Jan Marquart, Author

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Two Tips to Reduce Toxins for Aware Living

In today’s world there is no way to live completely without toxins. That bad news being said, there are things you can do to enable a lifestyle that is cleaner, become aware living advocates and promote a better health for your body and mind. Usually when I speak to people about aware living and the […]

Novels Change Lives

I do believe that everything we read changes us in either thought, word or action. The written word is quite powerful and I am terribly distressed over hearing that the public education system wants to do away with teaching cursive writing because kids would rather text. Just who is in charge of our education system […]

Are You Critical of This Group?

Imagine that you are walking down the street, alone, minding your own business. You drop something out of a grocery bag and a homeless person picks it up. At just the thought of that, what is your mind doing right now? Are you fearful, repulsed, angry? Is your heart opening with compassion? I’m sure there […]

Attitude of Gratitude

Did you ever do this? Did you ever sit and think about all the people you have met during the course of your life and which ones did something to touch your heart? The other day I was thinking about someone I hadn’t spoken to in three decades and then I remembered an action that […]

Food for Thought

What is your favorite food? Do you like crisp romaine lettuce, juicy red strawberries, succulent pineapple slices carved in wide circles? Select your favorite food and write a story using the food item as the main part of the theme. Now don’t go thinking you have to do a huge piece and get yourself all […]

Is This Really Beyond Belief?

Did you see the TV show a few nights ago called Beyond Belief? Well I did; I sat riveted to my TV. It’s been over twenty years since my own near death experience, but listening to the stories of others on that show brought mine back as if it were happening in the moment. In […]