I am available for book talks and seminars at Libraries, book stores, corporations, and much more.  Please contact me for scheduling.  Topics include:

  • Stress & Time Management
  • Balancing Priorities
  • Identifying stress triggers
  • Goal Setting
  • Rekindling Relationships with family, friends, co-workers, employers and more

 


Connect and Counsel 

Dear Janet,
I recently graduated from law school. I'm just stepping out into the world and I'm kind of intimidated. I'm in a new place, have to meet new people, and to top it off, my parents relationship is starting to turn south. How do I keep up with my own life?

Congratulations on your accomplishment! Making this transition can be difficult; however as we read in Ecclesiastes 3, there is a time for everything. Learning is process we engage in throughout our entire lives. Although you are in the process of sharing all you've experienced with the rest of the world, don't forget that we are all life-long learners. Remember that "All things are possible through Christ Who strengthens us. Ph. 4:13," and go forth with confidence.

Do all you can to set a good example through your thoughts, actions, and choices in how you invest the time and talent God gives you as we are all accountable to Him. Be a theramostat (which sets the temperature around you) and not a thermometer (which is affected by it). Shed your light and your love around others, pray with and for your parents, and trust God to lead and guide you in meeting new friends. In time, all will become familiar to you as you realize that God is with you wherever you go.

You remain in my thoughts and prayers,
Janet



Dear Janet,

I've been addicted to cigarettes for about 15 years now. I need to quit. I know that I should quit, but I
 kind of don't want to. I'm really comfortable with my cigarettes. Even though they may give me lung cancer. I don't really know how to make myself want to do what's good for me. What I "should" do. Any suggestions?

 

First I'd like to commend you for acknowledging a bad habit and wanting to change. Our choices not only affect us but those we love. I'm sure you have loved ones who want to see you healthy and vivacious. Our bodies are a temple of God's Holy Spirit. He dwells within every one of us. We violate His temple when we make poor choices with the gifts He entrusts us with - our health being one of them.

Brain storm some ideas on how you might find comfort in healthy ways rather than destructive ones. For example, you might try taking a walk or journaling whenever you feel like picking up a cigarette. Incorporate or review the benefits in giving up smoking. Since it is an oral issue, perhaps you can munch on carrot or celery sticks. This might mimick the process in some small way. Most importantly, pray for God's Divine intervention to carry you through this tumultuous period. Like all difficult things we endure; we do well in remembering there is a light at the end of every tunnel. I assure you, the benefits will far outweigh the sacrifice. Read Scripture verses like Psalm 139 to remind you that we are fearfull and wonderfully made and need to protect and care for God's temple as He resides within us.

You remain in my thoughts and prayers,
Janet




 


“Thanks a lot for your guidance and help. I managed to put her back in her original class and she is super happy now to go back to school .. you were right it isn't worth losing your child’s interest; thanks once again - this is how happy she was to be back to her old Teacher:”

God is good; His Holy Spirit will always lead us if we ask for guidance. ❤️🙏😇