The Faith to Leap

April spent 20 hours a week working an on-site gig with people she liked, but she didn’t dig every part of the job. She had managed to pinpoint exactly the problem: her clients had insisted on using old-school techniques but expected better results than she could possibly deliver with them. After a year, April knew…

The Greatness in a Seed

Some years ago, when I lived in the country, I planted a garden. At the time, I wanted my daughter to see how amazing a garden can be. To watch vegetables evolve. To witness seeds sprouting, growing into frail seedlings become strong plants fruit-bearing plants. We rented a farmhouse and the landlord pointed out a nearby…

Getting Your Self-Talk Straight

How is your New Year starting out? Are you making progress on your goals? Whether you’re succeeding or failing, what is your self-talk? Self-talk is what you say to yourself about yourself. The inner dialog that you believe about you. People can be kind and loving toward others, but when it comes to themselves, not so much….

Are You Making Room for Big Rocks?

Priorities determine how far we get in life. Imagine with me if you will, an empty glass jar. Next to it are three fist-sized rocks, river stones, pebbles, sand, and a cup of tea. The jar represents our day. If we pour into our jar a lot of sand, which represents all the small stuff,…

Once in a Lifetime Trip

Two families dream and save for the trip of a lifetime. They both want to go spend time by the ocean, enjoying the beach and warm weather. They plan to stay in a 5-star resort hotel and see the sights, go dancing, have exotic dinners and snag a few souvenirs. Both families leave the same…

What Will You Learn by Doing the Hard Thing?

Talking with a friend over dinner recently, we reminisced about the days when we were fireballs. We were fearless and felt invincible. Hard things didn’t scare us. In my 20s if someone dared me to do something I did it mostly because they dared me. Not because I’d thought through all the possible repercussions. I’ve also…

What Will You Do With The Best Digital Recorder?

Those of you who have known me longer know that I was once an avid team member of Amazon Vine. They sent products and I used them and then gave my most balanced review. Every product has pros and cons and I wanted my readers to know what those were even though they were limited…

Inspired Culture

Lately, my kitchen lately looks less like a place for dinner prep and more like a science lab. I blame it on my sister, Anita, who shared her recent health benefit discovery of cultured (fermented) foods. She shot over a recipe and after looking at it, I realized I had everything in my fridge to…

Happy New Year!

Thank you long time readers for hanging with me this year, your following and commenting inspired me. And I thank those of you who have started following me just this year. It’s great to know there are so many kindred spirits. We’ve shared a lot this year and your readership is so precious to me. I’ve…

Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukka

Dear Readers, Followers and Friends, I hope your holidays are warm and bright and filled with family friends and love. ~Juli Ocean

Will you recognize your next golden opportunity?

Recently Bitcoin surpassed the 10k per share mark. When I first heard about them I was informed to buy in. At the time, another line of commerce seemed incomprehensible and instead of investigating and dreaming of all the ways it could work or was already working, I failed to see its value as an opportunity….

Grateful

We were standing in line at the food pantry, waiting for a few bags of groceries. My daughter was embarrassed to be there. I would have been too, but I was going through a divorce and wondering how I was going to recover from the heartbreak, support a kid, and get back on my feet…