"I love this book! Although I've reviewed books before, this is the first one I really enjoyed reviewing, and found myself expanding in process...its message is consistently positive and uplifting, its advice is timely and timeless, and its prescriptions for personal growth are, best of all, simple and doable. This is kitchen table wisdom at its best." ~John C. Robinson, Ph.D, author of Death of a Hero

Meet Rossana

 

Rossana Snee is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. She is the mother of two grown sons, and the wife of an elevator mechanic who is the wind beneath her wings. She is an avid reader, whose passions include playing two instruments, painting, languages, and working out.

The Flip Side of Rejection!

When I was 25 years old, I fell in love. Or so I thought. I was young, impressionable, and ready for love. Jim was 10 years my senior, could sing, play the guitar, and knew just how to capture an innocent beauty with his charms.

 

After three months or so, and after declaring his undying love for me, Jim disappeared without a word. I had been ghosted. Pain shot through me unrelentingly. I had been rejected with no explanation. There was no closure, nothing to hold onto to help me understand what happened, and why.

 

That was nearly three decades ago. And as it turns out, that rejection proved to be an exceptional thing. More on that in a minute. Read on...

 

At one point or another, you've been rejected. And if you haven't been yet, it's more than likely that you will be. It's a natural occurrence in life. And it hurts. Bad! Rejection can show up in many ways—from a click in high school, a co-worker, a boss, a parent, a sibling, a love interest, etc. No matter how it manifests, you'll feel its sharp sting.

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What Calms You Down?
Stress is a part of life. It affects everyone at one time or another. Some stressors are quite serious, while others show up in the way of annoyances that come and go like our moods.
No matter what kind of stress you're experiencing, it can still affect you—either physically or mentally, and sometimes both. In whatever way stress comes into your life, you need some tools to manage it.
When you aren't stressed out, think of several things that calm you down. It can be walking by the ocean as the waves cool your feet. It can be lying in a hammock drinking a margarita. For me it would be walking through a book store. 
Whatever it is for you, put that in your mental bank. Then next time you are beginning to feel stressed, sit back and bring back those images.
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"Weed out what you no longer need in your life. Make room for the seeds of your future."

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