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John MacLeod
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Dax is still on break, but enjoy this pinup of Parvo, the second of our Secy Space Cats with PhDs.
Today we focus on the second of our sexy space cats with Phds, Parvo. What’s her Phd in? Guess we’ll have to wait and see.
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Money, fame and success are huge motivators, -but when you're lying on your deathbed they become less important. With this in mind, here are 5 Tools To Live A Regret-Free Life! (essay and tools)
5 Tools To Live A Regret-Free Life - Money, fame and success are huge motivators, -but when you're lying on your deathbed they become less important.
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Quotable - Horace Walpole, born 24 September 1717, died 2 March 1797. Read more here: http://bit.ly/1V9a5to
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Download your FREE "P is for President Coloring and Activity Book" sample page and then once you see how much your kid loves it you can go back and leave a pledge and I'll send you the whole dang book! :)
Hello everyone!Here's a FREE sample coloring page from the P is for President Coloring and Activity Book. Just click the image for a hi-res printable version. Please feel free to share this update with all of your friends. Thank you!
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Today we focus on the second of our sexy space cats with Phds, Parvo. What’s her Phd in? Guess we’ll have to wait and see.
Today we focus on the second of our sexy space cats with Phds, Parvo. What’s her Phd in? Guess we’ll have to wait and see.
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About a decade ago I met this guy who I thought was intoxicating. Turns out I was wrong by a few syllables. He was just plain ol’ toxic. Let’s call him Tox to protect his identity.

Even though I knew Tox was a lethal combo of Trouble and Troubled, when we broke up I felt as if my Plan A Life had been pulled out from under me. I had a rough time envisioning how a Plan B storyline could ever rock.

So I healed myself by taking over the storyline. I decided to write a memoir about our challenging relationship – and I knew the ending of my life story in advance.
Spoiler Alert: I knew my memoir needed to have a happy ending.

Of course I was writing the memoir at a time when I was sad and alone – with no happy ending anywhere near sight. Nonetheless I was determined to transform my sad little story into a hugely inspiring Lifetime Movie Of The Week kind of adventure – whereby ultimately the lead character (me!) becomes stronger and happier thanks to all the challenges which she (me!) went through.

With this happy ending top of mind, I began writing my memoir about Tox and me. I started at the beginning – when we first met and fell in love. I planted “red flags” in the storyline – the ones which I had noticed – but ignored. I laughed to myself as I wrote these chapters – wondering if the reader would be catching these “red flags” and yelling at the lead protagonist (me!) for ignoring them. For this reason I began writing some of my backstory – to explain to the reader why and how I had ignored those red flags. I found writing my “back story” very therapeutic. My mood and spirit began to rise.
Another therapeutic benefit to writing my memoir…

I found I was waking up in the morning curious about what would happen to me in that given day – wondering what fateful events might lead me to the happy ending which I was insistent my storyline would include.

I’d bump into an old work colleague or meet a stranger at a coffee shop and wonder: Might this person become an important character in my memoir – someone who leads me to my happy ending?
Even “bad things” automatically showed up as “good things.”

I’d miss a train and wonder: Was I supposed to miss this train? Is this an important plot point in my memoir? Am I supposed to go on the next train – because I’m meant to meet someone special on the next train – someone who’s very important to my memoir’s storyline?

In fact, I discovered so many positive therapeutic benefits in writing my memoir that I began recommending “Memoir Therapy” to both friends and clients.

CLICK to read my top 5 tools for “Memoir Therapy” – so you too can write your way to a happier life!
Memoir Therapy: How To Write Your Way To A Happier Life - an essay with tools by Karen Salmansohn, who helps people write memoirs in her UnBlock Program.
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a lone voice crying in the wilderness...
The “Other Side” Is Not Dumb There’s a fun game I like to play in a group of trusted friends called “Controversial Opinion.” The rules are simple: Don’t t…
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cartoonist (Dishman, Space Kid), geek, quasi-curmudgeon, old stick in the mud... Surfing the waves of monotony since 1957!
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