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Books
· The Adventures of Covenant Cove

· Stranger Lurking in the Shadows

· The Ultimate Guide to Living Longer and Feeling Younger: The Essential Nutr

· GANGS: How to Keep Your Children Away from Gangs, Drugs & Violence

· HOW TO BUY A HOME USING A VA LOAN: What Every Home Buyer Should Know

· Beginners Tips for Horse Training: What Every Horse Trainer Should Know

· How to Purify Your Drinking Water: Understanding the Importance of Purifyin

· The Complete Herbal Guide: A Natural Approach to Healing the Body - Heal Yo

· Learn How to Become Wealthy Selling Ebooks on the Internet

· Epilepsy You're Not Alone


Short Stories
· Stranger Lurking In the Shadows

· Tish’s Story

· Trish’s Story

· Mike's Story

· Shirley's Story

· Jane Gillespie Story

· Donna’s Story

· My Father Was My Hero – If He Couldn’t Build It No One Could

· The Ultimate Home

· What is your destiny?


Articles
· Buddha’s Herbs: The nature’s miracle GREEN TEA WITH HERBS with Chamomile, T

· Ways to Get Rid of Kidney Stones Naturally

· Are You Bloated? This Herbal Has Helped Many with Bloatness...

· A super herb used to heal digestive problems along with kidney, liver and b

· Buddha’s Herbs Tea: The nature’s miracle WINGS Containing Ginger, Lemon G

· 2014 Top Recommended Health Products

· 10 steps to boost your self-confidence

· Is organic stevia better than sugar and other artificial sweeteners?

· PROFESSIONAL CHOICE VITAMINS: The # 1 Doctors Choice in Vitamins

· Sandra Bullock Goes Dog Crazy for Dogs with Special Needs


Poetry
· Nestling By the Fire with My Dog Jaliela

· Listen To Your Heart and Adopt a Dog Today

· Dogs Bring New Meaning to Life

· Dogs Bring Peace and Happiness into Our Hearts

· Dogs Hold the Keys to Our Hearts

· Dogs Are Gifts from the Heaven Above

· I’ll Be There by Your Side

· Puppy Love

· A Love of a Lifetime

· SUPERDOGGIE

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There's Always a Positive Way to Look at Things
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At eighteen, I was issued a license—that right of passage so important for a young person striving for independence and autonomy. I was even more excited to get my license since I always felt different from the other kids and that I had something to prove. Now, the gap was closing (no pun intended) and I was just like all the other teenagers, one of the gang, the cool girl in school with a license.

Picking my friends up and driving to the mall quickly became a ritual. We shopped until we dropped and enjoyed every precious moment. We helped each other pick clothes, buying like crazy until our wallets were empty. The morning after a shopping spree would find as at one or the other’s house, helping each other get into our new pants that we purposely bought two sizes smaller. One of us would get on the bed and the other two would help pull up the pants. I can still hear Marie yelling at me to stop breathing and hold in my stomach!

No new purchase was sacred; we swapped our new clothes and could make three new outfits look like ten. As our closets grew, so did our friendships. We bonded, shopping being the experience that brought us closer. No matter how different we each were in personality, we all had a love for shopping in common.

At nineteen, life changed, as you would expect, it should for a young woman about to become an adult. Only my change wasn’t typical. While I was driving with my boyfriend (who is now my husband) on a winding, country road in New Jersey, I suddenly went into a seizure. My muscles tightened, my arms curved to the left and my foot went all the way down on the gas pedal. Our future together flashed before us as the car headed straight toward a telephone poll. Fighting me for the wheel was worse than fighting a boxer or wrestler. I had no control and while in the throes of the seizure, I had the strength of a couple of bouncers. Finally my boyfriend got control over the car, steering it safely away from the pole and bringing it to a stop. By then my seizure had passed and a new era in my life began. An angel was watching over us and spared our lives that day, but my license was revoked and my days at the mall became fewer and more difficult to arrange.

I never expected that not being able to shop whenever I desired some ‘retail therapy’ would have such an impact on my life, but it did. I became a prisoner in my own home, no longer able to hop into the car and go to the mall, to Dunkin Donuts for a cup of coffee or Blockbusters for a video. I was at the mercy of other people’s schedules. Not one to ask for people’s help, my isolation became chronic. I felt very alone. I was a strong, independent person and I wanted to take care of myself. I wanted to be that successful woman working in New York, shopping her heart out after work then going to the bar to have enjoy an evening martini with friends. But that ideal wasn’t realistic, my dreams didn’t seem to have a chance. My confidence was shaken, my self-esteem at an all time low. How was I going to be a success? I had epilepsy. Where was my life going? What was my purpose? I was depressed, hiding from the world and feeling hopeless inside. Afraid to tell others how I felt, I was trapped.

Having the freedom to choose where, when and how you want to go somewhere is something we all take for granted. I didn’t realize how my shopping helped me until it was out of reach. Going to the mall had allowed me to focus on all the pretty things and my old wounds took a back seat to the pleasure of shopping. As time passed, I began to accept my disorder and the consequences it brought along with it. I learned to accept the limitations in my life. We all have them. We all need help sometime or another. I finally broke through the wall that had become my prison and I began to heal when I sat my family and friends down, opened my heart and let my feelings and emotions pour out. I shared the hurt I felt and explained how I did not want to feel pitied or be a burden. My family and friends reached out and I opened my heart and let them in. Something happened, something magical that brought us each closer to one another.

There’s no substitute for the fun I have with my girlfriends on a day at the mall. However, the wonders of technology have opened up the world and I have become an avid internet shopper. Shopping, in every form will always be my escape, a pleasure that helps keep old wounds healed and brings peace to my soul, much to the chagrin of my husband-and to the delight of my neighbors who speculate about what’s going on between me and the UPS man.



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