Writer / Editor
Bacon Wrapped Haiku:
Capturing the Moments
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Exciting NEWS! The Williams Branch YMCA over-50 Book Club has chosen
Nothing to Complain About
as their BOOK OF THE MONTH in December 2018!
Wisdom For Divorced And Separated Families
Now part of the permanent Local Authors' Collection
at the Main Library of the
Jacksonville Public Library!
Broken Strings: Wisdom for Divorced and Separated Families is an offering to the families who are currently navigating through a divorce or separation. It is also for those who made the trip previously and are now finding that it isn't really ever finished. Separation is a life-altering experience for everyone involved, today and into the future of each family. As such it deserves more than endless repetitive lists or lengthy academic studies that divorced parents don't have time to read. It demands that we all help each other from one side of the chasm to the other by building a bridge constructed of the truth as experienced by someone who has already been on the journey.
The author is a survivor of fifteen years of divorced parenting and recognizes that separated families are part of the fabric of today's society, making their way along a new path as best they can. Although their structure has been altered, these families can find their way to a new reality and can be healthy again.
Dr. David Brooks, Ph.D. endorses "Broken Strings": "EXCELLENT! This is a 'must read' for everyone who is going through a divorce or for those counseling divorcing couples. The strength of this work is the practical and easy-to-understand message. It goes well beyond the superficial by focusing on coping with real-life emotions, and stresses and offers strategies for surviving the difficult rollercoaster of divorce"
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Nothing to Complain About: My 125-Day Journey to Become Complaint Free / eBook
How about 21 consecutive days? Here is an excerpt
How long do you think you could go without complaining? Nothing, not even a whisper of a criticism about your best friend’s hideous shoes or gossip about the new neighbor’s noisy teenagers? A day? An hour? of my journey:
"I didn’t know what was in store the day I pulled an audio book called A Complaint Free World off the shelf at the library. I only needed something to listen to on a road trip, not a gauntlet thrown at me. But I accepted the challenge and took the next 125 very long days to reach the requisite 21 days.
All I knew was that my whining had reached fever pitch and I was tired of listening to myself. I couldn’t imagine how other people around me must be feeling. So, I took the challenge. During those 125 days, my father died and I joined a new faith group (on the same day), my livelihood was threatened, and I went to work for an international company only to be reminded that bigger isn’t always better. What was I thinking?"
Nothing to Complain About: My 125-Day Journey to Become Complaint Free is the day by day account of an experience that changed my life forever.
OTHER SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Parent column, “Building Kids of Character,” appears monthly in First Coast Parent Magazine.
Regular contributor to Women’s Digest in Jacksonville, Florida (No longer being published)
Has provided website articles to attorneys on divorced parenting issues.
Guest Columnist, Florida Times-Union.
Curriculum writer, Principle Woods, Inc., Jacksonville, Fl: PW Impact! A teen literacy curriculum.
Curriculum writer, Young People’s Press, San Diego, CA: Author of Character in Everything, a standards-based character education curriculum using multi-cultural literature.
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