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This book is a simple to read toolbox of 50 solutions to help you improve your life.Interventions for improvement provided at the end of each chapter.


*Thank goodness someone has written a book which helps people know how to improve their lives. Dr. Garrett doesn't beat the reader over the head with the problems. She offers a toolbox of practical solutions. As a counseling professional, I certainly recommend this to any client who is circling the Black Hole of misery. The book is fun and easy to read. As a cat owner, I love the Diva Pookie Boop cartoons. The Positive Direction Interventions at the end of each chapter contain good, solid advice. If you grew up in a dysfunctional family or just want to turn your life around, this is the book to start you on your journey. Barbara Higgins, M.A., LPC, NCC


*As I read the book, I could not help but wish I had been exposed to such lessons early in my life. This is a great work Dr. Garrett is doing, with the potential to change countless lives. I highly recommend it. It could be a turning point in your life, or the life of a loved one. Doyle Duke

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Dr. Charlene "Charlie" Stone, a local psychologist, begins her profining career by asking the Huntsville Police in the pursuit of a serial killer. Men are seduced in local nightclubs and lured back to their homes, where they are beaten and mutilated. Due to mounting circumstantial evidence, Charlie finds she is a suspect and is banned from the investigation. She puts her life in danger in an unsanctioned attempt to clear her name and stop the brutal murders. Will she catch the killer or discover her worst fear?


What do you get when you combine the astute insights of a psychologist with the skills of a superb writer? This book!  And, in Deadly Compulsions, Shirley Garrett is at the top of her game.


~John DeDakis, award-winning novelist, journalist, and former Senior Copy Editor on CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.”

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Phoenix O'Leary faces the worst year of her life as a psychologist. Her father dies of cancer in September and her funeral director husband, Todd, asks for a divorce on Christmas. Her quirky friends, the Divas, sweep in to help Phoenix cope with her grief, reconstruct her life, and learn to have fun as a single lady. The mishaps and adventures the Divas encounter along the way, produce tears of sadness, hot flashes, laughter that stresses the limits of their cranky bladders, and adult romance.

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