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Inspirational Nonfiction

Close Encounters of a Disordered Kind: Surviving and Thriving Amidst the Challenges of Alcoholism and Personality Disorders

This book presents the author’s upbringing with a narcissistic mother, and her lifetime of subsequent struggles and triumphs in chaotic interpersonal relationships, which were significantly influenced by alcoholism and challenging personality issues. The narrative takes a well-referenced dive into specific Cluster B personality disorders and their varying manifestations from a layperson’s point of view. The damaging effects of alcohol abuse on the author’s family are detailed, including possible fetal alcohol syndrome/effect, her oldest son’s sociopathy, her youngest son’s death, her daughter’s struggles with bipolar disorder—and her journey to understanding her disproportionate attraction to men who lacked conscience and empathy Read more »

Miracle Girl: Finding the missing piece

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A life changed forever by rape:
pregnant
refuses abortion
horrific car crash

Roxy enrolls in college. Fellow classmate Jason–cute, athletic, the college mascot–who did backflips when they scored–becomes her boyfriend. He wants sex. Roxanne said no. “I almost tore his penis off.”

Deans ignore her plea for help.
Points Jason out at the fitness center: “Better watch out. He’ll try to rape you.”
College president calls. Rox is threatened with expulsion.

Roxanne remains a passionate, high-energy woman. She lives live to the fullest. Throughout, she embodies Hemingway’s credo–grace under pressure Read more »

The ARTISTRY of SELF: A Guide to Developing the Skills to Cultivate Your Best Self.

The ARTISTRY of SELF represents an invigorating and fresh new approach to self-discovery and self-development. People are dynamic and changeable but most do not know how to change, develop and create themselves the way they want to be. Self-actualization can be achieved through comprehension and cultivation of capabilities and operational states. The ARTISTRY of SELF presents an approach to viewing the overall nature of self, self-development, and self-actualization. It provides a framework for understanding, as well as, offering the methods to master the skills that will enable you to develop and self-actualize as your best self Read more »