Posts by Jenn Maronek

COVID-19: It's Symbolism and Message For Humanity

Humanity is at a place where it’s being asked to take part in a significant shift. The current focal point for this shift entered our lives in December 2019, with the discovery of a new coronavirus, COVID-19.  From that moment, anxiety overwhelms as jobs are lost with people and cities in social ‘shut-down’, leaving everyone waiting…

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Dear Me: It's Time to Heal Your Heart.

I’m a divorced 43 year old woman and every morning I wake up, I hold my hand on my heart and give thanks for the fact that it’s still beating.  After realizing the amount of loss and grief I’ve personally experienced, sometimes I am amazed I’m still here.  This isn’t to say I need pity…

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Gamble on This Deck of Cards and It Will Pay Off

My best friend from high school knocked on my front door one dreary rainy October morning, holding a brown paper bag in her hand chirping in an excited pitch, “I have something for you!”  At first thought, I hoped she had brought beer, the needed remedy for my hangover from the night before.  Quickly realizing…

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Let the Power of 'Maybe' Transform Your Life

‘No’ used to be one of my favorite words. It spewed from my mouth like dragon’s fire ready to scorch the fresh and budding earth.  New opportunities, concepts, or even a new idea that entered my life and I felt strongly about it, aka scared the crap out of me, I’d say no.  But, really…

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Why You Should Take Time Off During the Winter Season.

The end of 2019 brought with it a personal reprieve. December became my early winter break from the daily grind. No more writing and being creative. I simply lay like a couch potato. Smothered in blankets, dormant under the soil of my own personal earth, I relaxed and dreamt of harvesting new personal growth in…

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Is It Ironic That I Hate My Pessimism?

Hate and pessimism.  Two words that carry much weight and feelings of negativity.  Just writing those words causes me to shutter and feel a sense of remorse like I shouldn’t even be writing them.  Pessimism is a negative or depressed mental attitude in which an undesirable outcome is anticipated from a given situation, whereas, hate and…

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When Good Friends turn Bad, It’s Time to Leave.

Friends are good for us, right?  That’s what health and wellness experts at the Mayo Clinic say, that good friends offer companionship, improve self-worth and help you cope with traumas, such as divorce, serious illnesses, and death of a loved one.   But what if your “bestie”, no longer has your best intentions and feelings…

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Is It Okay to Be Angry at God?

I find myself in the healthy side of anger.  I want to feel something.  I want to say something, anything.  I want to revolt against what I see as the only option I have from my life as it is.  That leaves me asking, is it wrong to be angry at God, to be angry…

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