All Things New: Meet Author Lauren Miller!

Peace from Panic

All Things New is an amazing Young Adult book that I just read and absolutely loved!

I’m grateful that the lovely author, Lauren Miller, reached out to me after reading a post I wrote on NAMI’s national blog, detailing my experience as a presenter for NAMI’s Ending the Silence. I visit high schools and speak to students about mental illness. Very fitting, as Lauren’s book centers around a girl who has severe panic attacks.

All Things New is about 17-year-old Jessa, who has anxiety and panic attacks and doesn’t tell anyone. She becomes very good at hiding her secret and pretending. She gets in a horrific car accident, that leaves her with scars and a brain injury. She leaves her old life in California to live with her dad in Colorado. Her anxiety becomes worse. Until she meets Marshall, a boy with a heart defect who helps bring Jessa out…

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Mindelate Is 1 of The Top Anxiety Blogs of 2017!! – Mind Elate


I feel honoured and humbled to have been included in the top 26 anxiety blogs to follow by Home Remedies For Life. This post is a shout out to them as a massive thank you! But also a chance to thank all my followers and readers. My content is…

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My chromebook now prints

Tessa Can Do It! Positivity is Catching!

What a task. It took many websites through Google and 20 or so different sites to put together a procedure that worked and it now prints. First I had to get my printer hooked up to our WIFI network. I couldn’t do it at first when I installed it for my old computer. So googled there too since the directions didn’t work.

I am slowly learning the more important tasks with the “Dummies” book, and googling.

Tessa – advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also devout Christian

Author – (this blog contains my old work, new work is on this blog

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Tina Turner, Hondas and Shoe Horns – Mrs. Completely


I used to drive a Toyota Corolla, 5-speed, manual transmission car.  I loved her.  I called her Midge.  She was quick and nimble and had lots of power with the manual transmission.  She was comfortable and dependable and even…

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Biasini Speaks About the Flying Reindeer!


Well Dear Humans , winter is here. This is what the paddocks look like now.


And there are decorations on the barn doors for the Mid-Winter Festival.


Also there has been a lot of chatter amongst the humans  about the Festival.  It seems there is a problem with the little humans getting older and ceasing to believe in an elderly man named Klaus who lives at the North Stick. (Oh, my human, Ma Leueen, has just interrupted me to say it is a ‘Pole’ not a stick…..ok….whatever.) So Elder Klaus lives there and he has a group of creatures the humans call Elves. These are small and look like humans but have pointed ears. We horses call them Sprites.  So…. the Sprites make playthings for the little humans and then on the night before the Big Day of the Mid-Winter Festival they put all the playthings into a sleigh and…

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Christmas Gift Idea Sites

The Illinoisan

Not done with your Christmas shopping yet? Let me help you out with that. I have quality products for as low as $1.00 and I also have some great stocking stuffers. Have fun looking through my sites and shopping for the upcoming holiday season.

*10% of all sales I make between now and Dec 25th will be donated to the Multiple Sclerosis Society since I have MS.

For breast cancer awareness jewelry, knitted ponytail beanies and more go to:

For candles, tarts, warmers, cute animals (for aroma beads), aromatherapy items, chalk paints and gel wax go to:

For makeup erasers, cellu-cups, bath bombs, skin care, eyes, lips, face and more go to:

For blankets, sheets, kitchen items, bath & beauty items, cleaning and organization go to:

For bath fizzy disks, kids leggings, unicorn canvases, bags & purses, candles, essential oils, DESIGN YOUR OWN ITEMS SHOPPE, Inspirational…

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I wouldn’t want to jinx myself…

Cyranny's cove


For some reason, my tablet’s tantrum seems to be over. I say seems because I know how very dearly Murphy’s Laws hold on to me. I might wake up tomorrow morning to the same “let me kick you out every couple of minutes” glitch, but since I got home from work, everything’s been just fine.

I don’t know if it is because of the menacing threats to throw it out of the window (you kick me out, I kick you out… Sounded fair to me!) or if it was my absolute inaction that persuaded my Lenovo buddy to cut me some slack… But it did!

I would like to thank all of you, who have given smart advices, and the others who have provided me with moral support through a great deal of humor (I needed it… Badly!)

Again, I just might write again tomorrow, cursing and all… But…

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lucinda E Clarke

So far, this year I have read 126 books. I know this because I have a spreadsheet and mark up when I download, read, review and post. It might seem a bit %^%%^ retentive, but it’s the only way I can keep track. When you get on a bit, it’s easy to pick up a book and be into the second chapter before you realize you’ve read it before. Usually the Big A will tell you if you’ve already bought one, but DH’s friend passes on stacks of paperbacks and occasionally I read one of those as well.

The books I’m including in my Best Reads of 2017 include traditionally, and indie published but this last group probably makes up the bulk of my reads.

You are not likely to see any romance, fantasy or erotica on the list, as they are not my personal preferred genres. I like action…

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Dutch Bros. Coffee

The Pink Herald's Blog

I make my own coffee every morning.  There are days I like to treat myself.  Being in Northern California, there is an amazing coffee company called Dutch Bros.  If you’ve never heard of them, or worse yet, haven’t tried their coffee, you’re truly missing out!

There is a Dutch Bros. near my office (about 5 minutes away).  What sets this coffee stand apart from the (self-dubbed), ‘Evil Empire (the coffee joint that must not be name – but has a celestial sign + a word meaning money), is it’s product and staff.

While, you can’t go inside, sit down at a table and suck up free Wi-Fi, you can order at the walk-up window or pull up to one of two drive-thrus.   There you can order an assortment of coffees, teas and blended drinks.

As a coffee purist (also self-dubbed), if you’re among the few people who don’t need coffee…

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I Tried It: Home Chef Meal Delivery Product Review


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Originally posted on The Purple Almond:
Would it surprise you if I told you that in 2015-2016, Americans spent more money eating in restaurants than on groceries? (1) That’s right, for the first time in history, Americans spent more in…