Encouragement

3 Reasons to Read Nonfiction

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 I just finished reading a great book last night. And no, it wasn’t fiction, which is what I mainly read. It was nonfiction and is called Horse Soldiers by Doug Stanton. It’s about a Special Forces team who, within a month of 9/11, arrived in Afghanistan and assisted the Northern Alliance ...continue reading

How to Effect Change

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 It happened again. I needed to get into my phone company's main e-mail account to make a change.  Now my phone company is an interesting place for e-mail accounts. It’s possible to have multiple ones with multiple passwords and multiple domain names, including my official e-mail account that I never, ever ...continue reading

5 Ways to Truly Listen

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 I’d hit a crisis point. Two years ago, some goings-on at work had turned me into knots. I didn’t know what to do, and I really needed to unburden myself. That night as we ate supper, my husband Steve could tell I was in distress. After we cleared away the dishes, ...continue reading

Making Dry Wells Flow Again

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 It happened.  I fell out of love. Not with my husband.  With my novel, No Options. I’d been working hard on first drafting it, then revising it so I could get it to my beta readers this past May.  Last fall, I set it aside to finish Exiled Heart. Once that ...continue reading

5 Ways to Battle Inertia

by Jennifer Haynie @JenniferHaynie1 The weeks had worn me out. Family issues. A very heavy workload. Too much travel for work. I found myself physically, emotionally, and mentally exhausted. And with that came the very thing I can’t stand. Inertia. Sounds bad, doesn’t it? Maybe not in the strict definition. Since I majored in physics, ...continue reading