Right now, all over the world, people are reaching out to each other and new relationships are being formed. So many of us throughout the world are in a constant state of despair and hopelessness moving through space in an anxious state of mind. There are also many of us who are feeling the results of slowing down and tuning better in to nature and … Continue reading Building Relationships
It just so happens that I tricked Wade into having that third boy in Playa del Carmen. We thought we were done as I was about to turn 40, but since I was the third in my family, I guess I always felt that a family was not complete without that third child, plus Tucker is a persistent boy and I do believe he willed … Continue reading Now We Have Three
Hosted by CEO and Founder of Equus Private Wealth Management, Ron Speaker, our Aspen Business Connect professional social network gathered together on a beautiful June evening in the garden of the Equus building in Carbondale, Colorado. At the front door greeting guests were three lovely Aspen High School students. Supporting young adults is a true passion of ours and bringing in their vibrant energy always … Continue reading A Beautiful June Evening Spent with Aspen’s Professional Social Club
Watch this video created by BrandMaker Media and see why businesses are signing on to be included in our boutique storytelling marketing agency. Also, BrandMaker Media now has an 8-week course that begins July 7th, “Jumpstart Your Brand Online: NEW Immersive Experience”. This is what we’re talking about. Collaboration and referrals. Join in! Click here for more information and to register. Use code JILLIAN for 10% off. Continue reading How to use Social Media for Business
A Halloween tale Continue reading A Spiritual Encounter
Knowing that there have been many conversations occurring throughout the valley addressing the health of our teens, I felt the need to quickly produce the next Aspen Connect conversation, Helping our Teens Through Communities and Families, and bring the health professionals of the entire valley together with our local families at the Aspen District Theatre to hear the stories of teens, parents, prevention specialists, youth … Continue reading Why Helping Teens?
A Mother Gives Thanks If we could, would we raise our children any differently knowing then what we know now? The woman who submitted her story for me to publish to my readers listened carefully as I trepidatiously asked her for more details. I appreciated her wanting to tell her story, and I knew that I was venturing toward raw territory when I asked her … Continue reading A Mother Gives Thanks
The problem was that I was on my own island. I needed a team. My head was becoming very cloudy with the not knowing where I was heading with all of this that I had felt driven to build. Nine incredible conversations in 12 months. And I was spent. And still broke. The community loves my events, but I was not receiving what I required … Continue reading Jillian’s Real Life
How do parents get release? It is a real psychological dilemma. Continue reading Are All Mothers Superheroes?
Bringing spirituality and meaning to our childrens lives can be stressful over the holidays with our mixed marriage. Continue reading Living in Paradise in a Mixed Marriage
[su_heading]I Am THAT Social Media Person You Need[/su_heading] In a world where people are needing positivity and optimism, I am more determined to stay true to myself and my passion for connecting people and promoting brands by telling their stories. This is why I am getting the word out today that I am either looking for an investor to help me turn AspenRealLife into the production company I know … Continue reading I Am THAT Social Media Person You Need
What you have no time for sex with your spouse? Time to change the scene and add some spice into your life. Life is to short for drudgery. Continue reading Have Sex With Your Spouse
As I sat at the bar I imagined what it would be like to still be single and living in New York City. When an attractive young man sat down alone right next to me I thought about…. Continue reading Fantasies of a Mother
[su_heading size=”18″]Can True Love Survive Children[/su_heading] Everybody wants to know how to find that true love, but what about finding it and keeping the love while raising children? So far, Baddy and my love has endured the true test of time, from building and then losing a dream house together, to the trials and tribulations of raising boys in “Paradise”. After watching writer Mandy Len … Continue reading Can True Love Survive Children
[su_heading size=”18″]Training Your Husband On Treating You Right[/su_heading] Is it possible to train your husband and your kids to give you that one special day you deserve so much and show you the love on those special occasions?? With a birthday usually falling on the same weekend of Mother’s Day, and an anniversary in the same month as two of our birthdays, I get a … Continue reading Training Your Husband On Treating You Right
[su_heading size=”18″]What to Get Her On Mother’s Day[/su_heading] We piled into Vini-man on Saturday and peeled out of the driveway, late as usual for Thumper’s Lacrosse Tournament in Vail. What is it about my family that we have to be late for everything? When I met Baddy he was one of those punctual people who would love to tease me about my innate disability to ever be … Continue reading How to Give Her the Best Mother’s Day
[su_heading size=”18″]Biting The Dog That Bit Me[/su_heading] I have somewhat recovered from the trauma of getting bitten by a dog while hiking the Arbaney Kittle trail a few months ago. The owner or the dog was completely rude and unapologetic and I continued to see she and her beast on the trail after I got bitten, and I always have to move out of her … Continue reading Biting The Dog That Bit Me
[su_heading size=”18″]Becoming a Madoff Ponzi Scheme Victim[/su_heading] Much to my regret, my family, my sisters, my mother, my aunts and the Queen of Holland are being recognized all over the world thanks to Bernard Madoff who made-off with our money. Everywhere I turn there are sympathetic people offering their condolences. They are sorry that my family is suffering an injustice. I look at them and … Continue reading Becoming a Madoff Ponzi Scheme Victim
If you’re feeling belligerent over Valentine’s Day, know that you are not alone. If you can rid yourself of expectations, Valentine’s Day can be a beautiful thing! Continue reading Training Husbands on Valentine’s Day
I’ve made my New Years Resolutions and I’m ready to go…only, it’s going to take some time. How bout you? Continue reading What are Your New Year’s Resolutions?
Diving into the Aspen social networking friends, I made a lot of friends last night and want to connect them with you. Continue reading A Social Networking Event in Aspen
For my anniversary, I’m going to share a few chapters of my book….or should I?
WARNING, THIS SERIES IS RATED R. Continue reading Finding Love in Aspen
What do the Dog Whisperer and my family have in common? Nothing! Continue reading The Dog Whisperer – The Muki Series
Getting to know a different side of Aspen, the land of dog people and celebrities. Continue reading Encountering Elle Macpherson in Aspen, Again
Our new puppy Muki arrives and the psychological issues run much deeper than any of us could have anticipated! Continue reading Kids Need Puppies
I fear that I’m giving in to accepting that Valentine’s Day is just an overrated, commercial Holiday. Continue reading Valentine’s Day Sucks
If your husband was hot, would you pimp him out? Continue reading Pimping Out Your Husband
Is it religion or love that defines us as people? Continue reading Mixed Marriages: A Beautiful Thing
[su_heading size=”28″]Living Societal Norms[/su_heading] Sometimes you wake up and realize that perhaps you didn’t need to follow the societal norms of marriage and then children — just sometimes. I took a well needed spontaneous night off with two friends I haven’t seen in a very long time. In the pouring rain we hit the town of Basalt. You never know what you are going to … Continue reading Living Societal Norms
It is not often that we get to show our spouses what exactly it is that we love about them. Continue reading A Birthday Toast to My Husband
In all of this self-analysis I have deduced that my writing has become a reflection of my spiritual journey as a wife and a mother. It has helped me to live in the present more completely and spiritually then ever before. Every nuance, every impressionable expression, every tribute to life, resonates in my being and writing it all down helps me to grow. Continue reading Anatomy of a Mommy Blogger
Kids are gone and Wade and I are hitting the towns of Aspen, Basalt and Carbondale with a vigor! Continue reading Going on a Date with Your Husband
Lucky to not be one of the few people needing rescue in Moab, we survived an interesting trip with flash floods and lightening bolts. The children loved riding Slick Rock and the parents had a good ole time hanging out in our Coleman Pop-Up Campers in the rain in between bike rides. Continue reading Flash Floods in Moab
I am sad for most people who marry into a life-long struggle with their in-laws. In-laws seem to take up a lot of airtime with many of my friends and I feel their pain. I am aware of how awful it would be to have to take Xanax to prepare for the impending in-law visit. Continue reading Do You Love Your In-Laws?
My boys desperately want a dog but will this push me over the edge? Continue reading Does Every Family Need a Dog?