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Be your own Valentine

posted by jperry

I know it sounds so cliché. I know.  But seriously all love starts with self.  I know it’s easy to say when you are in a happy relationship, but if you’re feeling down today on the “love” day, refocus.  It’s […]

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Friday the 13th is unlucky?

posted by jperry

C.mon. You can’t believe that. I remember thinking that in the fourth grade…maybe?  I remember we were getting our report cards on a Friday the 13th and this 80’s child had seen plenty of the movies by that title to scare […]

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Is this the Real you?

posted by jperry

of There are certain days when we feel our best.  There our others days when we are not at 100%.  My five year son will say sometimes that he doesn’t feel like himself.  Some people will go through a time […]

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Hearts & Flowers

posted by jperry

With Valentine’s Day approaching, we see hearts everywhere. I love champagne, roses, and chocolate of course. I’m a gal who loves romance. I’m a feminist to some and old-fashioned to others. I love gentlemen. When a man holds the door […]

Happy Love Month…but what if you’re single?

posted by jperry

To truly love others unconditionally, we have to love ourselves first. When we do, we look for partners who love, honor, and respect that. If you are looking for a partner or looking to improve your current relationship, look within. […]

Fun flu

posted by jperry

This week was partially a fog. On Monday, my teenage son had ingrown toenail surgery on both big toes. Afterwards I did blizzard prep shopping as we were expecting almost a foot and a half of snow starting Tuesday.  They […]

Is it Spring yet?

posted by jperry

It’s Sunday afternoon here in New Jersey. Yesterday it was raining and the temps are in the 30’s. Today is a freakish 50 degrees.  Tomorrow night they are calling for a blizzard.  Snow days make kids crazy!  At least here they do. […]

Forgive to Be Free

posted by jperry

Yesterday I didn’t get to post because I was trying to referee all day with my kids stuck in the house.  It’s Winter in New Jersey. This includes wind and a lot of inside time where I reflect on a […]

Tennis Anyone?

posted by jperry

I played tennis in high school. I never won a match. My doubles partner would get so frustrated. She once even threw her racket. I just kept trying. I took private tennis lessons for years and wanted so badly to […]

The Valley of Boring or Peace

posted by jperry

I launched my book “Sexpot With Stretch Marks”  a week ago today.  It went #1 over the weekend.  I’ve done some press and will continue to as well. Today was like a day off in that I had no clients […]

I would do it again

posted by jperry

I insulted a disabled person yesterday.  I did not mean to. Maybe it was that I was too busy and wasn’t thinking since my book Sexpot With Stretch Marks had just launched that I made a boo boo.   Or that I was in […]

New year, New You?

posted by jperry

A lot of people make resolutions they still may be onboard with. I don’t make resolutions. I make intentions. First and foremost, I want my book Sexpot With Stretch Marks which comes out January 8th to be a huge success, […]

Declaration

posted by jperry

My Declaration of Jenny for 2015 goes like this.  Be clear in the signal you are sending out to the Universe.  Know the energy you put there to the other people. This year I will not add any energy to any relationships […]

My Hero

posted by jperry

Today I want to wish my hero a big Happy Birthday. My Mom, Anne Glenning, turned 70 today. She is one of the most beautiful, intelligent, spiritual, giving, loving, kind, and amazing joke. When she tells a risqué joke nowadays we […]

Forget Resolutions!

posted by jperry

I haven’t set resolutions in years.  I don’t believe in them.  I love setting intentions instead.  Not like a to-do list, but experiences, feelings, the energy of bliss.  So it’s not a bucket list, but a bliss list.  If I […]

How To Use Holiday Stress

posted by jperry

  Working from home can make this time of year even more interesting. I feel like I’m currently forgetting something. With the stretch of time from now until the kids go back on the 5th, I am not in business […]

Is this PRESENT enough?

posted by jperry

Can you feel this holiday hurry, the last weekend before Christmas? It’s also the Winter Solstice, which is called Yule as well, and it’s also the New Moon. You know this gets my woo woo going. I try to weave the […]

Merry Let it Go Christmas

posted by jperry

I didn’t do Christmas cards. I skipped last year too.  Last year, in my defense, I gave birth the day after Christmas.  This year, I could play the I have five kids or the baby card still.  I did bake both years […]

Secret Scrooge

posted by jperry

There were years where I was so stressed about Christmas in my twenties that I couldn’t enjoy the season. All I felt was that pressure to buy the right presents, do all the Christmas stuff for the kids, and hope […]

Enjoy life today

posted by jperry

What if today you decided to really enjoy yourself? Is that a weird concept to you? If you feel every day is a struggle, why not look at it like this…that idea of “I can finally enjoy myself when…A. I […]

Who has your key?

posted by jperry

As time goes on, I realize there is really only one key to happiness, but it changes shape. The key is yours to hold forever.  It takes a certain amount of wisdom to know this.  Some never get this.  I’m […]

Let there be peace

posted by jperry

Yesterday my Mom and Dad took my kids, hubby, and I, along with my daughter’s boyfriend, my sister and her husband, up to New York City to see the Christmas Show at Radio City Music Hall. Kids loved the LEGOS […]

Thanksbeing

posted by jperry

I came up with this term earlier in the week. I think we can use holidays as reminders of what’s really important in life, like family and counting our blessing.  Not like the forced, obligatory type of…we should be grateful […]

Good Stuff Guilt

posted by jperry

I have a wonderful life.  It’s always getting better.   The holidays are one of the times I really feel it the most.  I look at those who have lost loved ones, have no family or the unhealthy dysfunctional kind, or […]

Perfect Recipe

posted by jperry

I just cooked up a quinoa breadstick recipe. I have been staying away from cheese, but added it because the recipe called for it. My youngest son, Seamus, and I were calling in Quin-cheesy-roni because we added veggie pepperoni. It […]

Work or Play?

posted by jperry

Is it possible to feel like what your job actually feels like play? Growing up, I didn’t know that was possible, but jobs look glamorous through a child’s eyes.  I thought my parents’ jobs looked cool.  They looked really fun.  My dad […]

These are the days of our lives

posted by jperry

I remember watching this soap back in the 80’s and loved that there was a character named Jennifer. I also remember Kim Delaney being on All My Children, playing a character named Jenny. I loved being home from school to […]

Cup of Me

posted by jperry

Did you ever get so busy you put salt instead of sugar in your coffee or do something you normally do on autopilot, but somehow you short circuit. Today I was getting ready to do an interview and I was […]

Approval Patrol

posted by jperry

I was driving down that road and saw a billboard that said “Approval Patrol” on a picture of a few people looking very serious.  It was a funny thought I had, thinking of how we sometimes live like there actually is an […]

“I didn’t come here to make friends”

posted by jperry

That saying we’ve heard before. The idea that we’re in it for ourselves and shouldn’t befriend people we see as competition or that we don’t have anything to gain from. That looking straight ahead at a goal mentality that I […]

Felt like a hug in the form of words

posted by jperry

Happy All Saints Day, folks!  I had to share something I wrote on Facebook the other day.  When I write in the flow like this, it’s is the best feeling in the world.  Sometimes I write my fierce truth.  Sometimes […]

Who I used to be

posted by jperry

Who I used to be was scared. I was scared to eat too much, drink too much, think too much, not be enough, not do enough, that I wouldn’t get enough, but I’d gain too much weight. It’s that “not […]

What is life telling you?

posted by jperry

What is your life telling you? Is the Universe giving you signs that you’re not picking up on? What to add to your life? What to let go of? Do you see what is working and what needs to change? Is […]

Epic Moments Of Awesomeness-EMOA

posted by jperry

We try to plan them. Especially as parents, we take kids on vacation. We plan special outings. They often fall flat in the fun department. Our expectations set so high, that they SHOULD be happy, grateful, and enjoy themselves. They […]

The Selfish Catepillar and The College Butterfly

posted by jperry

Oh…yes, I’m the selfish caterpillar. Teens and their parents fight. Yes, of course, but as much as that happens, I can’t imagine ever wanting them out of the house. They are teenagers who are acting like teenagers, but they are […]

Don’t go into Fear

posted by jperry

The media can grab our attention with the things we “should” be afraid of.  The list grows by the day.  It sells.  It keeps us imprisoned in fear.  This keeps us small.  It makes us want to escape reality if […]

What are you afraid to feel?

posted by jperry

Fear Anger Confusion Wrong Bad Stupid Mean Selfish Incompetent Crazy Weird Do you avoid these? What if your fear of feeling them was actually controlling you? What if you could be aware you don’t like to feel them, but you […]

God is not one size fits all

posted by jperry

Of course, I can relate everything to a metaphor and especially a fashion one. Just like everyone feels comfortable in different things, it’s the same with God. Some like classic Little Black dresses that make them feel more alive, some […]

What has your attention?

posted by jperry

Are you wasting time on things that don’t really matter in your life? Here are some traps: Internet browsing is the time sucker that makes us waste a lot of time looking up dumb stuff we really don’t need to […]

Ripping off the Band-Aid.

posted by jperry

I don’t know how many people follow this blog or my journey, but I always try to be honest and authentic.  I have big dreams, but one is not to be a guru.  I think a teacher doesn’t have to be […]

When your glass is looking empty-ish

posted by jperry

I’m a glass a half full girl. But even positive people can fall into slumps or need to remind themselves of what they know. I’m currently taking a doing course on mindset among other things.  I’ll share the details when it’s […]

Who intimidates you?

posted by jperry

In the past year I’ve met, or been in contact with, a few women who intimidated me. It doesn’t happen often. It awakens my inner dork from childhood. It’s an uncomfortable feeling where I don’t feel like myself and brings up […]

It’s Time To Thrive.

posted by jperry

Why I love coaching is the same reason I love teaching and being alive…I love using my intuitive gifts, my nurturing nature, my fire goddess power, so I can… Connect soul to soul with people. Help them see their greatness. […]

Grocery Store Adventures

posted by jperry

I have five kids. I practically live at the grocery store. I’m not complaining, I’m grateful I have the variety to pick from and the money to pay for it.  I know that place like the back of my hand.  I […]

Food Love

posted by jperry

They say it’s not healthy to love food, but I do. I guess it’s healthy to love celery…but does anyone really LOVE celery? Maybe there is someone. Even as a healthy chick, I still love cheese fries. But a healthy […]

Raise Your Vibe, Change Your Life

posted by jperry

It’s easy to complain. I can fall into that trap as a mom especially.  When we’re on that complaining, love vibe channel, we see a bunch of crap come on our screen.  Everything is broken.  Everything needs to be fixed.  […]

What does a strong women look like?

posted by jperry

We’re all used to seeing strong women portrayed on television. She’s fighting crime. She’s tough. She doesn’t like people to get too close to her.  Softness equals weakness.  That’s good and all for entertainment, but for me I see strength […]

I Pray for the Schools

posted by jperry

Three of my children start school tomorrow here in New Jersey. So much has changed since I was a kid. I am not a person who hates on how things are, but as a mom, I can wish for the […]

What will September bring?

posted by jperry

Today is the last day of August and also the last day of the week. What magic will it bring?  Tomorrow is the first day of September and I am so excited. I’m ready for change.  I will so miss […]

Healing is Natural.

posted by jperry

I fell on my knee the other day. Long story short, I landed on my right knee hard. (Dramatic story and boo-hoo on my website.) Two days later, I’m ready to get back to exercise and me, but I can’t. […]

The Road to Myself

posted by jperry

Driving along in the darkness, music as my friend, insights and feelings flood my awareness as gems. Sunroof open to the night sky with sounds of nature and the breeze kicking up the smell of just purchased favorite flowers of […]

What Yoga taught me this summer

posted by jperry

I hadn’t taken a group yoga class for years.  I’d see places I’d like to take, but nothing fit with my schedule or it would be something with the kids.  Really, I learned it’s easy not to take classes where you […]

Ugh…that mom again.

posted by jperry

“That” mom is different for everyone. Some people dread seeing that mom that is perfect.  Some may not want to that mom who seems angry and on edge.  Yesterday, I was hoping I would not be that latter mom, as […]

Prosperity prayer

posted by jperry

Are you broke? In debt? Feel like you can never make enough money? In our society, we are driven by marketing to have the latest and greatest. To keep striving. To have the ideal life that includes a sizeable bank […]

Are you in?

posted by jperry

Tomorrow starts the Oprah Deepak 21 Day free meditation again. I love when I recommit to a practice that nurtures my soul. It’s the same with exercise. I’ve said I don’t have time before. There are guilty pleasure reality shows […]

What’s the Center of your Universe?

posted by jperry

I get so many insights when I’m by myself or even when I’m in a crowd, but dwelling within. I get “a-ha’s” when I soul talk aloud, but not when I’m trying to figure out who keeps peeing on the […]

Mojo Maker

posted by jperry

Do you have a Mojo Maker? Something you do to get back in the groove when you’re in a funk? Do you have a list of things, a few tried-and-true, or just one? Your mojo is that life force, in […]

What doing it all looks like?

posted by jperry

Who knows? Not me! People often say that to me, “How do you do it all?” I never know how to answer. They know I write a lot, have five kids, and look put together. I look at some people […]

Make a Wish

posted by jperry

If you were granted a wish, what would it be? Not like from a genie for a thousand more wishes or even for world peace…although I’d like both myself. But really ask yourself what you want. What do you wish […]

Am I livin’ a yoga life?

posted by jperry

I first did yoga fifteen years ago.  It was life changing in many ways.  It helped me ease a lot of pain in my back from injuries and it helped heal my soul in a few more.  I had a […]

Dreary days can refuel us.

posted by jperry

I remember going “Down the Shore” when I was a kid to Sea Isle City. We lived in Philly at the time. Now I live down here in another town all year round. I miss that vacation feeling driving the […]

Great-full

posted by jperry

When things aren’t going the way I’d like, I am not grateful. I forget my blessings. The grass seems greener and then eventually I shake my head and remember the greatness in my life. Is it always easy? No. I […]

Love is scary and business is too.

posted by jperry

Last week I was driving to meet my sister-goddess-mentor-friend, Kellie Kuecha before she left on her travels. She was in town for a few days, so it was easy for me to meet up with her kid-free.  I had taken her branding […]

Heart Knows No Borders

posted by jperry

I am not one to talk politics here, but this is tugging at my mama heart. So I’ll share my inner knowing.  God talks to me through my writing, when I just allow it to come through and trust it. […]

Self-independence Day

posted by jperry

What does personal freedom mean to you? What do you want to be free of? What do you want to become independent of? Ask yourself. I began pondering this yesterday, where we celebrated the 4th of July in America, but […]

Do you have a pain in the where?

posted by jperry

I can feel it all.  The world.  The vibe of the world. Whether you realize it or not, we are connected through the universal field of the collective consciousness.  Does this have to make you crazy?  No.  Can you broadcast […]

My kids aren’t bad, they’re just spirited

posted by jperry

When I just had one child, my daughter, I was twenty years old. I was blissfully naïve. I thought her behavior was somewhat related to my parenting in some way, except that one time she bit my husband’s boss’s son. […]

Spiritualisms

posted by jperry

Spiritual snobbery: When I first started yoga and started on my spiritual path in my twenties, I looked up to teachers and those that seemed to “know” what others did not. I’ll admit to a little of that spiritual snobbery too. Like…if they […]

Mama Heart

posted by jperry

I recently went to see the movie A Fault in Our Stars. Why would I watch a sad cancer movie? Aren’t I all about good vibes? My teenage daughter wanted to see it, so of course I went to see […]

The Path for Me.

posted by jperry

Before I started living, I was either bored or mad 95%of the time I was awake. Most of the it, I was mad at myself actually. How did I get here I’d ask myself. Once I decided it was possible to change, […]

Traffic ‘tude

posted by jperry

Do you have a traffic ‘tude? I mean. . .I am a from Jersey and Philly, so it’s no wonder. But I know it’s not just here that we have it. And no, I don’t yell at other drivers, I just […]

The Art of Saying No

posted by jperry

Oh, ladies especially. . .don’t you just love saying no. I mean saying no is so empowering, but so damn hard sometimes, except with our children, of course. It comes really easily to some women, but not to me, so […]

Mercury What?

posted by jperry

What does Mercury Retrograde mean? This is when the planet Mercury slows down, and appears to stop (station) and move backward (retrograde). It’s an optical illusion, since there is forward movement, like speeding by a slow-moving train, as it recedes, […]

Grace Feels Good

posted by jperry

What is grace?  One definition is:  Beauty, physical, intellectual, or moral; loveliness; commonly, easy elegance of manners; perfection of form is the definition in Webster’s 1913 Dictionary that reminds me of literally Grace Kelly. I had been searching for a […]

How to Drive Yourself Crazy

posted by jperry

It doesn’t take long to get to Crazytown and you don’t need a fancy GPS system. That usually only gives you three possible routes. The map I’ll share with you has ten possible ways, think of them as directions to […]

I Got This

posted by jperry

Totally feeling that “whack-a-mole” thing going on as I parent. Squash one problem, another pops up. Or putting out one fire and you see another one started. Oh, growth can be interesting. I make myself wrong in certain places still […]

Fairy Tale Ending

posted by jperry

Pretend you’re a princess or prince right now.  C’mon, just play with me for a few minutes.  You won’t regret it.   Life’s too short not to have fun.  I’m putting on my sparkly fairy wings, my jeweled crown, my superchick cape […]

Junk in My Trunk

posted by jperry

This was my actual dream before I woke up today.  I dreamt that I had to go to the grocery store.   I went yesterday to one and my hubby is going for me to another one today.  Five kids means […]

Thin-King!

posted by jperry

I don’t know about you, but in my twenties, I thought you really couldn’t be thin enough or rich enough. You may have wanted to be a THIN-king or THIN-queen. I learned that being thin didn’t make me happy, so […]

Birthday Blog

posted by jperry

Yesterday I turned 37.  I got a lotus tattoo on my wrist. With my grateful heart, I am open to receive even more blessings. Feeling amazing and made a decision to go full steam ahead and co-create even more with […]

Gratitude Lifestyle

posted by jperry

One of the secrets to happiness that everyone knows is gratitude. People write lists in journals about what they are grateful for. They mean it. They mentally affirm it, but they don’t take full advantage of how powerful it can be. […]

This gig.

posted by jperry

This gig as a human has a lot of misconceptions. One is that things are fair. Sometimes they’re not, in our opinion, of course. Like when someone dies too young. It really sucks. Not for them because we know that […]

Selling Out

posted by jperry

I am someone who once I decided to live outside of my comfort zone, I have found new ones I had to move past. It’s all part of the learning, growing, living, and learning cycle of life to me. Last year, […]

Ride Your Heart Out

posted by jperry

Yesterday, I was riding along on a dreary and gray day. The wind was picking up and you could feel the impending rain in your bones. I looked over and saw an older woman riding her bike. Not around any […]

What dream dwells in your heart?

posted by jperry

What is your big dream? Like your dream home, car, job…the thing you’re afraid to say aloud for fear of being judged? Me, I will have a beachfront home with a pool. Where? Dunno. When? Dunno. But I do know, […]

The Rough Patch in Marriage

posted by jperry

The truth is many people have had them, they just don’t tell you. Second truth is, it is often about us and the answer is personal reflection. I know there are bad marriages, but I’m talking about the normal folks […]

Rebirth

posted by jperry

Whether you celebrate Easter, Passover, Beltane, or just celebrate Spring, you can feel a rebirth. When I smell the fresh air in spring, I am instantly transported back to being young. I remember it always symbolized possibility to me. The feeling […]

Self-love is God’s love

posted by jperry

Self-love could really be called Soul-love. The foundation of it being God’s love. When I realized that it really all was between me and God, life shifted. Rise above the mind and live in your Spirit place, realizing there is […]

Exercise. . .Ugh!

posted by jperry

Tricked ya! I actually love exercise. Do I love it all the time? No. We never love anything all the time. . .well, except chocolate and sunshine. But I do love the feeling after exercise, every single time. I think […]

What I didn’t want you to know about me

posted by jperry

I am really “woo woo.” But I’m very real too. I have always felt like I didn’t fit in. I did and then I didn’t. Often. I felt too weird for the normal people and too normal for the weird […]

Petty Betty

posted by jperry

First of all, I don’t have multiple personalities, but we all have different aspects that sometimes seem to fade away over time.   Maybe you have had a Petty Betty inside yourself too? I noticed myself being petty about something for […]

The Nice Girl Trap

posted by jperry

Have you ever fallen into the “Nice Girl” trap? Do you feel like when you ask for what you want, you’re selfish? Do you feel like when you set boundaries, you seem to come off mean? Do you have a […]

20 things I wanted to share.

posted by jperry

1. Make your world more beautiful with your vibe and you will see a more beautiful world. 2. If you want things to change, you must do-think-feel things differently. 3. Stay in the heart. All wars originate in the mind. […]

Did that sound mean?

posted by jperry

Setting boundaries and saying no has never been my strong suit.  My mid-thirties have made it abundantly clear I need to.  I’m learning how to do it assertively.  How many women can relate to this? I just posted something on […]

Can you feel it?

posted by jperry

What do you feel? Check in with yourself and take inventory.  Look around and take stock.  Your thoughts are like a bunch of papers dropped on your desk daily that you get to file away and keep or discard them.  […]

The Curse of The Good Mom

posted by jperry

Okay, this is not a curse. I repeat, this is not a curse. It’s totally a blessing, but. . .it is A LOT to live up to. I was talking to a girlfriend the other day about what we do […]

Does God talk to you through the radio?

posted by jperry

Or is just me? Starting a writing career means ups and downs, highs and lows, and lots of patience. . .like life. You submit emails to literary agents, pieces for publication, and you put yourself out there in your writing. […]

Debunking Self-love

posted by jperry

It is not dangerous. It is not selfish. You will not get a big head, become a narcissist, and lose all your friends. This does not mean you go out and get pedicures and leave your starving kids at home […]

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Be your own Valentine
I know it sounds so cliché. I know.  But seriously all love starts with self.  I know it's easy to say when you are in a happy relationship, but if you're feeling down today on the "love" day, refocus.  It's when we focus on the lack of ...

posted 11:16:37pm Feb. 14, 2015 | read full post »

Friday the 13th is unlucky?
C.mon. You can't believe that. I remember thinking that in the fourth grade...maybe?  I remember we were getting our report cards on a Friday the 13th and this 80's child had seen plenty of the movies by that title to scare the pants off of ...

posted 2:39:45am Feb. 14, 2015 | read full post »

Is this the Real you?
of There are certain days when we feel our best.  There our others days when we are not at 100%.  My five year son will say sometimes that he doesn't feel like himself.  Some people will go through a time period like that, years even.  I ...

posted 12:42:41am Feb. 09, 2015 | read full post »

Hearts & Flowers
With Valentine's Day approaching, we see hearts everywhere. I love champagne, roses, and chocolate of course. I'm a gal who loves romance. I'm a feminist to some and old-fashioned to others. I love gentlemen. When a man holds the door for me I ...

posted 1:28:20am Feb. 07, 2015 | read full post »

Happy Love Month...but what if you're single?
To truly love others unconditionally, we have to love ourselves first. When we do, we look for partners who love, honor, and respect that. If you are looking for a partner or looking to improve your current relationship, look within. Maybe your ...

posted 9:55:44pm Feb. 01, 2015 | read full post »

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