Janine Bolon is a testament to the power of perseverance. As an impoverished teenager in rural Missouri, she launched several successful businesses before putting herself through the University of Missouri bio- chemistry program by working three jobs at once and selling all her possessions. She worked for ten years in academic and industrial research laboratories before spending the next 20 years raising a brood of four active spawn.

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Becoming Rich with Tiny Steps Each Day

As I was digging through files and paperwork for this year’s taxes, I stumbled upon a quote I had on a scrap of paper. It was from Helen Keller’s Autobiography that I had read over a decade before: “I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved not only by the mighty shoves of the heroes ...[Read More]

Dealing with Moods

Spring is in the air. The Sun is out. The birds are singing and BLAH! You just may not feel in the mood to participate in the good vibes being expressed all around you. People are smiling at you. Your friend compliments you on “looking good.” Your boss tells you what a great job you did on a report. You know you should be feeling great. But no. You’re just not feeling it. Actuall ...[Read More]

Listen to Anger! It is Your Best Friend.

It was a rare moment as a parent. I was in awe as the sun shone on the table. I had the full and undivided attention of my teenager. It is such a rarity in this highly engaging world that I cherished the moment as long as I could. What I thought would be a fleeting event lasted for a full 2 hours. I was in heaven. It started with a question. This simple question lead us through a half-century of l ...[Read More]

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