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Hi and welcome! As the tagline states, this blog is about personal growth and taking back control of your life.

Most of my writing is posted on Medium as I can reach a larger audience there. So please visit me there as well. I also have articles on site like Positively Positive and Sivana East

If you haven’t figured it out by the site name, I’m Jeff. I like to write. I’m certainly not the best writer in the world, but the more I write, the better I get. I write about all kinds of topics. I enjoy and like to write about non-fiction topics including running, fitness, personal growth, and self-improvement. I also like to write about ZOMBIES! And I will occasionally dip my toes in the relationship arena. 

I also like writing about not so fun mental health issues including depression, anxiety, and loneliness. I think it’s important to discuss these topics and what we can do as a society to help lessen the stigma. I’m hoping I can help people connect by examining our crazy lives and engaging in discussion about subjects which most people avoid.

The reason I like to write about these topics is that I’ve experienced them. Writing is therapeutic for me. I’ve struggled like a lot of people out there and want to help. I’m not a professional counselor or therapist. I’m your average middle-aged man who has had some problems. Problems which a lot of us experience and don’t know exactly what to do. By creating this blog, I’m hoping we can figure it out together.

I am an ultra-runner, lover of books, a practitioner of positive thinking, and most importantly, and father to two wonderful kids. I am also a big fan of tiny homes! 

I am learning to live again. I do that one day at a time, one step at a time.

I would love to hear from you about any topic on the blog or if you just need someone to connect with or talk to. 

You can contact me via email at or via the contact form on the site. I would also love to connect with you on Twitter and Instagram. I also have a podcast on Anchor which discusses the same subjects I write about. 

I am in the process of completing my first book which should be published sometime in 2019. 

I don’t have a newsletter and to be honest, I don’t want one. You can still subscribe to find out when new articles are published or contact me with any questions. 

I am also a certified Catalyst Life Coach which is accredited through the International Coaching Federation. I offer life coaching sessions for topics including, but not limited to, Health & Wellness, Career & Life Transitions, Fitness, Relationships, Romance, Anxiety, Self-Confidence, Purpose & Calling. The first session is free and will help us get acquainted and figure out if we are a good fit. 

You can book sessions through my site here or through JRNI.

Thanks for stopping by!