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I Am Happy When I Meet Someone New

I am happy when I meet someone new. When I look them straight in the eyes to say hello they feel happy, too.  Do you look people in the eyes when you meet them? ~Excerpt from the I Am Happy series of children’s picture books I was doing an author visit at an elementary school… Read More…

I Am Happy When I Am Wearing Exactly What I Want To Wear

I am happy when I am wearing exactly what I want to wear. Even if it is a little crazy. What do you like to wear? Is it crazy? ~excerpt from Book Two of the I Feel Happy series of children’s picture books I was in third grade when I realized, for the first time,… Read More…

It’s Okay To Be Happy!

Negativity is nothing more than a socially accepted form of mental illness. I know people who, when asked how their day was, have never said, “I had a good day!” Instead, they say, “It was okay,” no matter how good it was. I remember being in a room full of people once, at a seminar.… Read More…

I Want My Mama Back

I Want My Mama Back

A long, long time ago, when I was about to finish high school, I wanted to be a flight attendant. It sounded glamourous to me, and I had never been on a plane before, so wasn’t afraid to fly yet. A recruiter came to my house to interview me for Flight Attendant School. She wanted… Read More…

Dare to be Different

When I was very young I wanted to be special. I didn’t really know what special meant, but I wanted it to mean that I would be different than my parents. I loved my parents, it’s just that I didn’t want their life. I didn’t want to get married young and have a bunch of… Read More…

Forgive Yourself

Forgive Yourself

by Denise Barry Forgive Yourself Last holiday season I witnessed people deny responsibility for themselves, rage irrationally and act petty, jealous and egotistical. They were abusive to others, in denial about their behavior and experienced a total loss of control. The total loss of control was mine actually. After witnessing all of this craziness, I… Read More…

I Was A Controlling Mom

When my daughter asked me to chaperone the community service event she was organizing for school I casually said, “Sure, no problem.” But secretly my heart soared! It had been years since I was allowed to go on a field trip with either of my kids. The last few I attended were because I wasn’t… Read More…