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Dena Jansen

Please Accept My Apologies…

By Dena Jansen / August 22, 2019

I am sorry that I went silent on you. I have been on a break enjoying my children and what was our summer. Now that school is back in, I’m taking time to get my own bearings and schedule in order. I’ll be back soon with some new stories of the everyday lessons life has…

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My Telephone Throwdown with Evan Smith

By Dena Jansen / May 6, 2019

Before I dive into the throwdown, do you know Evan Smith? If you don’t, please check out The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization offering an online community for Texans who want to engage on all things public policy, politics, government or statewide issues. Evan is the CEO and co-founder of the organization. If…

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Same Love, Less Words (Part 2)

By Dena Jansen / April 29, 2019

Did you really think I’d be able to stop at the last post using soooo few words? I admitted then, and I can still admit now, that I struggle to apply the friendly feedback I once received, “Same love, Dena, but less words!” So, here’s Part 2 of my battle with fewer words. And that…

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Same Love, Less Words (Part 1)

By Dena Jansen / April 16, 2019

I love words. I love to use a lot of them when I write. I like to string them into really long run on sentences as I try to share my passion for whatever it is that I’m sharing about. I love to use a lot of them when I speak. I like to talk…

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The Warm Up

By Dena Jansen / April 15, 2019

Just a few months after having my daughter, Elizabeth, I met John. John is a good trainer and a good dude. When I met him, I didn’t know these things – but I knew his wife. He’d married my childhood best friend, Jessie, so when she told me that he was starting a boot camp…

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The Naked Truth

By Dena Jansen / March 22, 2019

I have a confession… I spray tan. It’s true. Not all the time, but I have in the past and I will again in the future. There is something magical about walking in pasty white and coming out with color. There is a reason that we all love the summer glow, and I just have…

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No, I’m Not an Alcoholic.

By Dena Jansen / March 21, 2019

Strange admission, but it’s true. I am not an alcoholic. This isn’t the first time I’ve felt the need to clear this up though. Years back when I was just starting at a new firm, I was at an event with one of my new coworkers. “Do you want anything from the bar?” Before I…

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Hey Batter, Batter!

By Dena Jansen / March 18, 2019

My baby boy, who is no longer a baby – more of a man child now, has been playing baseball since he was first able to make his way up to the tee. He has loved playing, and I have loved watching him. So almost 10 years after he found his way to the plate…

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E is for Expectations

By Dena Jansen / March 15, 2019

If this is your first time here, welcome! Since I’m new to this blogging business, I wanted to lay out a few things so you can know what to expect if you keep coming back. Here’s what I’ll commit to: I’ll do my best to keep posts short, sweet and succinct. (Warning: The short and…

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Hello, World!

By Dena Jansen / March 14, 2019

Test, test. Can you hear me? Is this thing on? Oh my, that’s right, I’ve decided to share my life with the faceless, and I guess that means earless, internet. The World Wide Web might not be able to respond, but I know that I am putting my words out into an electronic world where…

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