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I've written two books paying homage to the written word and its healing powers. My third book offers inspiration and guidance to those suffering unrequited love. The book is a melting pot of personal stories, history, pop culture, literature and advice. I've written for Woman's Day, Country Living, Marie Claire, and The Huffington Post. I'm currently working toward a master's in social work with the end goal of being a licensed clinical social worker and having my own therapy practice. I hope to create a safe haven for those feeling misguided, broken hearted, dejected or anyone who just needs to talk.

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Samara O'Shea Being afraid to put something out there, doing it anyway, and having people thank you for being so honest.
Samara O'Shea I heat water for tea then stare blankly at my computer for a while--maybe read an article or two. When the tea kettle starts screaming, I'm thrilled…moreI heat water for tea then stare blankly at my computer for a while--maybe read an article or two. When the tea kettle starts screaming, I'm thrilled to have a reason to get up. I come back with my tea and re-read what I've already written. Sometimes the next sentences come to me as a result and other times I keep indulging silly little distractions until they do. (less)
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I did an old-fashioned thing: Got married! Kidding. The old-fashioned part was submitting a wedding announcement to the local paper. Who does that anymore?! Meeeeeee =). We had a small wedding (some might call it a microwedding) with only 14 guests. This was easy and difficult. The easy part is relieving yourself of the stress […]
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On Becoming a Person by Carl R. Rogers
“I believe it will have become evident why, for me, adjectives such as happy, contented, blissful, enjoyable, do not seem quite appropriate to any general description of this process I have called the good life, even though the person in this process would experience each one of these at the appropriate times. But adjectives which seem more generally fitting are adjectives such as enriching, exciting, rewarding, challenging, meaningful. This process of the good life is not, I am convinced, a life for the faint-fainthearted. It involves the stretching and growing of becoming more and more of one's potentialities. It involves the courage to be. It means launching oneself fully into the stream of life. Yet the deeply exciting thing about human beings is that when the individual is inwardly free, he chooses as the good life this process of becoming.”
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The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
“I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat purple fig, a wonderful future beckoned and winked. One fig was a husband and a happy home and children, and another fig was a famous poet and another fig was a brilliant professor, and another fig was Ee Gee, the amazing editor, and another fig was Europe and Africa and South America, and another fig was Constantin and Socrates and Attila and a pack of other lovers with queer names and offbeat professions, and another fig was an Olympic lady crew champion, and beyond and above these figs were many more figs I couldn't quite make out. I saw myself sitting in the crotch of this fig tree, starving to death, just because I couldn't make up my mind which of the figs I would choose. I wanted each and every one of them, but choosing one meant losing all the rest, and, as I sat there, unable to decide, the figs began to wrinkle and go black, and, one by one, they plopped to th ...more Sylvia Plath
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“A few years ago I was involved with a man and when we stopped seeing each other I worried about what it meant to him. Will he remember me the way I remember him? Did I make a lasting impression on him the way he did on me? At some point I thought about that little sentence describing one woman’s passion vs. a man’s dalliance and seeing how well her passion served her in other ways, and I chose not to care. I don’t care what he did or didn’t feel. What he does or doesn’t remember. I am a person and I count. It meant something to me, therefore it meant something. I will now take my passion and do what I damn well please. How extraordinary to be the passionate one.”
Samara O'Shea, Loves Me...Not: How to Survive (and Thrive!) in the Face of Unrequited Love

“English is curvaceous, complex, and beautiful. Fluent and fierce. She is the lover you will always adore but will never fully know because there’s too much to know. She is a true seductress—devious and overt, offering endless possibilities.”
Samara O'Shea, For the Love of Letters

“There are two times in life—when you’re madly in love and when your heart is good and broken—that you’ll inadvertently pay more attention to the words around you.”
Samara O'Shea, Note to Self: On Keeping a Journal and Other Dangerous Pursuits

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