spend a great deal of time in my own head. When I’m writing, my characters occupy that empty space quite nicely, but when I’m painting and creating other things like reality tend to seep in, and whatever is…

The Magic of Story

by Kathryn Jane Authors are frequently asked where their story ideas come from, and I usually shrug and say, I have no idea. They just happen somehow. Then I heard Nora Roberts say, it’s magic. Brilliant. And it’s true! I have no idea where the words com from,  how they form and become a story,…

#UpbeatAuthors

by Kathryn Jane I belong to a Facebook group called #upbeatauthors. It was the brainchild of an author who was feeling (like many of us) overwhelmed by the negativity on social media. Her idea was to have a safe place where we could go to share positive outlooks, and uplifting words. A whole bunch of us jumped…

Betrayed!

by Kathryn Jane Betrayed: Powerful Stories of Kick-Ass Crime Survivors Some months ago I was asked if I would like to contribute a short story to an anthology. But not just any anthology. This one was being produced to benefit survivors of violence, and ALL the proceeds would be going to help those in need….

The Scent of Change #Globalwarming #Inspiration @jacqbiggar

It’s raining! I don’t know about you, but those of us in the northwestern part of Canada are celebrating. Every year it gets hotter and drier and the earth is aging seemingly before our eyes. It was always a dream for DH and I to move to Vancouver Island. We came here on our honeymoon…

Disasters, 2, 3, & 4…

Wow! What’s Mother Nature so angry about? The last post I wrote on Aug. 30 was about Hurricane Harvey hitting the Gulf Coast of Texas.  Now here we are not quite two weeks later and Hurricane Irma has torn up the Caribbean and the entire state of Florida, followed close on its heels by Jose…

I am not my childhood

by Kathryn Jane I’ve taken a side trip from my Romantic Suspense series by writing a Women’s Fiction. A novel about a woman of heart, courage and integrity. A woman who could have been irreparably damaged by the man who raised her. But wasn’t. At least not for the long haul. Oh, she made some…