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August 5, 2019
The Aborted Kohl's Excursion: Watching My Mother Die – Part 1

My mother died five days ago at 6:15 AM. She’d fallen the week before and broken her hip. We knew the time was short and her passing was a sad relief. She died at home and pain free (thanks to morphine and the wonderful hospice caregivers). I stood on one side, my father on the […]

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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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October 9, 2017
What People Think of You?

Over the least 3 days I’ve had several people say something like …. “But, what will people think?”  I personally have thought the following at least 20 times:  “I’m scared to do it because of what people will think.”  I know what people think …ready?  Please think _______________________________________.  NOTHING! Let me prove it! Me-Myself-Mine Take […]

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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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