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Surviving and Thriving: How to Get Through Difficult Times

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April 30, 2015 - LIVING A RICHER LIFE ~ Life Changing Talk Radio

THEME: Surviving and Thriving: How to Get Through Difficult Times

INTERVIEW GUEST: Myra Jolivet

Myra Jolivet currently serves as Vice President of Public Affairs for MLS Listings, Inc. She is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area with colorful Louisiana Creole roots. She began writing stories as soon as she was able to master the big pencil and wide lines. For more than a decade, Myra was an award-winning television news reporter and anchor, covering local and national stories. She is also the author of "Pushed Times, Chewing Pepper." The book is described as a fast-paced, crime-mystery thriller that gives an insightful peek into the Louisiana-Creole culture and the transformation of Sarah,the main character.

THIS WEEK’S MESSAGE: 

Most of us consider ourselves ordinary people capable of doing ordinary things in life. But, life is a series of peaks and valleys. Sometimes we are up, sometimes we are down.  This is considered normal. But, what happens when our lives are no longer ordinary and difficult times really set in? The most common advice is not to dwell in silence. According to Wendy Mogel, PhD, a clinical psychologist based in Los Angeles and the author of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee, "Obstacles, setbacks, and losses are a vital part of experiencing the fullness, and even sweetness of life."  However, sometimes in order to survive and thrive, we must also find a way to "push" ourselves through difficult times in our life. In her new novel, Myra Jolivet eloquently tells a suspense-filled story, wrapped around a Creole expression, "pushed times make a monkey chew pepper."

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