Monthly Archives: August 2011

Better Nature

A thousand compassionate prayers go spiraling into the heavens, disparate voices with one shared thought: worry for the welfare of a stranger. It is a common effort, arising spontaneously without communication, without planning, minds and hearts blazing forth pure light– a communion … Continue reading

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Reframing

One of the most important communication techniques in trauma therapy is REFRAMING. The concept of reframing appears often in neuro-linguistic programming and in the works of Milton Erickson, who was renowned for his ability to do “instant cures” with just … Continue reading

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My Brother the Mass Murderer???

My brother called me a while back, quite upset. He had had a really bad day the day before. His power flickered sometime during the early morning hours, so his alarm didn’t go off. He woke up to find he … Continue reading

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Tips for Newbies: What is all this ISBN stuff?

If you are considering self-publishing (SP), you’re probably hearing about ISBNs. First off, let’s define it. ISBN stands for International Standard Book Number. It’s the number that goes with the bar code on the back of your book. It is … Continue reading

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Tips for Newbies: What is “Published”?

In the old days–you know, just a few years ago–publishing a book meant producing a volume printed on paper, using an offset press (ink on paper). Offset was expensive to set up, involving editing of multiple galley proofs, so  minimum … Continue reading

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