5 Steps to Take After Experiencing Pet Loss

Cooley Marcie Keithley

“Sometimes losing a pet is more painful than losing a human because in the case of the pet, you were not pretending to love it.” – Amy Sedaris After 11 years, I lost my German Shepherd last week. As you may know, my story The Shoebox Effect starts off with the night I found my…

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How to Give Yourself the Do Over You Deserve

“In case you never get a second chance: don’t be afraid!” “And what if you do get a second chance?” “You take it!” C. JoyBell C. We’ve all been there. Maybe it is that lost love, the one that got away. It could be that opportunity you walked by. Not taking a chance due to…

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The Power of a Dog & a Shoebox

All you need is a dog and a shoebox and you can change your world. Marcie Keithley True statement. Although ten years ago if you told me that, I would have flashed you a look of sheer amazement. Sort of like you’re doing now, right? Just what am I talking about? Well, if you read…

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5 Memoirs You MUST Read in 2019

“If you don’t have time to read, you don’t have the time (or the tools) to write. Simple as that.”  – Stephen King Anyone who’s ever studied the art of writing knows that to be a good writer, you have to be a great reader. And, on that point, to be the best writer at…

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The Heavy Price We Pay for Secrets

Marcie and Roger

 “We all have secrets. The truths we can’t face. The wounds too painful to examine. We tuck them inside a box and promise ourselves that later, when we’re strong enough, we’ll open the box.” Marcie Keithley Secrets. We all have them. Tucked away quietly on a shelf that we choose to ignore. Sometimes they find…

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