Jessica Jane Stepleton Stern aka j. jane

About Jessica Stern

j. jane lives in Richmond, Virginia with her husband. (For the record, she adores the married life.) Growing up in a large family cultivated a love for people. Her interests lies in the paths women choose, both professionally and personally. j.jane loves writing, learning, and hosting fabulous dinner parties. While family and friends are always welcome, there is typically only one name on the guest list: the handsome Mr. Stern.
403, 2015

dr. tiffany sotelo.

March 4th, 2015|education., healthcare.|0 Comments

Urologist and surgeon suggests: "My advice on living a graceful life is to get over the ego, and get over what other people think. Get over worrying about failure. Just work hard and make a choice to be happy."

2502, 2015

carol roth.

February 25th, 2015|business., literature., small business owners.|0 Comments

Learn why this media personality, author, and business advisor does not want to live a graceful life. She opts to live a clunky but rich real life. "Grace takes too much effort and is too stiff. I am very authentic and believe that life is about those highs and lows—all of the emotions and experience which are not graceful in any way, shape or form."

2102, 2015

dr. marci guthrie.

February 21st, 2015|healthcare.|1 Comment

Dentist recommends: "Find what makes you most happy and do it. Don’t take a moment for granted - you only live once and no day is promised. Be kind. Give back. Be appreciative. Have faith. Be present for your family and friends. Eat healthy and exercise. Pick and choose your battles."

1502, 2015

estella pyfrom.

February 15th, 2015|non-profits.|2 Comments

Educator and community leader advices: "Never give up. Failure is not an option. Failure has never been an option — and it never will be one. This is how I think."

1302, 2015

laura kaye.

February 13th, 2015|literature.|0 Comments

Bestselling author advises: "Take pleasure in the small things and ordinary moments in life, have gratitude, remember the role of luck and serendipity in success, and paying all the goodness forward."

802, 2015

donna hemmelgarn.

February 8th, 2015|sisters. aunts. mothers.|2 Comments

Great Aunt Donna recommends: "Keep a positive attitude and except what happens in your day-to-day life. Spend time with your family and friends. We never know how long they will be with us."

502, 2015

vicki larson.

February 5th, 2015|literature.|0 Comments

Journalist and author shares: "I was surprised and energized by how many intellectual minds understood that there were cracks in the marital façade and were boldly trying to forge new paths. Society just wasn’t ready for it then, but we sure are now."

102, 2015

susan pease gadoua.

February 1st, 2015|healthcare., literature.|3 Comments

Marriage therapist and author suggests: "Rather than search for your happiness by marrying Mr. or Mrs. Right, do your own internal work to become Mr. or Mrs. Right. When you are a more balanced, mature and authentic adult, you will attract the same."

2501, 2015

morgan james.

January 25th, 2015|fashion. art. entertainment.|1 Comment

Singer, actor, writer shares: "Listen to EVERYTHING, particularly everyone who came before you in your genre or style. You are only as good as your practice and preparation, and a huge part of that is listening."

1801, 2015

pamela robinson.

January 18th, 2015|fashion. art. entertainment.|1 Comment

Television producer shares: "Network like crazy and always tell the people you work with what you would like to be and show that you are capable and hardworking enough to be able to get there."

601, 2015

lt. jan ingram.

January 6th, 2015|public affairs.|1 Comment

Sailor and Navy Lt. advises: Learn and love you—you’re worth it. Be confident; take “I can’t” and “I won’t” out of your vocabulary. And smile often—it’s contagious and releases happy hormones.

201, 2015

eva mozes kor.

January 2nd, 2015|advocacy.|1 Comment

Holocaust survivor and forgiveness advocate, Eva Mozes Kor, believes that there is hope after despair, and there is always a tomorrow after disaster, and if you don't give up on yourself and your dreams, you can accomplish any thing you set your mind to.