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The longest goodbye?

This week I am at a writer's workshop and had all intentions of going all gung-ho on writing my book, but something has me so unsettled that I had to break free from the formality of writing my manuscript in order to tell you about it. It's really weighing … [Read More...]

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Metamorphosis

Have you ever been on the precipice of something big in your life but you just couldn't put your finger on what it was? Like, you knew that your life was going to change (or needed to change) and that it was just beyond your reach and hiding behind a veil that … [Read More...]

Stage 1 of the baby book is underway!

Blog Hop: State of the Union {volume 1}

Welcome to the first edition of the State of the Union series. The goal was to offer a glimpse into the details of my life and show a bigger picture overall....I wanted people to truly understand the complexities of our life and see what's milling around … [Read More...]

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Senator Feinstein, PTSD is not a “new phenomenon of the Iraq war”

I am reposting (with permission) an excellent letter written by Shawn Gourley and addressed to Senator Feinstein. Please share this with as many people as you can so we may get this issue to a wider audience. It’s time we sent a clear message: The stigma of PTSD needs to end, and it starts with […]

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, explained

The history of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA):  The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) is formerly known as “Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act (SSCRA). Despite the act’s official title (SSCRA) dating back 1940, its origins can be traced as far back as the Civil War when Congress passed a total moratorium on civil […]

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EDOE Rule #1: You have permission to give up

“Never, never, never give up.” ~Winston Churchill I call bullshit, Sir Churchill. Society has conditioned us to think we would be a failure if we gave up. Let’s look at what the dictionary tells us: Definitions and examples of “give up“ To surrender: The suspects gave themselves up. To devote (oneself) completely: gave herself up […]

So what’s this blog all about?

What is this blog about? It’s about a lot of things, really. You can follow me as I go through the ups and downs of writing my first novel – the learning process, writing tips and hints, resources to start in your own journey, and strategies on how to deal with overcoming the obstacles that […]

New Family Caregiver Program for Post-9/11 Veterans

VA now provides additional support to eligible post-9/11 Veterans who elect to receive their care in a home setting from a primary Family Caregiver. Eligible primary Family Caregivers can receive a stipend, training, mental health services, and access to health insurance if they are not already under a health care plan. Applications can be made […]

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I am hiding in my room in order to write this… (or, “the craving of quiet among all the chaos”)

Today… has… been…. (absent of all peace and quiet) it was ….one thing after another after another and then this happened and then that happened, which made something else fall apart …and then… and then…. I succumbed to the sense of overwhelm. It happens every day, to be honest, but today I had some ah-hah […]

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