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July 31, 2018
Vacation Time -- Yippee

HELLO FROM THE BEACH! I hope you are having a great week! I am taking the month of August to regroup and plan for a better, more useful blog experience! I'll be back on Labor Day. I can't thank you enough for all the support and encouragement. Be safe. Be cool. I'll be back!

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July 23, 2018
A Husband Discusses Life With A Bi-polar Wife

This is a first-ever – June’s first guest blog coming to you from Dave, the husband referenced in quite a few of her blogs. June’s the writer in the family so please forgive me for the rambling. And, the fact that this guest blog exists will hopefully teach me to keep my mouth shut. I […]

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July 16, 2018
The Solution Is the Problem: The Shame Series: Part Two

Two weeks ago, I started a series on shame. It’s the first time I’ve tried writing a series of articles on the same topic. Normally my blogs are more impromptu so that you can see the variety of mind-tricks someone with bi-polar experiences. But I realized shame colors every aspect of my life. Bi-polar – […]

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July 2, 2018
The Shame Series: Bi-Polar and Shame: Part One

It’s amazing how learning to write a decent story takes you into the depths of yourself. In one class, the teacher said that too many novels are shallow because the author starts to feel uncomfortable with his/her own emotions and therefore backs-off in the writing process. It’s tough to put your own vulnerabilities on the […]

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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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