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Myself, my books and Titus my cat – this photo tells you nothing

Sandra Dean (Amanda Green) and Titus and my books

A picture speaks a thousand words so they say. I agree. But, they don’t always tell the whole truth. I just took this photo of myself, my books and Titus, my handsome, gorgeous black and white tuxedo cat! What does it tell you? I am

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My 4* book review of ‘Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness’ by Susannah Cahalan’

Well, this book is certainly full of surprises as we read this about a short period in this young lady’s life. Her world is turned upside down as strange, frightening symptoms hit her brain and body. We then learn about the relatively rare illness that has taken over…

I loved the beginning of the book

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We need to reduce the stigma surrounding the homeless. Many of us are surrounded by homelessness yet choose to be ignorant. ‘Filthy Rich and Homeless’ on London Live

My think different t shirt

I watched the whole series of ‘Filthy Rich and Homeless’ on ‘London Live’ last night, and learnt even more about homelessness than I knew already.

The programme was based around five rich volunteers (ranging from 21 – 39 years old) who gave up their money and possessions to put

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Thank you to all who do not stigmatize, who have read my memoirs and supported me/been friends with me afterwards (showing non-stigma) and everyone else for supporting my books!

some of my potted plants

Flowers for you all! I was just thinking about how many lovely on-line friends and author supporters I have, through my blog, facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and other social networks. Some of whom I chat to privately. It got me thinking about how most people in my real life have

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Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and ‘My Alien Self’ finally a paperback on createspace and Amazon!

Front cover of My Alien Self paperback 2013

‘My Alien Self: My Journey Back to Me’ is now for published and for sale on Amazon and Createspace! I’ve even ordered my first copies to get to me on Monday 23rd December, so it is a great Christmas present to myself – to finally have

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Possible ‘Triggering’ when reading memoirs or stories of abuse, mental illness, adversity etc

Just a short note about ‘triggering’ when reading books, especially memoirs, where we know the story is true. I know, from much feedback, that my memoirs can be triggering and have always advised to take it easy; take a break or stop reading completely if events depicted in the book are triggering. There is nothing

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