Posts Tagged "Jennifer Allen"

Because Sometimes the Words Just Stop By Jennifer Allen

Because Sometimes the Words Just Stop By Jennifer Allen

By on Nov 23, 2016 in Blog | 1 comment

Somewhere around Mother’s Day, I just stopped writing.  One week away from my writing routine crept its way into two. Two weeks spiraled to three, and three stole into four. I’d taken breaks before but never quite like this. This felt different. This was different. My words had packed and gone away. Dried up, disappeared, vanished. Was something wrong?...

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The One Thing I Want Most – By Jennifer Allen

The One Thing I Want Most – By Jennifer Allen

By on Oct 17, 2016 in Blog | 3 comments

A few months ago I wrote a blog post inspired by my fifteen-year-old nephew. Our most favorite basketball team had just lost the national championship to a heartbreaking, buzzer-beating, last second shot. I wanted to write something that would speak to the hurt and disappointment I knew he was feeling.  To tell him everything would be ok seemed trite. To tell him to...

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Why Your Writing Really Does Matter

Why Your Writing Really Does Matter

By on Aug 31, 2015 in Blog | 1 comment

“Thanks for writing, Jennifer. Many thoughts were stirred tonight as I read a lot of your writings. I haven’t allowed myself to dream in a really long time…still not quite there but it is more positive than it has been in a long time.” As a writer and blogger, I cherish comments like these. I’m fairly new to the world of blogging, and this comment and the...

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For When Your Blog Becomes a Hog (Or How to Re-focus)

For When Your Blog Becomes a Hog (Or How to Re-focus)

By on Aug 12, 2015 in Blog | 1 comment

I have a love-hate relationship with August. I love the last days of summer and all the charm they bring. But at the same time I always feel anxious for summer to end and for fall to begin with all its glory. If you know me well, you know I love the fall but it’s more than just the season. It’s the routine. The rhythm. The chance to re-adjust, re-calculate,...

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How to Face Your Fear (A Lesson from King George)

How to Face Your Fear (A Lesson from King George)

By on Jul 1, 2015 in Blog | 3 comments

King George of England, who suffers from a severe stammer, is about to deliver the most important speech of his life by way of public radio. His country is about to go to war with Nazi Germany and he knows his people need to see him as someone they can trust. As he stands before the microphone, Lionel, his speech therapist tells him, “Speak as though you are...

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