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Poke the Box

I just finished reading Seth Godin’s Poke the Box, and as usual with anything I read of his, I came away feeling inspired and motivated.  But with this book, and his mantra – GO MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN –  I also felt validated. I published nine novels and one novella via the traditional publishing route, and…

    What Empathy Is and What It’s Not

    Empathy:  the intellectual identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another. ****** Something happened yesterday that’s continued my thinking about this subject of empathy. I volunteer for our local Humane Society and heard from some of my dog rescue friends that a mama and puppies had been found under a house…

      M.E.

      I wonder if it could be said that every bad decision we ever make starts with ME.  ME want.  ME need.  ME feel. I’ve recently been drawn to watching shows like Lockup and the Investigative Discovery channel.  I’ve found myself fascinated  by the whys behind the things that people do to land themselves in a…

        How to Cope When Hard Stuff Happens

        And it will.  Let’s face it. There are no free rides in this world.  Potholes appear out of nowhere sometimes, and there’s just no way to go around them. But if we prepare ourselves for that eventuality, we can have a plan in place to help lessen the jolt. 1.  Know your support system.  Who…