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November 19, 2018
Gratefulness and Mindfulness: A Perfect Pairing

“Because it’s not depending on specific events, gratitude is long lasting and impervious to change or adversity. It requires an emotional involvement.” “…concluded that gratitude may have the highest connection to mental health and happiness.” ~The Gratitude Diaries by Janice Kaplan, emphasis added It’s Thanksgiving week in the US, so what better topic than gratitude? […]

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November 5, 2018
Pros and Cons ~ An Adapted DBT Style: Rational + Emotional = Wise

FROM A BILLBOARD NEAR ME: Everything happens for a reason. Sometimes the reason is you're stupid and make bad decisions. Imagine you have been offered a new job and you want to do a pros and cons analysis. Would it look something like this? PROS More money Better insurance Corner Office CONS Commute (from 30 […]

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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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