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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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October 22, 2018
Split Personalities (A DBT Concept)

I tried to determine the best way to describe the Wise Mind concept from Marsha Linehan’s DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) mode. This particular treatment/coping modality has been the most helpful to me. Ms. Linehan has developed many tools to help someone like me calm myself and make rational decisions. Over the next several weeks, I […]

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September 18, 2017
Covering Your But...

Okay, I’ll admit it -- I stole this title from a cell phone commercial.  It’s so perfect I’ll take the risk …. I know you have a habit you want to build or a habit you want to stop or a goal you want to reach.  Likely there are several.  I’ve asked around and here […]

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September 4, 2017
It Matters ... It Shouldn't Matter!

Several weeks ago, I joined Orange Theory Fitness (OTF). It’s a pretty hardcore workout that pushes you to earn “splat points” or to be in the “orange zone”.  Now, I’m fit and doing the workout is tough but doable.  Yet, I cannot get those damn splat points.  I know I shouldn’t do it, but 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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  • 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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