Jennifer Zimmer

Why I Wrote a Book: Part 2

When Peter died, I felt like the wind was knocked out of me. For a while I tried to continue writing my first book and I even spoke at a conference just a few months after his passing, but it was a struggle. My brain wasn't quite functioning at full capacity as I attempted to process my grief. It was difficult to string words together at times. And since my dear children needed all that I had to give, I felt the need to lay down my career, my humble following, my book, and many of my dreams. In doing so, however, I also lost my voice. Read More

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Jennifer Zimmer

Why I Wrote a Book: Part 1

Since the release of my first book, 30 Days to Thriving, the question I've heard the most is this one. More than what the book is about, people want to know WHY I decided to write a book in the first place. It's a valid question and, frankly, one I've had to ask myself on a regular basis throughout the entire process. I will answer that question for you further in part two later this week, but first...a little of the back story. Read More

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Jennifer Zimmer

Unleashing Gratitude in our Children

It didn’t matter that Aaron had earlier told me that he felt like his heart was going to explode from the pain of losing his daddy. He had every right to take a break from feeling grateful that day. I didn’t feel much like being grateful, either. But because the habit of practicing gratitude had already been wired into Aaron’s brain, it didn’t seem to be a choice he had to make. His gratitude came automatically and without pause. Read More

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