Author Archives: Jana Brock

About Jana Brock

We don't see things as they are. We see things as we are.

Disaster Preparedness: Surviving A Nuclear Attack

The possibility of nuclear war is not a pleasant thought. The human mind can scarcely comprehend what would occur in the aftermath. Even so, thermonuclear weapons exist as does the possibility of their deployment. Should a nuclear exchange occur, there would … Continue reading

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Survival Tip 101: Fire Starters

Fire starting tools take up very little space in your survival kit. They should be considered a preparedness priority. Lighters, Matches and Cotton Balls YouTube videos and television shows highlight tools you can use to start fires the hard way.  The … Continue reading

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Go-Kits: Build One Better

Survival kit, go-kit or bug-out-bag. Called by whatever name, it is smart business to have one. In fact, every member of your family should have his/her own. Here are some things that no go-kit should be without. Hand-crank flashlight (lower … Continue reading

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5 Reasons To Get Prepared

Not long ago, preparing for a really bad day was something that most people did not take seriously. In recent years, there is a marked uptick in natural disasters, threats of war and even civil unrest. With all manner of … Continue reading

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Realize Your True Purpose

There is a deep knowing within each of us – a place where true fulfillment and purpose lives. It is that persistent whisper that continues to gently nudge us. We know we will not be content until we pay attention. … Continue reading

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How Positive is Positive?

Ever wonder why so many successful people say that solving problems is really just a matter of positive thinking? Think positive and things will be better; change your mindset and change your life; positive thinking brings positive results. It is important … Continue reading

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Does Your Mindset Affect Your Life?

Does your mindset directly affect your life? History says yes. Common sense says, yes. Personal experience says yes. What do historic studies have to say about mindset? Studies Show… Let’s take a quick look at the growth-versus-fixed mindsets published in Mindset: The … Continue reading

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Girl Next Door

We see human trafficking and, more specifically, child sex trafficking, in the news occasionally. Sometimes we even hear about another child gone missing, though cases are rarely headlined in this context. Looking closely at this problem from the inside, the reality … Continue reading

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Worthy Resources for Writers

Wading through the myriad of websites in search of contests and other publication opportunities can be an exhausting chore. In my recent search for viable contests for my latest book, Just Keep Breathing – Second Edition, I happened across some useful information.  … Continue reading

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Just Keep Breathing – Second Edition Released

At some point in life, we will all experience the loss of someone close to us.   There is no getting around it.  The human body just does not live forever.  When this happens, depending upon how close the deceased was … Continue reading

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Shifting Autumn

Greetings ~ Thumbing through past writing, I found this poem I wrote in my youth.  Definitely a great time of year, at least here in Oregon.  Be Well, Jana __________________________ Summer swiftly Fades to Fall Thieving warmth And cooling all … Continue reading

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The Cusp of Adulthood

Somewhere in the dark recesses of my youth rest the expectations I once had of beyond high school. I figured everything out fairly early in life. Grow up, live on a tropical island, own a ragtop Ferrari and stock my … Continue reading

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Just Keep Breathing

Just Keep Breathing, by Oregon Author Jana Brock, was written to raise awareness and share vital information about the effects of losing someone very close. Many books on this subject are not written to reach the reader on an emotional … Continue reading

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Starry Night Publishing

Fellow Authors ~ Having done I a good deal of research on large publishing companies for possible acceptance of my manuscripts, I have learned a lot. For starters, taking that path to publication would mean not reaching goals I have … Continue reading

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The Rose Wall (Excerpt From my Novel)

Greetings ~ In the wake of releasing my nonfiction book, Just Keep Breathing, I am working on my novels. The Rose Wall is the first fiction book in a supernatural trilogy. Several years in writing, it is nearing its last … Continue reading

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