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Just Because...

I recently met a friend who has just started suffering from panic attacks. I was really shocked to hear how much his life has changed but I also felt inspired in terms of how well he was coping with everything. 222 more words

Ashling: My Blogs

User Guide

“The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks.”

–          Christopher Hitchens

            Greetings, my friends!

            I thought it would be useful to begin this blog with a sort of user’s manual, or a guide with which to approach my writing. 673 more words


The terrible thing that happened to Barnaby Brocket

This is another book of John Boyne I really enjoyed reading this month. I love John Boyne´s (children) books for their surprising creativeness and hidden messages. 593 more words

Books I Love

The Only Chip in the Cookie

I’m sure you’ve noticed by now that I am African-American (Black American – an American citizen of African decent by way of the Atlantic slave trade of the 16 – 19th centuries).   815 more words

All About Me

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back?

“At any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.” – Abraham Maslow

So true. And given that choice many people pick safety…comfort…the familiar…the norm. 380 more words

Personal Reflections