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March 16, 2020
The Grudge

In my last post, Tit-for-Tat, I wrote this sentence: “I defaulted to my pattern:  Avoid conflict -- hold a grudge that I pretend I don’t hold -- eventually run away from the relationship.” When I wrote that sentence, the word ‘grudge’ seemed to glow and accuse. According to the dictionary, grudge is a “feeling of […]

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March 2, 2020
I Loved Ove, Will I Love This Too?

This is my neighborhood book club selection. I've heard mixed reviews and look forward to diving in.

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March 2, 2020
A Young Adult That's Tons of Fun

McQuiston does an amazing job with character development. The reader becomes Alex and goes on his wild journey.

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March 2, 2020
A Trip To Laos

My sister-in-law recommended this book and I'm laughing out loud. The main character -- Siri -- and his sidekicks are great. It's a whodunit and a drop into cultural Laos.

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March 2, 2020
Tit-For-Tat: Bad Me or Human Nature?

Have you ever discovered something about yourself that you would have sworn wasn’t true? Or has someone ever shown you something about yourself that you denied until the evidence was clear? This happened to me two weeks ago and I, quite frankly, still haven’t decided how I feel about it. Am I a “bad” friend […]

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February 17, 2020
Eating Disorder: A Study in Grief

“Recovery is a lifestyle. You have to change how you see the world and how you see yourself.” ~ The Shadows We Hide by Allen Eskens If you had the chance to read my last post, Back To Therapy, you know my Eating Disorder has reared her ugly head again. I was naïve to think […]

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February 11, 2020
My first fantasy in years.
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February 6, 2020
Brene Brown is Always Helpful
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February 6, 2020
A Perfectly Dirty World for Fantasy Building

Lexi Blakes' Masters and Mercenaries series is not for the cozy romance crowd. These books are down and dirty. Don't judge me!

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February 4, 2020
Body Kindness Sends Me Back To Therapy

If you read one of my recent posts, I had planned to start doing what I’ve been told to do. I had decided to take all that excellent professional advice instead of finding excuses and continuing to whine. I had planned to work through Body Kindness by Rebecca Scritchfield, RDN.  I bought the book. I […]

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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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