Being Your Authentic Self and Jenine’s Story About Her Journey Toward Authenticity! (videos and photos included)

This photo was taken of me just after I entered Texas. It is hard to believe that was almost SEVEN years ago!

We all identify ourselves in different ways because we are all uniquely fashioned. One way we often identify ourselves is through the lens of others, or by what we do, instead of who we are. Many of us do not even consider who we truly are. There is a stamp of authenticity upon you and chances are you have NO idea what that means!

Have you ever sought out your true self? Have you ever presented your authentic self to the rest of the world and considered what that means for your life? Many have not. Yet, we have an authentic self hidden inside of us and buried under a lot of junk we have accumulated along the way.

Here are two videos and some photos I am attaching to this post. In the videos I discuss authenticity and some of my story about when I lost it ALL to discover EVERYTHING! What will you discover?

The photos go with the story in the videos. I hope you enjoy the message!

Being Your Authentic Self Part One
Being Your Authentic Self Part 2 and More of Dr. Jenine’s Journey
In Bakersfield, CA. A motel room bathroom had a carved out picture of Texas in the floor!
Tasha and I preparing to leave Vacaville, CA
A lot of nothing but the Tehachapi’s are ahead!
Chinese food as my desert dish!
Tehachapi mountains are ahead of me here!
Desert lands on both sides, just like this!
Tasha did NOT want to get back in the car! UGH, lol
A raging storm was ahead of me. No visibility and no way but onward!
My cute little room in Needles, CA
Tasha is exhausted! All of that driving, ya know?
We knew we could do it! My traveling buddy Tasha, now in kitty heaven. She passed at age 18.
Desert surrounded by mountains

How will YOU discover your authentic self?

Loving you from here,

Dr. Rev. Jenine Marie Howry, Ph.D.

JenineMarie.com

What Dealing With Covid Has Taught Me

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As I look back upon my life, I can not remember an illness as frustrating as COVID-19. I come from a generation who endured the mumps, measles, chickenpox and missed the old smallpox epidemic. The diseases of the past were irritating, except for some of the more life-threatening diseases.

I feel very blessed to have gone through a lot less than many people have endured regarding the illness department. I am so aware of those I cared for in the past who struggled with cancer forms or were dying from liver failure. When I reflect on those days of taking care of critically sick people, I feel doubly blessed not to have had endured them.

In my belief system, I feel everything in life is brought into our lives to teach us. My beliefs go beyond the old, “whatever does not kill us makes us stronger” mentality. To some degree, everything in life is a lesson, including becoming sick.

Before I continue to go off into left field, I want to stay true to my title and express what COVID-19 has taught me as an illness.

  1. The little things in life are just as important as the more significant issues, whether blessings or difficulties.
  2. Life is too short to complain about anything. We have chosen this ride on earth and can create in this life whatever we desire. If we are not happy with where we are, it is our fault. We can make life be as we envision we want it to be, so why not?
  3. Love is always higher than anything, and it is our love that determines how much we have in our lives.
  4. What we allow to stay will stay. If something is irritating, like a scratchy sweater, it is up to us to take it off and let it go.
  5. Breath is important. No one should ever take a good breath of air for granted. If you smoke, STOP! You WILL get lung cancer or compromise your breath.
  6. Don’t stress over the little things in life; they will pass just like everything else.
  7. It is alright to stay in your jammies if you don’t feel well!
  8. Leaving dishes in the sink is not a mortal sin. They will still be there later on when there is more energy to do them.
  9. People in our lives have a particular purpose; they are not just placeholders. Find the purpose for every person and do your best to learn from that connection, love despite disagreement, and know you are blessed to have the honor of understanding them.
  10. Difficult people are not only learning opportunities but are hurting human beings. Give them a break, especially when they are sick with COVID-19.

Aside from the evident appreciation for life, the comments mentioned above are not exhaustive in the least. When it comes to counting my blessings, I have far more than the stars, and they are uncountable. A little giving goes a long way. We all have things in life we have to process internally. We carry baggage. Some of us carry it over our shoulders, some in our hearts, and some are consumed in baggage without even awareness it exists. Burdens are not meant to be held but processed.

If you are dealing with COVID-19 illness, my heart and prayers go out to you; it is not a fun illness. Let God give you strength for the journey and a more healed heart for having been tried in the COVID-19 fire.  

Loving you from here,

Dr. Rev. Jenine Marie Howry, Ph.D.

JenineMarie.com

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Pastor Jenine Ministers on Healing from the Effects of Rape

cropped-14208503182375381246Some things, although hard, must be said. Some things must be revealed completed to be given over to God for healing. Let me start your voice by extending to you mine. God bless you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pastor Jenine Marie Howry

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Jenine Marie Coaching and Ministries