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Illumination Book Award Made My Southern Momma Proud

What a thrill to have my book received the top award in Spirituality from the Jenkins Group.  “Bury Me with My Pearls” received a Gold  Illumination Award. There were books from 28 countries entered in the competition. I was honored, surprised … and kinda shocked at the same time.What a thrill to have my book receive the top award in Spirituality from the Jenkins Group.  “Bury Me with My Pearls” received a Gold  Illumination Award. There were books from 28 countries entered in the competition. I was honored, surprised … and kinda shocked at the same time. The Illumination Book Award made my Southern momma proud.

Those of you who have read the book know that the first chapter is entitled, “My Mothers of Pearls” referring to my Momma and my second mother, Tootsie.  These women I considered my “nacre” or protective coating. They shared with me both great advice on top of some crazy info as I matured.

Jumping on a Po-Go stick was not allowed, nor were trampolines. Nope. No woman should do that to her body since you risk your “female parts” flipping.

The results would be horrific!

Posted in Southern, Women's Health by Jane Jenkins Herlong.
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A Little Over 12¢ a Tittie-Breast Cancer Awareness

Yes, there are some stories that cannot be made-up. While shopping at our local grocery store, I was asked if I was Jane Herlong.  “Yes,” I answered. “I LOVE your book,” said the stranger.  I was delighted since my latest book, “Bury Me with My Pearls” had become an Amazon Best-seller and I was riding high.  I had written two other books;  “Bare Feet to High Heels” and “What Ta-Tas Teach Us.” “You are  talking about The PEARLS Book, right?”  “Oh, No,” replied the stranger.  “It is the one about the titties. I bought it at a yard sale for a quarter. I did the math and figured I spent a little over 12¢ a tittie.”  I could not have asked for a better comment than that!  She made me laugh and gave me a new story.

Yes, there are some stories that cannot be made-up. While shopping at our local grocery store, I was asked if I was Jane Herlong.  “Yes,” I answered. “I LOVE your book,” said the stranger.

I was delighted since my latest book, “Bury Me with My Pearls” had become an Amazon Best-seller and I was riding high.  I had written two other books; “Bare Feet to High Heels” and “What Ta-Tas Teach Us.”

“You are talking about The PEARLS Book, right?”  I asked.

“Oh, No,” replied the stranger.  “It is the one about the titties. I bought it at a yard sale for a quarter…

I did the math and figured I spent a little over 12¢ a tittie.”

I could not have asked for a better comment than that!  She made me laugh and gave me a new story.

Posted in Pink Ribbon, Ta-tas, Women's Health by Jane Jenkins Herlong.
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Tie a Pink Ribbon for Breast Cancer Awareness Around my Heart

The room was decorated in high fashion with beauty and elegance. The stunning table decorations paled in comparison to the hearts of sisterhood joined together in High Point, NC for their Annual Pink Ribbon Luncheon. These are my people and as a humorist speaker I would speak to every single Pink Ribbon group across the world if I could. At the end of the luncheon themed after my funny book for women, “Bury me with My Pearls” I decided to tie a pink ribbon for breast cancer around my heart The room was decorated in high fashion with beauty and elegance. The stunning table decorations paled in comparison to the hearts of sisterhood joined together in High Point, NC for their Annual Pink Ribbon Luncheon. These are my people and as a humorist speaker I would speak to every single Pink Ribbon group across the world if I could. At the end of the luncheon themed after my funny book for women, “Bury me with My Pearls” I decided to tie a pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness around my heart. It was delightful to reconnect with my buddy, Beachy Allen. Someone with a celebrated name like  ” Beachy” would  guarantee the luncheon would be wonderful. The Pink Ribbon Committee told me they wanted a fun speaker with an inspirational presentation.  So my job was to make them laugh, feel appreciated and be encouraged. Many had had a brush with breast cancer;  my message was simple and focused on the pearls that we wear. My book, “Bury Me with My Pearls” is about these wonderful qualities we should all embrace.  Jane’s Products

Posted in breast cancer, Pink Ribbon, Women's Health by Jane Jenkins Herlong.

My Mary Kay Party From Hell

“The best way to beat the Mary Kay blues is to book a party!!!!” These were the words from my Consultant/Sponsor. So I did. Yes, and it was the Mary Kay Party from Hell.

I looked at the address and knew I was traveling to a bad part of town. But still I proceeded. I told the hostess to have the party in a cool room and serve refreshments to the guests.  When I arrived, I knew we were in trouble.  The “party” was in a room filled with every appliance known to man.  It was like being in a sauna.  And those refreshments?  I thought they were chocolate chip cookies until I noticed that the chips had wings.  All I could think of was my Grandmother McElveen repeating the sentence, “Every time a fly lands, it has a baby.”

Posted in attitude, fun, funny, Women's Health by Jane Jenkins Herlong.

Breast Cancer and Ta-Ta Lesson Number 12

Breast Cancer and Ta-Ta Lessons Number 12

I love this Ta-Ta lesson from my book, “What Ta-Tas Teach Us,”  since we all have things in our lives we need to get rid of. My sister got rid of her Ta-Tas because they would have killed her since she had a very aggressive type of breast cancer. The doctor told her that by the time she discovered the lump on her own she would have been in big trouble. Just like breast cancer and Ta-Ta Lesson number 12, we all need to get rid of what hurts us.

Take an honest look at your life.  What are those things/issues that are holding you back from your greatest potential?  Can you isolate the “cancerous” things that make you less of the best that you can be?

Posted in breast cancer, change, humor, laughter, loss, Ta-tas, Women's Health by Jane Jenkins Herlong.