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Samara O'Shea

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in Philadelphia , The United States


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April 2013

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. All of my books are a melting pot of personal stories, history, pop culture, literature and advice. In addition to the books, my work has also appeared in Woman's Day, Country Living, Marie Claire, and The Huffington Post. I have a master's degree in social work and am preparing to take my clinical license test in 2020. Also, as 2020 begins, I have started work on my next book proposal (working title on my blog).

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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 t…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 See You. I Hear You.

“To the rioters here in Atlanta and across the country: I see you, and I hear you. I know your pain, your rage, your sense of despair and hopelessness. Justice has, indeed, been denied for far too long. Rioting, looting, and burning is not the way. Organize. Demonstrate. Sit-in. Stand-up. Vote. Be constructive, not destructive. […]
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Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
“October, baptize me with leaves! Swaddle me in corduroy and nurse me with split pea soup. October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins. O autumn! O teakettle! O grace!”
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Loves Me...Not by Samara O'Shea
"I must admit this book has changed my perspective on love. I know unrequited love too well, and it was once unbearable. After reading this book, it makes more sense to focus on character and integrity, than to waste time chasing love that won't love " Read more of this review »
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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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“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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