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This newsletter is being created as my way of saying that I really care about my readers. It is designed to help them strenghten and encourage one another towards emotional and spiritual growth through sharing. This newsletter is in no way meant to be used as a counseling tool, but rather an entertainment tool for personal use. Readers will be able to submit articles relating to their past or present personal emotional/intimate struggles and/or successes. Please do not submit inappropriate articles. I reserve the right to edit all or part of the content of all newsletters so that they may be appropriate for all readers. Articles that are submitted will not be returned. This newsletter will be updated on a monthly basis, or as neccessary.

Let's support each other in a positive environment.

I look forward to interacting with each one of you.

Newsletter Dated: 8/6/2004 9:55:39 PM

Subject: Thanks and Update

I would like to start out by thanking my subscribers for a few things among others:

1)Signing up for the newsletter
2)Being patient while I upgrade my website (for now you can still use the regular website at
3)Taking advantage of the special discount that I am offering this month to my subscribers on Facing Our Skeletons (believe me, it will not get better than this any time soon)

Attention: For those of you residing in the NewYork, Maryland, and Georgia areas, I will be signing copies of Facing Our Skeletons in those areas for this month (August) and next month (September). I will keep you updated as new events are added to my calendar. For more info, go to:

For a snapshot of the next upcoming event, which is next week-end, go to:

Finally, I wanted to share with you a professional review that I received recently for Facing Our Skeletons. This review reflects the book in a very powerful and accurate manner. Reading it will help you to gain a lot of insight on what Facing Our Skeletons is all about:

Facing Our Skeletons by Carmel S. Victor

Review by:
Manes Pierre, M.S. Ph.D. Student
Boarding Instructor
Washington DC

Publisher’s Information:
Facing Our Skeletons, 2003
By Carmel S. victor
Dorrance Publishing, Inc. Pittsburgh, PA
ISBN 0-8059-6290-5

Correspondence to:
Manes Pierre, M.S.
Manes Pierre Consulting Services
P.O. Box 62727
Washington DC 20029

As I was reading this book, my colleagues were very curious as to why I was reading a novel on relationships. Facing Our Skeletons provides a series of excitements, hope, fear, and deceptions that go with the experience of falling in love. The book depicts the story of Stella and her three subsequent relationships with the following gentlemen: Kevin, Michael and Dev. Although Stella has strived to find the love of her life in each of these three men, she has found instead the brokenness of heart and soul.
The book has 124 pages and is broken into 33 chapters. The author has captured both the appetite and the imagination of the reader through each dialogue. She has also proven that she is an accomplished novelist by allowing the story to flow with her command of the English language.

The construction of the book, including its cover, meshes well with its chapters and lends itself successfully to the subsequent drama and suspense of each of the characters. Each dialogue is preceded by an anecdotal which leads the reader to follow the story with ease and clarity. Victor projects the issues and the many intra-personal conflicts that kept lulling Stella into the arms of the wrong partner.
The content of the story conforms to the nomenclature of such disciplines such as psychology, sociology and conflict resolution. Victor presents the characters as individuals who wanted the best out of their relationships but were unable to fulfill their wishes due to their own individual issues. However, Stella was able to overcome the pain of her unstable relationships through self-actualization. Finally, she decided to change her life’s priorities by putting God first.

I highly recommend this book to all men and women who are thinking about dating or who are currently dating. This novel offers some prescriptions or ground rules for what to look for in an intimate relationship in terms of red flags. It is specially recommended to practitioners in the field of psychology, sociology and conflict resolution. Although the quality of the manuscript was excellent, I was able to identify two typos. Nevertheless, the credibility of the content of the novel does not suffer since those typos did not alter the meaning of the story. I give this book an “A.”

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