The Simple Goal Setting Method that Increases Your Chances for Successful Life Change.

This year is still fairly new and it’s not too late to set goals for the next twelve months. While making resolutions doesn’t tend to work very well, setting and achieving well-made goals can help. …


Actuals, Optimals, And Determining Steps To Success!

Our most recent trip around the Sun has ended (thank goodness), and we are on to the next revolution of this beautiful globe. This is the time of year many folks like to make resolutions, or at least set goals for the new year. …


My Goals and the Five Habits I Will Start This Year

Like so many others, I am happy to see the last of the year 2020. It was a rough slog for just about everybody. However, for me, it was also a year of growth. A lot of seeds were planted that I hope to see grow to fruition this year…


Use This Popular Strategic Planning Tool to Your Advantage in 2021!

It’s almost that time of year again. The new year, when everyone around you makes resolutions, promises themselves to start good habits (or banish bad ones) in the coming year. Maybe you want to be one of those people, but you don’t know what you want to do. …


But Are Essential To Self Improvement

It’s that time of year again. In just a few short days, we will be changing the calendar and starting another trip around the sun. Many people use this as a time to renew old goals and think of new ones, to make resolutions to start new habits. But before…


These are the Trans Music Artists You Should Be Listening To Right Now!

An important part of empowerment is representation. …


November is just another month this year, but there’s hope I am on the way to a breakthrough.

November is National Novel Writing Month — NaMoWriMo. The idea is to write an entire novel (at least 50,000 words of one, at least) within the month. …


Gender dysphoria is an insidious thing: even when you think you have it under control it sneaks out and attacks.

I’m coming to realize that gender dysphoria is never completely banished. It can be managed, but never is it gone for good. It’s kind of like any other chronic condition I have — diabetes, depression. I can’t be caught napping or it will sneak up on me.

That has been…


You’re never too old to discover something new about yourself.

It’s strange how I can be alive for more than half a century and still discover new things about myself. Specifically, I’ve started learning skills I thought I would never have; I’ve discovered talents that were so latent I didn’t even know they existed.

It’s absurd the stories we tell…


White portable typewriter, off-center

In the 1998 movie Mercury Rising, a character trying to help Bruce Willis get a message through when all phones and the internet are being monitored pulls out a manual typewriter and says, “Low tech rules!”

I barely remember the rest of the movie but I remember that line. I…

Janelle Annemarie Heideman

Educator, writer, LGBTQ+ advocate, avid reader. Novelist in progress. Website: http://janelleswritemind.com/ Empowering the LGBTQ+ community one word at a time.

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