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Featured Author on Red Headed Book Lover Blog

"I am excited to tell you a little bit more about author Carol D. Marsh whose book Nowhere Else I Want to Be charmed and moved me from beginning to end. "I personally would recommend this book to all of those that love memoirs but really the book can be read by anybody as it is flawlessly...

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New 5-Star Review fo Nowhere Else I Want to Be: A Memoir

Over at Red-headed Book Lover Blog there's a new review of my memoir, "Nowhere Else I Want to Be." "Nowhere Else I Want to Be has to be one of the most moving memoirs I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Carol D. Marsh is the author of Nowhere Else I Want to Be and throughout her book she...

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An article from Better Help

I've recently made a connection with the online organization, BETTER HELP COUNSELING (link HERE). This is an organization that provides online and affordable counseling. They recently came across an old blog post of mine (from a blog on which I no longer post but that seems to be still alive out...

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Caregivers Self-Care: FREE Booklet

Here is a FREE booklet on self-care that you're welcome to view, study, download -- create your own self-care plan!

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Book Review: My Favorite Color is Blue. Sometimes

As part of my series of self-care, I'm reviewing this book: My Favorite Color is Blue. Sometimes. A Journey Through Loss with Art and Color. by Roger Hutchison, Brewster, MA Paraclete Press, 2017. (NOTE: Paraclete Press sent me this book in return for an honest review.) My Favorite Color is...

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Short-listed for Sarton Women's Book Award

I'm happy to announce that my book - "Nowhere Else I Want to Be: A Memoir" - is shortlisted in the Memoir Category for the SARTON WOMEN'S BOOK AWARD. Here's a link to the announcement page. Winners will be announced at the end of March, 2018. Purchase a signed copy of "Nowhere Else I Want...

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Caregivers' Self-Care: Post #3

This is the third post in a series about self-care for caregivers. In the previous post, I suggested you think about, then journal about or discuss these questions: 1. Remembering a time when you felt burned-out, note how your body felt. (Be specific, i.e., upset stomach, headaches, etc) 2....

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Caregivers Self-Care - Post #2

(NOTE: In mid-December, I announced the start of a new marketing and content campaign that I called Caring for the Caregivers. I've discovered an online nonprofit with that very name, so I'm changing the name of this blog series to Caregivers' Self-Care.) I wrote this in the December 15...

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Caring for the Caregivers

We all know them: people (women, mostly) who are so busy taking care of other people they don't take care of themselves. Mothers are the classic example for those of us who have been blessed with caring mothers. I'm thinking a lot about this topic these days while I begin a major marketing...

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Dismissing the Other

There is a lot of evidence from surveys and studies to tell us that members of minorities regularly face a kind of subtle discrimination that is difficult to name but deeply felt. Recently, I was party to an interaction that forcibly brought home to me how this happens, what it looks like, and...

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