About Me/Contact

Home life is important to me as it’s my sanctuary.  Our rescue dog Taz brings plenty of love and laughter to our home too. With two sons in their early 20’s I have time to reconnect with my passions.

Fabulous Choc Lit on Tour event at Southampton library. That’s me on the right.

I work as an Inclusion Lead in a local school and I’m a qualified dyslexia therapist.  I’m passionate about my job! I’m part of the operational board for my Local Authority Early Help and strongly believe in giving children and parents tools to build their resilience.  I’m excited about multi-agency working and although a way to go yet, we’re moving in the right direction.

Jera is NOT my name.  It’s the rune of harvest, reward and the cycle of seasons.   Jera represents the 12 months of the year and implicit in that is movement, change and natural development.  It’s a rune I identify with and so there was no hesitation in naming my blog in 2011!  Jera is pronounced “Yehr-ah.”

On Jera’s Jamboree you will find a mix of posts with the focus on helping you to unwind – time out from the pressures of everyday life.  Whether that’s bringing to your attention books I’ve loved (no better way to escape!), products I want to shout about, days out, my latest crochet project or strategies to help you become calmer and resilient (download my free 32 page workbook at Positive Mind Positive Lifestyle) you’ll find something to brighten your day.

Another passion of mine is family history. I started tracing my (and subsequently my husband’s!) ancestors in 2008 and have reams of information to share. My direct line I can trace back to 1700 and the branches may hold interesting information to others tracing their family tree. I do have my family tree on Ancestry, FindMyPast and Genes Reunited. I love old photographs which spark my imagination and often inspire me.

You’ll find eclectic lifestyle posts that will make life easier for you in some way or hopefully, reignite your passion for life.

 Contact me on  shaz-goodwin@jerasjamboree.co.uk