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I am confidence & chaos all rolled into one middle-aged woman. Expressing myself through written words is my therapy. (Making a mess in my kitchen in pursuit of creating something yummy seems to help a lot too.) No bull self-care strategy & mental health advocacy is at the heart of nearly everything I write.


Here you will find informal brain dumps, step-by-step instruction, recipes, & everything in between. You'll even stumble upon a bit of fiction (& poetry?)! Topics center on self-care, mental health, cooking & baking, confidence, life transitions, writing, entrepreneurship, faith, & family. Have fun exploring.


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ABOUT reta jayne

Hiiiii! Welcome.

I am Reta Jayne, a middle-aged wife, mom, & mulatto. I am imperfect. I am human. I am a Christian. I have bipolar disorder. I am brutally honest.

This site is my therapy & maybe yours too. This is where I unload my brain… & in doing so, I bring you along with me as I share & grow my creative writing & learn to love myself more, navigate mental health issues, & practice better self-care.

I hope you find your therapy & pursue your own happiness & peace by following along in my journey to do the same. This is also where you can follow my progress in becoming a published author & confident wife, mom, & homemaker.

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