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July 17, 2017
Mollified with Music

Shoutee/Shouter Have you noticed that when you are shouting at someone, they stop listening?  They close down?  If you have children, you can actually see their eyes glaze over.  Now take a second and think about your reaction when someone yells at you.  Do you really get anything out of the interaction other than increased […]

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June 26, 2017
Let the Inner Critic Speak: Just Redirect Her!

Our inner critic has one favorite activity – knocking you off your game!  I just wrote another recipe that helped to shut the critic’s mouth.  As I did those activities, I realized I was having a ton of fun with one specific activity: Imagine you are at dinner with a [fictional] character you absolutely HATE.  […]

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June 19, 2017
Your Inner Critic vs The Fictional World: A Recipe to Shut Her Up

What do you when your inner critic rattles your cage?  You know what I’m talking about – you’re trying to do/change/become something and your inner voice tells you why you can’t/ shouldn’t/ won’t.   Before you keep reading, find that voice and let her get a few jabs in – that way, you’ll know if this […]

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May 29, 2017
What Does an Extreme Emotion Feel Like?

Some people, like my husband, live in a more rational world.  He rarely, if ever, feels an out-of-control emotion.  He gets angry, sad, scared – but he never feels out-of-control.  When an emotion hits me in that powerful way, he’ll often look at me as if I’m an alien.  My kids actually used to say […]

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May 22, 2017
Flower Talk: A Unique Way to Express Yourself

I knew red roses meant love, white roses meant purity, etc. I didn’t realizethat almost every flower and herb has a meaning. Did you know, for example, that oregano represents joy? We’re going to use our brains and a touch of creativity to design a bouquet. As much as I’d love to be able to […]

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May 8, 2017
Recipes for Emotional Safety: Tangible Ideas to Your Next Best Decision

What happens if you let a pot of rice boil too fast? What happens if a sweet potato drips onto your oven rack? What if the oil in the pan gets too hot? Over-boiling rice makes a mess of the stove and the pot. It becomes a ruined meal. Dripping sweet potato smells great at […]

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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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