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March 5, 2018
What Is Hell?

As many of my readers know, I struggle far too often with suicidal ideation. Yesterday, this was the primary topic at my therapy session. She asked me a variety of questions but the one I want to “talk” to you about is this: What stops me? I have all the tools, I know how, I’m […]

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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 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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October 23, 2017
Going To the Dogs?

Do me a favor – take a few deep breaths, get as calm as you possibly can.  Get a sense of how hard your heart is beating and any other body sensations you can identify.  Got it?  Now I want you to think about a time you’ve been extremely angry or frightened. Remember the circumstances, […]

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October 16, 2017
I Can Eat the Whole Pie

Are you expecting a blog about food?  Sorry to disappoint you but I do think this is an important topic – owning the entire complement (pie) of our emotions.  Let’s get started … Imagine the last time you felt a strong (negative) emotion.  Maybe you were angry with your partner or your kids or your […]

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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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