I am Ms. Jenaia

Happiness is hanging with Ms. Jenaia at the Nerdy Book Club.


So many people I know say they are disgusted by politics and refuse to watch or read the news. While I understand the sentiment and desire not to focus on the insanity that seems to be plaguing our government at the moment, isn't that like an ostrich sticking its head...

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Meet Axle

MEET AXLE Many of you have followed the saga of how my snaggle-toothed, orange kitty named Oscar escaped from my apartment, was rescued through the efforts of people across the country, and recently passed from congestive heart failure. None of the above begins to...

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Saying Good-bye

The woman in the photo above is an amazing soul. I don't say that lightly and I don't mean it in a religious sense. I mean it in a playful, let's-go-kick-some-butt sense. I mean it as a fellow traveler who admired how she made a conscious decision to love herself and...

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NPHC in Argentina

New Members of The Not Perfect Hat Club say, "Hellllooooo!" (To watch the entire visit click HERE) This joyful picture captures 50 fifth graders at Colegio Newlands School in Buenos Aires saying hello at the start of my virtual visit on September 12, 2017. The visit...

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Beating the Bushes

Asking for money is hard so if you are easily put off by people sharing their dreams and asking for assistance, please stop reading.   As many of you know I'm the author of the CritterKin book series and related programs designed to teach kids kindness and empower...

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Stop Bullying at Its Source

The Solution to Bullying Begins with Kindness "Be kind to unkind people. They often need it the most.” Bullying is a catchall phrase for behavior that results when children (and adults) have no other way to express their pain, anger and frustration than by taking it...

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