Monthly Archives: July 2010

Free Download of Chapter Two!!

Thanks to so many of you who read and loved chapter one!!  I’m thrilled to share with you the next chapter – Growing Up Perfectionist – don’t laugh too hard at the pictures! P.S. If you love it, would you mind sharing it on your FB pages and Twitter feeds?  Thanks friends – Couldn’t do this without all of you!  Stay tuned for chapter three next week and then… at

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Free Download of Chapter One!

With the release date just around the corner, I am excited to share with you chapter one of A Beautiful Mess: A Perfectionist’s Journey Through Self-Care.  This is from the uncorrected proof, which has been corrected many times, but there still might be a couple of minor changes made between the final copy and this one (so if you see one let me know). However, please enjoy and stay tuned

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Expectations of home

As the palm trees came into focus like angry splinters waving in the heat, I knew I was home. Over the course of the last decade, I have made this land where all kinds of differences collide my place of solace.  Decades are markers of sorts the older you get and I had just returned to Southern California after my 10 year reunion in the Pacific Northwest. It seems like

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Going “home”: My impending reunion

It’s July, yet June gloom lingers in the San Gabriel Valley.  As I woke up this morning, subconsciously I pulled a gray shirt over my head.  I realized I am trying to sympathize with the clouds. Everyone, well most Californians, hate that the clouds remain in July as they fantasize about baking on famous beaches. However, today it reminds me of home in the Northwest. I’ve been thinking of “home”

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