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Shannon is a counselor, social worker, scuba dive instructor, writer, mother, traveler, and dreamer. My writing are varied and vast, sometimes thoughtful, sometimes educational, sometimes silly and fun. I have had a lot of adventures snd continue to gain experience in anything I can. Ask me anything and I will do my best to answer! 

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  • Setting Effective Personal Boundaries
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    Setting Effective Personal Boundaries

    3 months ago

    People set a boundary to define and protect our physical, emotional, mental, sexual, spiritual, financial, or other space. Setting the boundary is necessary to protect and take care of ourselves.

  • What the Expletive is Codependency?
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    What the Expletive is Codependency?

    3 months ago

    A real life definition from a recovering codependent and counselor.

  • Country Fried ANYTHING
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    Country Fried ANYTHING

    4 years ago

    Nothing says southern like Chicken Fried. Anything, I mean ANYTHING can be batter fried. There are variations to what you put in the batter if you want a State Fair Style fried Twinkie or some fresh caught catfish, but...

  • Easy 3 Ingredient White Gravy from Scratch
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    Easy 3 Ingredient White Gravy from Scratch

    4 years ago

    Ok. The title of this hub is deceiving. I'll admit it. There is nothing really "easy" about gravy. Gravy is a delicate art form that new Southern wives either concede to their mothers or struggle with for a...

  • Organic DIY Homemade Sugar Honey Lemon Face and Body Wax
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    Organic DIY Homemade Sugar Honey Lemon Face and Body Wax

    4 years ago

    I had a problem. I have extremely sensitive skin. Almost no salon product can be used on my face or body without it causing me more pain and ugly than creating any beauty. Although I've endured salon waxing before for...

  • Codependent
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    Codependent

    4 years ago

    I had a dream last night. I was in a counselor’s office and I was fumbling and bumbling with a piece of kleenex that I’d been crying into. I was working out how I could manage. Working out how I could move...

  • Dear Jerk
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    Dear Jerk

    4 years ago

    I don’t get it. There are more eloquent ways of putting it. But that eloquence would be wasted on you. I just don’t get it. How can you look into the face of that angelic child and hurt them? Where does...

  • "I'd F**k Her, But I Wouldn't Date Her."
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    "I'd F**k Her, But I Wouldn't Date Her."

    4 years ago

    I am friends with a lot of guys. That sort of odd chronic platonicity with so many dude friends gives a heterosexual chick this sort of view into the inner lair of male thought. And although you wouldn’t think so,...

  • Shoe Addiction: What is it about shoes?
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    Shoe Addiction: What is it about shoes?

    4 years ago

    I’ve been asked many times what it is about shoes that makes this normally very ungirly girl, turn into a raging mass of estrogen and pink hair bows. What is it anyway? Well, if you’re reading this while...

  • Making It Through Hard Times
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    Making It Through Hard Times

    4 years ago

    They say when climbing Everest, the struggle is so much that you concentrate on nothing but breath. One then the next then the next. You labor to just make it through the next breath so that you can then make it through...

  • Pinterest Makes Me Feel Like a Girl.
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    Pinterest Makes Me Feel Like a Girl.

    4 years ago

    So, I joined Pinterest today. I had browsed it a little bit, but I didn’t think it was for me. I am a mother of three boys. I am a humor writer who’s focus is generally on more “toilet humor” or...

  • God, As You Understand Him, For the Athiest (or otherwise non-Christian)
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    God, As You Understand Him, For the Athiest (or otherwise non-Christian)

    3 years ago

    AA, NA and other spirituality-based programs for recovery will tell you that one of the first steps to recovery is to come to believe in a Power greater than yourself and make a decision to turn yourself over to...

  • Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Child Protective Services
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    Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Child Protective Services

    5 weeks ago

    What you should know if CPS becomes involved in your family, based on my years of experience as a CPS worker.

  • Breaking in a New Baseball Glove
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    Breaking in a New Baseball Glove

    6 years ago

    There are a number of ways you can break in a baseball glove. The manufacturer of your glove will likely be able to give you the best practice for your particular glove. I recommend this if you are using a more high end...

  • Top Angry Break Up Songs
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    Top Angry Break Up Songs

    6 years ago

    This list is not for the faint of heart. This list consists of titles for angry women who are fed up or just need some empowerment to get them through. Enjoy the list. Comment with additions! I didn't include a lot of...

  • The imagination of boys
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    The imagination of boys

    6 years ago

    Oh the joy of youthful imagination of boys where the history book holds great tales of adventure at sea and with sword Where the exploration of Columbus does not bore like it did I but places a boy into a man ...

  • Rainy Season
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    Rainy Season

    6 years ago

    Hello little blue-gray cloud Hovering over my everything Daring me to step from under Daring me to get away I remember you. I will try and you will follow Dropping sprinkles on my straight hair Putting puddles in my...

  • Bad Day
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    Bad Day

    6 years ago

    I NEED... To scream as loud as I can As long as I can Until the anger Pain frustration Manifests from the tip of my toes To the top of my voice And leaves me I need a friend So I can vomit words Until every metaphor...

  • Tap Dancing Because It's Fun
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    Tap Dancing Because It's Fun

    6 years ago

    I had cancer. I'd been waiting for a mind-altering four weeks to find out. I believed it to be impossible and even chastised myself for being so terrified of it. Then there it was; cancer with all its details....

  • Five Skunks Named Flower
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    Five Skunks Named Flower

    6 years ago

    My children were, in fact, raised in a barn. Through their toddler-hood, we all lived together in that barn. I should point out that this barn was not red, but a fine shade of aluminum. (Nothing was too good for my...

  • The Fury
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    The Fury

    6 years ago

    I'm not afraid of the fury anymore. For a long time, the fury consumed me. The rage hung around me like a throbbing aura and no matter how I tried, I could not fill it with fresh, clean, thin air. I surrounded myself...

  • How to obtain an LPC license in Texas
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    How to obtain an LPC license in Texas

    6 years ago

    Anyone interested in becoming a licensed professional counselor (LPC) needs to understand that you must obtain a professional license through your state prior to starting your counseling career. Once you've made the...

  • Dirty Lawn Care
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    Dirty Lawn Care

    6 years ago

    My immediate neighbor has the largest, most unkempt tree known to man. As a result only half of my yard and none of her yard has even a single blade of grass. A problem by itself, but more importantly, she pays ...

  • Beginner's Guide to Learning Guitar
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    Beginner's Guide to Learning Guitar

    4 years ago

    So you’ve looked at a guitar and thought, I can play that. Then you went and you got one (or borrowed one) and suddenly realized that you don’t have any idea what to do now. You can see that other guy just...

  • 10 ways to show your children you love them
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    10 ways to show your children you love them

    6 years ago

    A list of tips for how to show children 1 to 21 that you love them written by someone who sees families everyday and gets real input from real kids.

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