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Being a Mom is a Gift and Princesses Come all in Colors

Early in 2017.  I published a beautiful diverse picture book called, Kayla: A Modern-Day Princess. I was so proud of this book even though, by some standards, I was still very new to the author/publishing career path. This book was almost like my child because it was inspired by my child. Kayla: A Modern-Day Princess […]

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Reversing the Decline of Empathy Through the Youngest Generation

Bullies suck. Bullies have little to no empathy. They cannot make the connection between their actions and a child who may go home and commit suicide over these very actions. Children who are indifferent to the hurt and pain of others have no interest in resolving conflict. They are unable to entertain themselves without that […]

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Author Advice

An eBook Kind of Christmas

I like paper. I love the smell of freshly printed pages of a new book and the feel of a page before it becomes dog-eared from loving use. It feels very natural and comforting to me to hold a physical book in my hand maybe because that’s how I grew up. I know I am […]

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When Money is Tight, Give Gifts from the Heart

As a therapist, I work with many families throughout the course of the year, and I can say with strong certainty that most families in the US are truly struggling this holiday season. So much so that many may not be able to shop for gifts for their loved ones. As humans, it’s in our […]

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Making a Plan to Help Cope with Holiday Loneliness

As a family therapist, I can assure you that holiday loneliness knows no age limit or socio-economic status. The wave of feeling lost and alone as the “most wonderful time of the year” approaches can creep up on us on quiet cat feet or hit us head-on like a mega-ton locomotive. Either way, I know […]

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Attitude of Gratitude as a Tumultuous Year Winds Down

Tumultuous…is that an understatement, or what? Whatever part of the world you live in, the endless loop of pandemic fears, social isolation, economic slowdown, civil unrest, and non-stop political drama has likely taken a toll on you. I know it has on me. As the craziest year on record comes to a close, I doubt […]

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