Today: Announcing Exciting Results, After a Last Minute Frenzy

This wonderful woman honored me with a request to share my work in her book. Eeeeekkkkk! I am so excited. Please take the time to check the book and her site you will not be disappointed.

Thriving Not Surviving

Quite unexpectedly, my book is available NOW for pre-order on Amazon! The actual release date is Saturday 4/28 so you won’t be waiting long!

Thriving Not Surviving: Bravely Pursue a Life That Will Blow Your Mind!

After much hard work I have been able to publish well ahead of my self-imposed deadline….And you, my reader, are among the first to know!

Although I am listed as the author on this book, I have been fortunate to be able to collaborate with two amazing WordPress bloggers. I am grateful for both their contributions:

The Creative PTSD Gal

The Wonderful and Wacky World of One Single Mom

Their work is featured throughout the book alongside my words. Using personal stories of success and struggle I share some of the changes I’ve made in my thinking that have allowed me to fundamentally change my life in ways I would never have imagined. Their…

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Broken Silence -Saturday Mix – Double Take, 14 April 2018

This poem is brutal in its imagery. The writer made me cry with her words. It is well done.


stop-1131143_640I am not dead I am a survivor it's difficult to forget what you did to me because every day I carry the pain! You tied my hand and ripped my pants I begged and pleaded but you never listened you unzipped me so harsh, did I bleed. You forced yourself and once you were done the process repeats again with your friend It hurts like a hell each time you did to me! I screamed to stop but you sadistically laughed. You bite my boobs till my nipples bleed I wonder how did your mom breastfeed! I was there for hours lying motionless, bleeding with pain, I could barely walk or hardly talk. I was brutally raped again and again. Excruciating pain the sheet blood stained I feel numb I feel like a shell I am still alive But a walking dead! Five years passed I see his face…

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Self Esteem: 3 Rules of a Queen

Sometimes we forget that we should be treated as Queens. To act as Queens. These will help us to remember.

Happy Taboo Tuesday!

beach-blue-city-4173703 Rules of a Queen:

I had a female client in her mid 40’s earlier this year. She initially came to me to receive help with her teenage daughter, who was having some self-harm and self-sabotaging behaviors.

“Help me fix my teenager!”

When I hear this, I know it’s just the top of the iceberg, and the entire underside probably has a lot to do with the parent(s). But, I play along.

“I’m really happy that you came to see me today. I know it can be scary to come to a place you don’t know and talk to a stranger. I understand that ______ is seeing your daughter. ________ is a fantastic counselor and will be a great advocate for her. I would like to advocate for you….”

We go over informed consent, limits of confidentiality, etc. You know, all the basic stuff. I like to get ‘housekeeping’ out…

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Stop supporting makeup brands that test on animals!!!

Wow that is all I can say. I most definitely will not buy any of the mentioned brands.


Hi guys! Today’s post is going to be talking about makeup brands that still test on animals, and why it is so so important not to support them. Now some of these brands you might be really familiar with and think “what??” because that’s what I thought. But what a lot of people have to understand is, if that brand sells in foreign countries like China, they have to be tested on animals in order to be approved in the selling of their product which is not okay!! Here is a list of some brands that still test on animals:

  • Benefit Cosmetics
  • Avon
  • Bobbi Brown
  • Clinique
  • L’Oreal
  • MAC Cosmetics
  • Maybelline
  • Rimmel London
  • Revlon
  • NARS

I know these brands are really popular, and even I used their products, but after finding this out I will no longer be supporting any of these brands. I strongly hope that the people who read this…

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Multi-Collaboration: Smiles & Miles !!!

This was the fist time I participated in a collaboration and I think that it is awesome. Please take the time to check out the other bloggers who participated.

The Floating Thoughts

Dear Readers,
Thank you for showering overwhelming love on the 800 followers !!! THANK YOU & Write with me … I am touched by the lovely and beautiful lines that you shared for the collaboration. 
I have compiled it into a final poem and your NAMES have been added at the end of the
lines that were contributed by you. The links to your blogs have been linked to your names.
I would also request my readers to visit the blogs of these FEATURED GUESTS. They have an awesome collection of stories and poetry.
Have a happy reading !!!

Mask my face with your smile

Until this bare heart remains fragile

Soon my path would be lost in many miles
With only your memories left to be called as mine                                    Roy & Dee Kay

I trod…

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15 Unusual Quotes that Helped me see Things Differently

There are so many quotes here that hit home for me. I have to reblog because these quotes are amazing.

Online Magazine

Did you ever had something that you never wanted to let go? Do you have a place that you constantly want to return to or do you have something in your mind that you can’t shut off?

Words are powerful and in order to be a writer you have to write. This post is a collection of most of the quotes that helped me remain focused as well as some unusual quotes that helped me see things differently while going on my journey.

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Youth vs. Gun Rights: Checks and Balances By Jacob J. Gamet

His arguments are concise and make absolute sense to me. Please take the time to read if you like.

Inmate Blogger

In the Washington State Department of Corrections (DOC), we have what you call Extended Family Visits (EFV’s). DOC 590.100. Prisoners who qualify for EFV’s are allowed to spend 1 to 2 days in an “on grounds” trailer visit with his immediate family members. In order to maintain his EFV privilege, a prisoner must submit to routine strip searches and urine analyses (UA’s) before and after his trailer visits.

For security purposes (introduction of weapons, drugs, etc.), DOC highly scrutinizes offenders who come into direct contact with their family members. Strip searches and UA’s are just two of many security measures taken to ensure the prison’s integrity isn’t compromised. For just because a prisoner passes one strip search and UA without issue doesn’t mean he’ll pass the next.

Each strip search and UA, among other things, is conducted as a checks and balance. First, it checks prisoners for contraband and their…

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