Delighted to be shining a spotlight on Author Jennifer Green.
Jennifer is a registered nurse, life coach, blogger and author. In May 2017 Jennifer’s book was published “Winning while losing: the upside of heartbreak” Reading Miss Jen’s story I immediately connected- her courage throughout her story and how she coped is truly inspiring.
“Heartbreak can have many silver linings and life’s lessons”
What brought you to writing?
Great question! I used to love creative writing class in grade 3 and as time went on in English, my teachers became extremely critical and writing wasn’t fun for me anymore. As I got older, I missed writing and one day when I was about 43, I enrolled in an online creative writing course in The U.S. and my love of writing came back! I also took a life coaching program while working as a nurse in Canada and one of my friends encouraged me to put content on a website for people to read. That’s when my blog was born and I was having so much fun writing about self-help topics and connecting with people around the world. After my divorce in 2015, I began writing about that to help myself and others get through a difficult time, and I ended up writing a book which I never saw coming!! Writing makes me express myself from the inside out and I always feel better after doing so.
Who or what inspires you and why?
I love anything based on a true story whether it’s a book, movie, or meeting someone who has been through something difficult and came out of it on the other side. That is inspiring, to see how people cope when times are tough. Other things that inspire me are quotes, I call myself a “quote freak” which means I have quite a collection of them on my blog, my phone, in my purse, journals, books, etc! I believe they can change a perspective from negative to positive fairly quickly and teach us something in very few words. They are quite powerful. Here is one that I love and carry around with me everywhere: “Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too, was a gift.” ~ Mary Oliver
What is the one thing you have always wanted to try?
I’ve always wanted to learn how to sail a boat. I love watching them on the water because it looks both fun and peaceful. The feeling must be amazing when you’re out on the water with the wind pushing you along and having the best views around. I will have to look into trying this at a place near my house. I went on a catamaran in Cuba which was fun but learning to sail is a bit harder which is ok with me.
One day time freezes for everyone except you-what would you do?
What a great question for the times we are in!! Since we are on a global lockdown right now, if time were to freeze for everyone except me, I would go and visit everyone I know while maintaining a social distance. I miss the face to face connections with people so if I could do that while being mindful of health and safety then I would.
If you won the lottery what would you do?
I would share it with my family first, donate some to the cancer society, invest some, buy a house and travel the world once all this lockdown ends! I hope I win a big amount!!
Quick fire questions
Music Or Movies
City Or Countryside
Walking Or Dancing
Cappuccino Or Americano
Many thanks to Miss Jen- much love and light from Stella’s open road trip.
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