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February 26, 2018
Offended By One...Appeased By Another

Daring to set boundaries is about having the courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others. Brene Brown Recently, I received a message from a someone that …. PISSED me off HURT my feelings Made me feel GUILTY Stirred up RESENTMENT My emotions swirled in that muck all evening. I showed my husband […]

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February 19, 2018
The Pits

The first time was in eighth grade. The little bottles were arranged like soldiers. There were fourteen bottles -- one for every year of my life. I didn’t make that connection then but looking back that seems poetic or foreshadowing. The little red one I remember the most. It was the exact size and shape […]

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February 12, 2018
Dammit

I have purple hair. My husband wears a three-piece suit. We have a dragon for a pet. Our dragon – let’s call her Dammit – loves Oreos and has discovered coffee is quite tasty if it costs $5. Dammit rests on the precipice between an unruly toddler and an insufferable teenager. Give her the Oreos, […]

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February 5, 2018
The Timeout Chair

My husband and I got caught in the Atlanta airport power outage debacle. We sat on an airplane for four hours before they kicked us off. Then we spent two more hours in the airport trying to find a hotel and a plan for getting back home. Oh, and to make it even more fun, […]

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    June with Purple Hair

    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. 
    - J.C.
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