Author: Jana

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or look at the blue, blue sky…

My favorite Primary song has always been “My Heavenly Father Loves Me.”  Even as I young child I felt the beauty of nature keenly, and that beauty spoke to me of something grander and...

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her true center

Many of my last posts at Exponent before I took a sabbatical from writing, were about  being alone (see this one and this one)  It was a time of my life where I was...

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Lessons Learned from the Exponent Blog

This is my addition to the 10th anniversary retrospective series for the blog. This anniversary has coincided with a time that I’m also doing a lot of reflecting about my career and my life...

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Purse-onality

About 15 years ago I heard Louise Plummer speak at a Relief Society even where she challanged us to write about our lives.  She offered several prompts for daily writing, and among them was...

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Vlog: Changes

Below is my first attempt at a “vlog” for the Exponent. I look forward to your comments–either about this genre (how does it compare to a regular blogpost?) or about the questions that I...

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A ritual for undoing a marriage: Tearing Asunder

Last Saturday I donned my wedding dress for the last time. I tore off the sleeves, shredded the skirt, and walked into the ocean while scattering the petals of pink roses. Photos by D’Arcy...

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Traveler’s Tales on the Pilgrimsteps blog

Within moments of John telling me that he was leaving our marriage, I texted a friend: John is leaving me.  In despair.  Can I come over? I remember almost nothing of that night except...