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Delray Beach, FL, Westport, MA, United States
Undergraduate degree, Colby College; MA in English, Columbia Teacher's College; former high school English teacher in three states; former owner of interior design co. with MA from R.I. School of Design. Barking Cat Books published my first book in 2009 titled, MINOR LEAGUE MOM: A MOTHER'S JOURNEY THROUGH THE RED SOX FARM TEAMS. My humorous manuscript titled ELDERLY PARENTS WITH ALL THEIR MARBLES: A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR THE KIDS was published in June, 2014. In 2015 A SURVIVAL GUIDE won a gold medal in the self-help category at the Florida Authors & Publishers Association conference. In 2018 Barking Cat Books published my SURVIVING YOUR DREAM VACATION: 75 RULES TO KEEP YOUR COMPANION TALKING TO YOU ON THE ROAD. See website By CLICKING HERE.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Stress Management Tips

With the publication of ELDERLY PARENTS WITH ALL THEIR MARBLES: A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR THE KIDS coming in June, I found this on the internet and thought it had a couple of gems. Sorry I can't give an attribution.


 1.  Accept the fact that some days you're the pigeon, and some days you're the statue.

 2.  Keep your words soft, in case you have to eat them some day.

 3.  If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague.

 4.  If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably worth it.

 5.  Don't put both feet in your mouth at the same time, because then you won't have a leg to stand on.

 6.  Nobody cares if you can't dance well.  At least you got up there.

 7.  When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.

 8.  Birthdays are good for you.  Consider the alternative.

 9.  Some mistakes are much too fun to make only once.

10.  A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour.

11. We could learn a lot from crayons.  Some are sharp, some are pretty, and some are dull.
      Some have weird names and all are different colors, but they all come from the same box.