Author Archives: Susan J. Elliott

3/2 Check-in Thread

I don’t know how it is where anyone else is, but here in the Northeastern US, March came in like a lion. Please go out like a lamb. Here is your new check-in thread. How is everyone doing???

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D-bom Moments

For those new on the blog, this is another abbreviation we use around here, so this is how it began: “We see and understand more about our behaviors. We come aware. And aware. And aware. . . Often, we feel … Continue reading

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Real Respect and Real Love In Action

Real love is a permanently self-enlarging experience. – M. Scott Peck This has been requested over and over again. One thing I’ve written about is that most people don’t understand that saying “He’s in a better place.” (after a death), … Continue reading

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Is It Grief or Is It a Pity Party?

In the first reviews of Getting Past Your Breakup, it was lauded for its depiction and explanation of the grief process and how it applies to breakups. It hadn’t been “done” by many other authors and having spent almost 15 … Continue reading

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Recycling Redux

“Grief is a spiral. But am I going up or coming down?” ~ C.S. Lewis This is response to a comment in the Check-in Thread, but it’s always good to re-run it. I talk about recycling in GBOT because dating … Continue reading

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Coward-Crazy-Lying-Liar-Cheaty McCheat Cheat

I’m going to start doing a short commentary on litigants on judge shows and their wacky behavior, but for today I’m going to do a long post (a diatribe, actually) on one group of nutjobs that appeared on Judges Mathis … Continue reading

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50 Shades of Ick

I really have issues with this book – poorly written and promoting something I find disturbing. Because of my abuse history, I thought it was me but since I’ve let my feelings be known, others have come out to thank … Continue reading

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Name That Character Contest

I’m writing my first fiction work. I am really struggling with character names and keep changing them. So many people seem to really like making suggestions so I thought you guys might and I’ll turn it into a contest. I … Continue reading

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2/16 Check-in Post

Valentine’s Day is OVER, the holidays are OVER! Let’s get back to HEALING! How is everyone doing???? If you posted late in the last check-in post, feel free to copy here.

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