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May 11, 2020
Doubt and Failure

“Doubt is the motor for failure.” ~ Professor T available on Amazon Prime I’ve heard many cutesy quotes about doubt and about failure. But for some reason, this particular quote struck a chord and it keeps rolling in my mind. I decided to look at the ways I doubt and evaluate if these doubts are […]

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January 9, 2018
What Will Be In My Campaign

In yesterday's post, I talked about developing a campaign for myself.  I listed several potential goals that I want to analyze and consider carefully before I choose to apply "aggressive activities" that direction.  With that in mind, I created the following questionnaire for myself and wanted to share it with you.  It's a living document […]

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January 8, 2018
Campaigning for Me in 2018

 “….. he ran a campaign of discipline not impulse.”  Do you campaign for yourself?  Before you roll your eyes at the absurdity of such a statement, read one of the definitions: Campaign: a systematic course of aggressive activities for some specific purpose dictionary.com Let’s break this definition down.  Specific Purpose Do you have specific purposes […]

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October 30, 2017
Failure Reframed

Have you ever failed?  Of course you have.  Maybe in small ways.  Maybe in huge ways.  Failure is as universal as anger, sadness, joy, tears and laughter.  If you’ve followed my blogs, then you are aware that I had a mental breakdown in April 2012.  At the time, I owned and taught at a small […]

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October 2, 2017
Do I Have To Be Excellent or Good Enough?

Last week, our daughter called to tell us she was struggling with a class.  She’d already dropped this class once so she felt some serious pressure to get through it.  And, she’s a people pleaser through-and-through so she is serious about getting good grades and keeping that GPA up.  I take credit – and blame […]

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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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