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Manners have always been super important to me. I’ve tried to educate my children, in really top notch manners, but I have not been as successful as I had hoped. I place high value on excellent manners, but I’m not sure other people do. So I thought I would use my Perspective Group to see
I’ve had a bit of a writer’s slump the past few weeks. Well, in truth, a slump all around. I struggled with the post Christmas blues, the ominous presentation of a new year, the massive checked box of another decade under my belt, all nicely capped off with some unexpected health issues. It’s been challenging….yeah,
The new year can be daunting for a lot of people. I, for one, am one who suffers from anxiety and borderline depression when faced with the strike of midnight on New Year’s Eve. Although my feelings of dread have subsided over the years, I still feel my annual let down after the excitement of
I am approaching a big birthday. Needless to say, I’m not thrilled about it. I’ve not been one to age gracefully in that I just dread the new higher number every single year. It doesn’t help that my birthday is coupled with the let down from Christmas and my historical dread of the new
“Christmas time is here. Happiness and cheer. Fun for all that children call their favorite time of year.
Snowflakes in the air. Carols everywhere. Olden times and ancient rhymes of love and dreams to share.
Sleigh bells in the air, beauty everywhere. Yuletide by the fireside, and joyful memories there.
Christmas time is here.
I had my mind blown a few days ago. It happens. Maybe not too often, but it does indeed happen. I was watching a video about Advent. Advent is the season of waiting and preparation for the birth of Christ celebrated by Christians in the weeks prior to Christmas. (For more, see my article
Often times you hear someone being asked what advice they would give to their younger selves. I thought it would be an interesting exercise to ask the Perspectives Team what advice they would give to themselves. In considering my own answer I realized that the advice that I would give to my younger self is
I’m not sure if you have taken notice of the fact that I have not posted a new Guest in quite some time. Although I loved the interview experience and being able to meet local businesses and makers, I found that the process of transcribing the interviews was just too time consuming for the
You know when you’re a kid and you’re constantly telling your mom, “Look, Mom! Look what I can do!” “Hey Mom, LOOK!” “Mom watch me!” Although I may not actually remember doing this, I’m sure I did as I continue to live through three children saying, “Hey, Mom, watch this!”
When we are children,
The Holidays are upon us! Whether we like to admit it or not, they are coming. Some greet this time of year with excitement and verve and some approach with apprehension and dread.
I’ve asked 7 women to share their thoughts on this topic (7 because I am #8! I always want to play