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Justine Froelker


My wintering.

My slow down, listen, wonder, create, and play.

I never thought I’d look forward to walks in the winter, let alone walks without dogs, music, or a book playing. A quiet walk with just me observing the trees, soaking in the elusive sunshine, praying, listening, and downloading some ideas.

Entering into worlds that make me think, laugh, cry, learn, and wonder in devouring good books.

Writing two new books, one of which feels totally out of my league and maybe, at least, nearly impossible to write.

Creating in using my hands and learning new crochet stitches, all while accepting that my edges may always be imperfect and that I think I’ll just stick with easy scarves.

Playing in building my Lego A-frame cabin that seriously brings me so much joy. I mean, look at that little cabin kitchen and record player, complete with a freaking salt lamp.

All while recentering, strategizing, and preparing for the year ahead in my business.


I think it’s contentment.


Justine is a Licensed Professional Counselor with more than 25 years of experience in traditional mental health and personal and professional development. Justine has been certified in the work of Dr. Brené Brown for ten years. Justine is the author of eleven books, including five Amazon bestsellers covering subjects such as infertility, faith, and grief. She has been honored to do two TEDx Talks, The Permission of the And and The Donut Effect. She travels nationally and presents virtually to global audiences delivering keynotes, workshops, retreats, and trainings on topics such as leadership, courage, resilience, mental health, preventing and coping with burnout, and courageous and curious conversation, especially in creating cultures of belonging and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Justine lives in St. Louis with her husband Chad, their three dogs, and for four months of the year hundreds of monarch and swallowtail butterflies.

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