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Attorney offers help for military and veterans

I'm sorry I've been absent for a little while as a result of my sabbatical, but this email and offer to help came in and I wanted to make sure I passed it along to my readers. Based on his qualifications, I feel he and his law firm would be a valuable asset to … [Read More...]

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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...]

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Breaking radio silence for this announcement

Breaking ‘radio’ silence for a moment for some quick tidbits about what’s going on lately that lead me to setting some distance and boundaries to address Dan and our family’s needs. First of all, (and many caregivers are intimately aware of this trend), we are entering what we call Dan’s “anniversary” period. It happens every […]

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Taking a ‘time out’ from the chaos

Excuse me while I dust off the keyboard here! I can’t believe it has been almost a month since I last posted. Let me start today’s post with this question: Did you get everything done this summer that you planned to do? For many of you, the summer season is full of activities – you […]

Meet Mark Brogan (VIDEO) – Explaining TBI

Today I am going to share a very candid and honest video which was recorded by Mark Brogan.  Mark and his wife Sunny are champions for everything they have been through, which they have continued to do for almost five years.  They bring a human element to the topic of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and […]

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 […]

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Do you really have what it takes to be happy?

Happiness is an emotion that helps us enjoy life and reach our full potential.  Do you have what it takes to be happy? Many people don’t, so I am about about to share the secret of why… You’ll be surprised to know the solution is based on having (and doing) one simple thing! How do […]

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Swift Kick in the Butt Series: Stop Being a Weenie and Get Into Reality!

For the courage impaired, this post is for you.  It’s time to grow a pair! Have you ever had this problem – you decide you’re going to do something already and you are all pumped up, you’re all guns a-blazin’, hellbent for glory, ready to tear it up and crank it out — and then […]

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Torrey’s Top 10 Jedi Mind Tricks to Instantly Improve Your Day

Remember in the movie Star Wars when Obi-Wan Kenobi used a Jedi mind trick to convince Imperial Stormtroopers that “these are not the droids you’re looking for” in order to avoid being captured? Obi-Wan was somehow able to implant his own thoughts into his adversary’s to get him to take any action he desired. I’ve […]

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