Wednesdays with Jillene: living by your priorities or opportunities?

Are you living by your priorities or opportunities? (This seems to be one of those times when the best place to start is the hard part no one really wants to face, me included.) How many times a month, week, day do you say things like: "I meant to be there... but something came up." "I … Continue reading Wednesdays with Jillene: living by your priorities or opportunities?

Wednesdays with Jillene: these aren’t my aisles any longer…

It's okay if this story has you laugh at me. Lily laughed when it happened. Well... actually first she stood behind me, likely with an incredulous look on her face, and quizzically asked, "Uh... Mom... What are you doing?" Truth be told, you'd think she would be used to me taking pictures of things that … Continue reading Wednesdays with Jillene: these aren’t my aisles any longer…

Wednesdays with Jillene: bringing what was hidden in the darkness into the glorious light

Sometimes there aren't enough Facebook buttons to properly express my reaction. No, I'm not talking about when I'm angry. Though there are plenty of times that the angry face just doesn't cut it. How does hitting a crying face emoji suffice in expressing true sadness? Come on now, that surprised face doesn't have the jaw hanging … Continue reading Wednesdays with Jillene: bringing what was hidden in the darkness into the glorious light

Wednesdays with Jillene: when you have to face things you’d rather not…

Do you know that public speaking ranks near the most common fear? Nearly 25% of people report a fear of it, making Glossophobia perhaps the most common phobia. And yet... most of us have to speak in front of crowds of some sort from a Public Speaking class in High School to giving an announcement in … Continue reading Wednesdays with Jillene: when you have to face things you’d rather not…