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"If you are always trying to be normal,you'll never know how amazing you can be." M.Angelou

    

 


   Hello, I am Barbara J. Henry, Founder and President of RaineBoe Productions Publishing Company. I am also the author of  Journaling:Twenty Plus Reasons Why You Should Start Now, published in 2008, and Coming Full Circle, a book of poems,prayers and quotes,promoting hope,faith and personal growth; this book was published in March, 2012, and it is finally available for purchase here in The Den as an E-book (Kindle and Nook,some other e-readers too) softback and hardback at Amazon and Barnes and Noble; read my blog post for June, and you will get some insight about the Book.

I live in River Forest, Illinois, a  western suburb located just west of the City of Chicago and next door to  Oak Park, Illinois, the home of  the famous writer Ernest Hemingway, Frank Lloyd Wright,  the renowned architect,and other notable men and women,such as the creator of ' Tarzan',Edgar Rice Burroughs,the Belushi Brothers,as well as the actor Gary Sinise, among others.

   A law degree, an uncanny ability to solve problems,enhanced by clerking for four judges, and twenty plus years as a high school educator, have prepared me well,I believe, to relate to people on multiple levels. The lessons I have learned as a result are quite helpful to me,and to others,I believe, in navigating life's many twists and turns. Believe me when I say: It can get awfully challenging at times.

   Until June of 2007, I taught high school, junior and senior English. Since 2007,I have tutored,on a voluntary basis, home schooled teen aged students,a sister and brother, in English and Writing; they graduated from high school in June of  2011.    Since then, I have found other teenagers to tutor.

   I also help care for my partially paralyzed sister who has not walked since October  2006. Her health challenges have helped me to see the benefits of daily journaling, and she has begun journaling as well, since I wrote the book.

   Most  of my time is spent writing and speaking or preparing to write (blogs, poems, etc.) and speak.Usually, in my talks, I highlight the many life affirming  experiences I have had over the past fifteen plus years,( the length of time I have journaled daily,and I mean that literally ) experiences that should help others as much as they  help me, on a daily basis, to make some sense of life, and to be successful in reaching desired goals. My talks also emphasize the importance of ongoing personal development, self-growth and spirituality.


   Although I no longer teach, in the traditional sense, I especially like sharing my life experiences with high school and college students who desire to make the right choices early in life and who sometime need objective input, from someone who understands,supports and seeks to empower them. That is why I seek and take advantage of every opportunity to speak to these two groups about personal growth issues as well as issues involving leadership and spirituality.

  The changing quotes, with my picture, reflect  my continuous efforts to become very knowledgeable, and quite comfortable, with the many facets of myself.

  I would appreciate your comments on the quotes. You may have noticed that I change them regularly.

  I have been writing all of my life,but I became focused, in 2007, when I retired early from teaching to begin a writing career.

  My first book, "Journaling: Twenty Plus Reasons Why You Should Start Now," published in 2008 by RaineBoe Productions, is dedicated to my Mother who died in January of '08,and I finally wrote the poem ,"Mama's Hands" 8/012 , I had planned to write for quite some time.It is also dedicated to my Mother. She was, and still is, the major influence in and on my life. My Father, whom I never got a chance to know, died in August ,and I was born a couple of months later on October 23rd. My Mother and my siblings ( I am the youngest ) painted  many vivid pictures for me of my Dad, through their many stories.

  Mrs. A.R. Brooks, my first grade teacher,  Mrs. Vivian J. Tellis, and  Mrs. Eula Danzy, two of my college English professors, also left indelible impressions on both my mind and heart for the valuable " lessons" they imparted to me (one introduced me to professional theater, to which I am devoted today; the other helped me to  write more clearly ) in addition to the literature and other English courses they taught. The three  share some of  the spotlight with my Mother.

  Writing is clearly  my passion, and I have been writing (journaling) daily since June of 1995. I have been writing poetry even longer, and I had forgotten about this aspect of my writing until I began  the book in 2007.
 

  My trip down "memory lane" was quite revealing. It was also  very  therapeutic in many ways because it led me to redirect my focus to writing and speaking to young adults about their choices and goals.


   One result of my imaginary return  to my childhood was  rediscovering my love of poetry,the reading and writing of it; I then went looking for and found some of my earlier poems; several of them are posted on my site here.

    I have also written many new poems since finding the earlier ones,and I have posted some of them here too. I will post more of the old and the new poems in the upcoming weeks and months.


    The ground work for my next book project has already been laid, and I am sure, before it is completed, many changes will occur. I will keep you posted on its development, although the progress is slow at the moment;  the momentum will pick up, and I will be seeking your input.

    In the meanwhile, the finishing touches on an E-book of self-help, inspirational,and spiritual poems are complete, and the book is available now here in The Den, among other places. See above comment about Coming Full Circle.
 

A hard copy version of the book 'Coming Full Circle,'  written in English and Spanish,was scheduled for publication in 2011, but setbacks of sundry types have slowed the publishing. It is my intention to get it out as soon as possible.  

Please accept my apologies for the long delay in making  Coming Full Circle available to you. Get your copies and more information about the book now by calling 888.795.4274,ext.7879. Or you can get them here at Author's Den.


     For additional information about my other interests,such as the scholarship I have created for high school seniors, and the services I provide in my small consulting business, please visit my web site here:  http://www.barbarajhenry.com

    I would love to come to your child's (children's) high school to talk about  success after high school graduation. I have very helpful, relevant information that will make transitioning from high school to college much easier for your son or daughter.

Contact me to discuss fees and scheduling here: 708.488.1277, or you can visit my website at: http://www.barbarajhenry.com.


 

 



Birth Place: River Forest, IL USA

Accomplishments: *Listed in Who's Who among High School Educators;



*Self Published first book- Journaling:Twenty Plus Reasons Why You Should Start Now; Second book, Coming Full Circle, completed and published in January 2012.


*Created the Barbara J.Henry Scholarship Award for Excellence in the Language Arts for high school seniors who attend my Church,The International Churches of Christ, and the three Chicago Public High Schools, John Marshall, Edward Tilden and Benito Juarez, at which I taught;



*Selected for membership in Cambridge's Who's Who Executive and Professional Registry;



*Named an expert in the areas of personal development and self growth on the # 1 Self-Growth Site:WWW.Self Growth.Com.



*Article,"10 Words to Delete from Your Vocabulary",featured on the Home Page of Self-growth.com.
     



Books

Coming Full Circle by Barbara J Henry
'Coming Full Circle' is a book of poems, prayers,and inspirational quotes that promote hope, faith,and personal growth....
  

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Journaling:Twenty Plus Reasons Why You Should Start Now by Barbara J Henry
Journaling:Twenty Plus Reasons Why You Should Start Now,contains a 9 step fool-proof guide to problem solving. This book also highlights the therapeutic and effective benefits of daily writing....
  

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Short Stories

'Little Red: From the Wolf's Perspective'
 by Barbara J Henry
There is always at least two sides to every story. This story is told from the wolf's perspective in the fairy tale 'Little Red Riding Hood.'...



Poetry

THIS JAR OF CLAY
 by Barbara J Henry
We believers agree with Paul who says: "But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all surpassing power is from God and not from us." 2Corinthians 4:7....


Soaring
 by Barbara J Henry
A strong faith, a good appreciation of self and others, will allow us to overcome challenges- to soar....


THE YEAR AHEAD
 by Barbara J Henry
The year ahead is filled with possibilities, but each of us determines what the year will actually hold....


A Haiku
 by Barbara J Henry
I was challenged by an activity in the magazine Writer's Digest to compose an autobiographical Haiku.It follows. Your comments are appreciated....


ERE
 by Barbara J Henry
God has a way of interrupting our lives so that we can find our real purpose in life. This poem highlights my life before and after His intervention....


The First Gift
 by Barbara J Henry
This poem places the focus on the first Christmas and Baby Jesus,the first gift....


Mama's Hands
 by Barbara J Henry
In Mama's hands, I always found everything I needed as a small child. It has been my intent to write a poem in honor of my Mom ever since she died in January 2008.Because my father died two months be...


HIS ENCOURAGEMENT
 by Barbara J Henry
Jesus is always encouraging us. Do we ever think of being His encouragement?...


The Road Not Taken: Robert Frost
 by Barbara J Henry
The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost is not only one of my favorite poems,but it still plays a large role in many of my decisions. ...


Just for Today
 by Barbara J Henry
Each day is a new beginning,and each of us has the same number of hours in the day.I thought about this truth,and a poem responded. ...


Freedom is Never Free!
 by Barbara J Henry
This poem is written for and dedicated to all of the fallen soldiers, across the wars and for the loved ones left behind to mourn them; it is also dedicated to those brave fighting men and women who w...


HOVERING
 by Barbara J Henry
Many times, there is a waiting period before we are called higher in service.I call this period " Hovering."...


EverReady
 by Barbara J Henry
Believers know that He comes like a thief in the night. We, therefore, must be ever ready as found in Matthew 24:36-42....


Coming Full Circle
 by Barbara J Henry
Since June of ' 95,I have been consciously working on my personal development.This poem expresses my ultimate desire....


I Rise
 by Barbara J Henry
This poem encourages us,its readers, to be resilient, no matter what the challenge. ...


Links
 by Barbara J Henry
Links forming a chain of people with similar positive goals,become a powerful force for good in the world....


Hold Fast To Dreams/Langston Hughes
 by Barbara J Henry
This poem by Langston Hughes highlights the importance of dreams to our success in life.It is also one of my all time favorites,and it is the last of my favorites I will share with you.I hope they hav...


Shine!
 by Barbara J Henry
A new year is the ideal time to brush off the hopes the dreams we kept dormant last year. With the beginning of a new year, each of us gets a new chance to shine!...


Imagine a World
 by Barbara J Henry
There is so much violence in our world. We must,therefore,use our imaginations to visualize how it could be, should be....


This Christmas
 by Barbara J Henry
During this season, there are many reasons to give thanks,and to share with those less fortunate....


Giving Thanks
 by Barbara J Henry
Thanksgiving is the season when each of us thinks of the many things for which we are thankful,and the many reasons for which to give thanks....


Not in Vain by- Emily Dickinson
 by Barbara J Henry
Over the next several months, I will be sharing with you my favorite poems written by my favorite poets. I do hope you enjoy them....


By Faith
 by Barbara J Henry
Faith is that invisible quality that urges us onward despite the challenges, the setbacks....


This Too Will Pass!
 by Barbara J Henry
Life's challenges,tests, don't last forever;they will pass as we learn the lessons they are designed to teach us....


Changing
 by Barbara J Henry
Paying close attention to our actions and thoughts allow us to see the growth we experience....



Articles

Chapter Excerpt : Journaling Through Pregnancy and Birth
 by Barbara J Henry
During your pregnancy is an excellent time to begin journaling if you don't do so already....



News

HIGHLY ACCLAIMED BOOK AGENT ENCOURAGES UP-AND-COMING WRITER
 by Barbara J Henry
High Profile Book Agent encourages new author with a positive reply to a letter written in response to a challenge taken in the online version of Writer's Digest Magazine....


10 Words to Delete from Your Vocabulary
 by Barbara J Henry
Author's article is featured on the Home Page of SelfGrowth.com, the largest Self Growth web site on the world wide web!...


New Book!
 by Barbara J Henry
A new book, Coming Full Circle,will be available soon! The book of poems, prayers,and quotes,promotes hope, spirituality,and personal growth....


Book Signing
 by Barbara J Henry
Book Signing of 2nd Book- Coming Full Circle...



Events

POETRY READING:April-National Poetry Month 4/16/2015
Join me in celebrating April, National Poetry Month!...


Links

Barbara J Henry Author | Inspirational Speaker
All are welcome.The site is primarily designed for writers,aspiring writers, avid readers,and others who are interested in self help,personal development,and spirituality. Visitors can be sure that information shared will be held in the strictest confidence.


SelfGrowth.com
In the above community of Self Growth Members,I am listed as an expert in the areas of self growth and spirituality.This site is the number one personal development site on the web,and I am honored to be considered one of its experts.

Google.com
Please go here to find out more about me,my hobbies,the types of music I enjoy,and some of the places I have lived.

LinkedIn.com
Please visit me here to learn more about my business interests and pursuits. Thanks very much.


Additional information

*Highlighted in the River Forest newspaper: 'Forest Leaves'as a new local author,pioneerlocal.com; *One of the featured authors in The Wednesday Journal of Oak Park and River Forest, IL. *Very successful Poetry Reading of poems highlighting personal development,self-growth and spirituality,Tuesday,June 30.

 
Contact Information

RaineBoe Productions, a Publishing Company
P.O.Box 5436 P.O.Box 5436
River Forest   IL   60305-5436   USA

Fax: (708) 488-9987
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