Jessica Jane Stepleton Stern aka j. jane

About Jessica Jane Stepleton Stern aka j. jane

j. jane lives in Virginia with her husband. (For the record, she adores the married life.) Growing up in a large family cultivated a natural passion for people. While there have been influences in life, her 2 mothers and 4 sisters remain her greatest inspirations. j. jane's interests lies in the paths women choose, both professionally and personally. She spends her time 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.
3003, 2016

diane thaemert.

March 30th, 2016|small business owners.|3 Comments

A midwestern small business owner shares her passion and advice for graceful living.

3107, 2015

valerie l. anthony.

July 31st, 2015|healthcare., small business owners.|0 Comments

Business owner and healthcare provider believes it is important to choose to be happy and live in the moment.

2901, 2015

anne petera.

January 29th, 2015|public affairs.|2 Comments

Consultant and community leader encourages: "Know your philosophy of government, what you think it should and should not be. Do some research on candidates and by all means VOTE EVERY SINGLE TIME the opportunity arises."

1401, 2015

courtney stepleton.

January 14th, 2015|healthcare., sisters. aunts. mothers.|4 Comments

Speech-language pathologist offers: "My best advice on living a graceful life is to reserve judgment and always try to give someone the benefit of the doubt."

1101, 2015

shawna murray browne.

January 11th, 2015|small business owners.|2 Comments

Create a safe, sacred space to bare all, be alone, and simply cry. This allows you the opportunity to be authentic and genuine when with others and yourself. It also allows you the time to identify your gifts and make plans to share them with the world.

2512, 2014

colleen riddle.

December 25th, 2014|small business owners., wellness. beauty. fitness.|4 Comments

Fitness expert advises: "Pay attention to the 'mind chatter' — you will be amazed how negative your thoughts can be if you do not keep it in check. When you notice it going down hill, shift your thoughts. This can lead to an increase in your self-confidence."

2312, 2014

rebecca west.

December 23rd, 2014|fashion. art. entertainment.|Comments Off on rebecca west.

Singer, writer, and student: "The only thing that helps me overcome fear is prayer. I pray all the time, and really most of the things that just shouldn't work out for me, usually do."

2112, 2014

kelli dariano.

December 21st, 2014|small business owners.|2 Comments

Boutique owner keeps it real: "My favorite thing to say is 'I think we can do better.' When diplomacy doesn’t work, I have to pull out the brutal honesty and just throw some truth out there. That’s just how I roll."

1912, 2014

molly herrmann.

December 19th, 2014|business., culinary arts.|1 Comment

Chef and small business owner says that operating her own business is the best and worst thing she has ever done. "I can’t imagine doing anything else, but it definitely brings out all of your strengths AND weaknesses. Everyday single day."

1712, 2014

rachel lithgow.

December 17th, 2014|non-profits.|0 Comments

Executive director and author shares: "There will always be people that want you or your organization to fail, but the key to combating those individuals is living the best life you can, and doing it with success and integrity."

1412, 2014

joni sullivan.

December 14th, 2014|small business owners.|0 Comments

Esty shop owner and hat-maker, shares: "Like everyone else, I strive to live a graceful life. My most important role in life is raising my daughter to be kind, generous, and grateful."

1212, 2014

amie williamson.

December 12th, 2014|literature.|5 Comments

Author and community leader offers insight: "Grace comes from within. It starts with knowing who I am and authentically sharing myself with others. Living a graceful life is about creating connections and leaving your footprint."

1012, 2014

tammy binkley.

December 10th, 2014|small business owners., wellness. beauty. fitness.|5 Comments

Holistic esthetician and yoga instructor reminds us to stick to foods with a high nutrition content. And stay mindful - especially during the busy and sometimes stressful holiday season.

712, 2014

karen page.

December 7th, 2014|culinary arts., literature.|0 Comments

Culinary author Karen Page shares: You may not feel you chose the life circumstances you may find yourself in at any given moment, you absolutely have the power of choice over how you will choose to respond to those circumstances.

512, 2014

nikki stepleton.

December 5th, 2014|fashion. art. entertainment., sisters. aunts. mothers.|7 Comments

Model and actress advises: "Live with as much love and empathy as you can, for yourself and others. Everything else will fall into place."