Author: Jana

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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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What Facebook Knows…

About two weeks before my spouse left me, I started noticing a change in the FaceBook ads in my sidebar.  They were advertising for divorce attorneys, plastic surgery, and books for wives who had...

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My Body, My Stories

When I hug someone I tend to reach out with my right arm and offer a gentle squeeze.  For really close friends (or very poignant moments), I’ll  hug with two arms, but it’s rare. ...

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On my own

The past 3 weeks since my husband left me have been a whirlwind of learning, doing, and grieving.  The first thing I learned was how to draft a legal separation agreement to protect my...

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Strong

I’ve been thinking a lot about this post that I wrote two years ago, and wanted to share it with you again… What does it mean to ‘be strong’? When I think of strength,...