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Joy Comes in the Mourning

My book is now available for purchase in the Get Joy Shop! Joy Comes in the Mourning is the true grief story of living in love and walking in light after losing a child. Head on over to our online shop to pick up a copy!

jessica allen heartfully present blog

Telling true stories so every woman feels confidence in herself, hope for her marriage, and never alone.


Here, you'll find a community that shines light into dark places.  So no matter how frantic or frayed your life may feel, you are never alone.  Join the conversation or just watch and listen.   You'll leave feeling seen, heard, valued, and connected.  Every woman should get to live and love deeply - without the giant therapy bill!

Refresh your spirit and stay awhile – you can be heartfully present here.



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