I saw this amazing quote the other day that honestly says it all. I can allow my painful feelings to visit me without allowing them to move all of their shit into my guest room, leave their gross dishes in my sink and not pay rent. Hmm, resonate? We mere mortals are funny. We stop…

Last week I listened to a podcast from Dr. Caroline Leaf, Neuroscientist and Christian on healing the brain. The brain and the mind are not one in the same. We know that our brain is an organ underneath our skull serving to control and organize mental and physical action; much like an events coordinator. The…

“In each industry, harassment had it’s own particular sociology. In restaurants, liquor was omnipresent at the workplace, eroding judgment and loosening inhibitions, and managers were often loath to confront customers who got out of line. Silicone Valley was filled with young men who got rich overnight and felt accountable to no one. In shipyards, construction…

Dear Fear,   Sick and tired of being sick and tired Had as much of you as I can take I’m so done, so over being afraid I’ve gone through the motions I’ve been back and forth I know that you’re thinking you’ve heard this before I don’t know how to say it So I’m…

This is a book I am currently working on. I think this excerpt may help you..It did me and I wrote it. What are you thinking? Have you ever asked yourself that question? It’s a question that I should be asking more. We tend to think we don’t have control over our thoughts but in…

Over the weekend, I watched a documentary on Netflix. On Princess Diana. The documentary consisted of secret interviews with the Princess. Her voice, her story. I sat there stunned as she had prophesied over her life at age 13. She told her father that she would marry someone in the public eye. She went on…

I hate meetings. They sit subconsciously in my brain, taking up space. I prepare for them in my notebooks. I travel to them, and then back again, in the middle of my work days. And what do most meetings usually result in? You guessed it — more meetings. When I worked as Director of Leadership…

Did you know that 90% of an icebergs mass is underwater and can extend  between 600 to 700 feet below the surface? But what is the purpose of an iceberg? I mean they can be as big as Connecticut so there must be a purpose ( not that size has anything to do with it)…

Thought I’d share the beginning excerpt from my book ( in rewrites now), Just Relax. It’s suspense fiction. Premise based around the Metoo movement. Set in Winter Park.     You are not hidden, never a moment you were forgotten. You are not hopeless, though you’ve been broken, your innocence stolen. I hear your whisper…

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Shannon Stoddard

Shannon Stoddard is a mother, writer, author. She writes suspense ( psychological) fiction. She is a member of the American Writers & Artists, Inc. and is an advocate for women facing any type of oppression. Her background is marketing but she also holds a degree in psychology. Shannon will be delving into topics that speak to the heart of women. Check out her website, Settle Down Soul.

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