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January 29, 2018
Hopeful New Year: A New Way to Define Happy

I was in a group recently and a woman talked about wanting to be happy. The group leader handed her a set of Mixed Emotions cards (see below for a link). She asked her to select ten. In order to explain this better, I’m going to do the same activity. Step One: I’ve gathered my […]

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January 22, 2018
Knowing What's Good for You Is Not Always Good for You

Goal Tracking Pros and Cons Last week I posted my (hopefully) well thought-out goals for the next three months. I’ve finished the “aggressive actions” for most of them – I posted one of those at the bottom so you could see what I mean. Now, the question is how to accomplish these actions. I’ve read […]

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January 18, 2018
This Is My Time

Today is a gift. The past is an illusion and the future is unknown. And so, I am leveraging this day to express my talents, elevate my genius and serve the world. I work for the world. Yes, I work for the world. When I feel afraid, I continue. When I am criticized, I persist. […]

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January 15, 2018
My Personal Campaign Poster

If you read last week’s post, you’ll see a loooonnnng list of goals.  As I look over those now, I laugh.  Who was I kidding?  What was I thinking?  If I accomplished even half of that, I’d be a miracle worker --- and I’ve never been a superhero!  This year, I decided to be more […]

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January 11, 2018
A Ladder and a Helping Hand: Climbing Out of the Pits (a message to my brother)

If you read my blog on December 31, you’ll know that I was in a pit that was very deep and very wide.  I was scared.  I want to tell you how I climbed out and I want you to know that I’m crying as I write this. When I wrote that blog, I told […]

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January 9, 2018
What Will Be In My Campaign

In yesterday's post, I talked about developing a campaign for myself.  I listed several potential goals that I want to analyze and consider carefully before I choose to apply "aggressive activities" that direction.  With that in mind, I created the following questionnaire for myself and wanted to share it with you.  It's a living document […]

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January 8, 2018
Campaigning for Me in 2018

 “….. he ran a campaign of discipline not impulse.”  Do you campaign for yourself?  Before you roll your eyes at the absurdity of such a statement, read one of the definitions: Campaign: a systematic course of aggressive activities for some specific purpose dictionary.com Let’s break this definition down.  Specific Purpose Do you have specific purposes […]

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January 1, 2018
Accept Yourself in 2018

This year, I will continue to write about my goals/ habits/ trials/ success/ anguish.  I will let you into a mind that suffers.   I’ll continue to crack myself open so that YOU feel safe to be who YOU are, feel what YOU feel, realize YOU are not alone, trust YOU are valuable just because […]

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    In April 2012 I had a mental breakdown. The real thing. I have about 36 hours that I don’t remember....

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  • All of my novels, at least so far, have an element of mental illness within a character.  Decide to Hope is the most autobiographical in that I struggle in many ways exactly as the female protagonist. 
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