Feeling Good in 2014

Feeling Good in 2014

by Jen Smith: Greetings to all and Happy New Year!  A very special heartfelt thanks to those of you who take the time to read my blog in support of my writing project.  It would all be meaningless without you.  As a quick update I would like to let you know that much editing has been done to SICK including a revised beginning and new ending.  Now the book is off to the editor for even more revisions.  The process and improvements are quite...

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I Am Enough

I Am Enough

By Jen Smith: Greetings everyone and happy holidays to all.  This can be a wonderful time of year to love and be loved.  Thinking of others during the holiday season is a great way to get out of self.  I’m still unemployed and this has caused some painful realizations about myself and, to stay recovered, I’ve turned to my higher power more intensely than ever before.  I wish I could tell you that my increased conscious contact with God...

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The Dream Bubble Popped

The Dream Bubble Popped

  by Jen Smith:   Just reread my last blog post.  Boy, was I excited when I wrote that.  Big dreams of conquering the world of financial advising ran deep.  Unfortunately, the dream bubble popped.  The new job was not what I thought it was going to be, not even close, not even in the same universe.  An interesting duality developed.  In my attempt to do the right thing, I disclosed my book project as an outside business entity as...

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You Can’t Get There from Here.

You Can’t Get There from Here.

You Can’t Get There from Here. By Jen Smith The other day I found myself sitting about sixth row floor at the United Nations in Manhattan.  I was listening to the most prominent figures in the world peace movement, from around the world, speak about their visions and progress.  Wow.  How does a once beat down addicted, abused woman get lifted up to a place like that?  Looking sharp in a new BCBG jacket to boot!  I often think of the...

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I don’t know what I’m doing

I don’t know what I’m doing

by Jen Smith:   This morning I walked the beach with my beloved dog Max.  I paused looking at the ocean and raised my hands and arms upwards and outwards in a crescent moon shape ready to receive.  I sent an intention to God and to the Universe that I was ready to receive.  The only thing is I have no idea what it is I’m supposed to receive.  I lost my job of six years about a month ago.  Although it was a high-paying high status job...

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Should I tell the truth?

Should I tell the truth?

An interesting perspective written by my late Dad, a police chief and a recovered alcoholic.  It was published in the Providence Sunday Journal, December 28, 1980. Should I tell the truth? Monday, 8a.m., and I’m sitting at my desk at the police station waiting for the report to be completed so that I can, again, review all of the details of a fatal traffic accident.  It has to be exact and accurate.  So many agencies will need it to...

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