Tuesday, 13 January 2015

ANNOUNCEMENT: Carley Cooper, Author!

This is a very exciting announcement or me!  I am now a published author.  My first book was released last month.  It is a work that I co-wrote with author, Daphne Tarango, and 8 other inspirational writers.  I am very excited about this project because it will help inspire so many who are suffering with mental illnesses. 

Let me tell you all about it:  

Title: Groove: Stories to Refresh How We Think and Feel About Our Mental Illnesses

Groove Book Cover


Designer: Suzanne D Williams

Published:  December 1, 2014 in Paperback 



  • January 12, 2015 - Groove is in the top 100 in two Amazon categories (Mood Disorders and Depression), and is on the "Hot New Releases" list
  • December 18, 2014 - Groove is now available in Kindle on Amazon
  • December 14, 2014 - Groove is now available in Kindle, and other formats (Nook, Kobo, Sony Reader, Older Sony Readers, Tablets, Kindle, PDF, BeBook, Older Palm Devices, TXT, HTML) on Smashwords


Buy Groove at these fine online retailers:

About Groove: 

You're one of the millions of people who struggle with mental illness. You struggle in silence, hoping to avoid stares, whispers, and prejudice. But society’s judgment has also become your inner voice. Guilt, shame, and low self-worth have entrenched themselves in your mind and heart like old grooves of sun-hardened soil. These false beliefs need loosening, turning, tilling, and ploughing until the old grooves give way to new grooves of God’s Truth.

In Groove: Stories to Refresh the Way We Think and Feel about Our Mental Illnesses, mental health advocate Daphne Tarango and nine inspirational writers tell how they've overturned the old grooves and false beliefs about their own mental illnesses. Groove offers encouragement and firsthand experiences from men and women who know what it’s like to have mental illness. You'll relate to their inspirational stories about relationships, coping skills, managing symptoms, career and home, life stages and milestones, even stories about their pets, the holidays, and much more.

Groove includes 52 thought-provoking stories, one for each week of the year. Each entry ends with a series of questions so you can reflect and dig deeper grooves on the topic for that week. As you read Groove, you'll learn how to build new grooves using God’s word and how those new grooves can change your life, the way you feel about yourself, and the way you carry yourself. You can even read and work through the questions with a small group.

Whether you're recently diagnosed with a mental illness or have struggled with mental illness for years, Groove can help you refresh the way you think and feel about your mental illness, all by believing and applying the Truth in God's word.

Thursday, 20 February 2014

20 Ways You Can Pass on Random Acts of Kindness

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  1. Help out a little old lady in the grocery store when she can’t reach something on a higher shelf
  2. Snow blow your neighbour's driveway
  3. Give someone a ride somewhere so they don’t have to take a bus or a taxi; even if it’s out of your way
  4. Besides leaving a good tip, tell a waiter / waitress how well they did their job
  5. When you are shopping in the grocery store, and have extra coupons you don’t need, give them to other people who you see picking up those products
  6. Make a homemade pot of soup and give someone at your church who you think needs it or would appreciate it right now
  7. Give a needy family some groceries / toys / money / gift cards; anonymously
  8. If you take the bus, pay for someone else’s bus fare
  9. Cut a neighbour's grass this week so they don’t have to do it
  10. Give someone a tank of gas (leave a gas gift card in their mail box)
  11. Pay for coffee for the person in line behind you in the drive through
  12. Pay for someone else’s purchases when you’re in the express line at the store
  13. When you’re in a restaurant pay for the meal of another couple at another table
  14. Walk your neighbour's dog
  15. Donate some money to a church or charity in someone else’s name, so they will get the tax receipt
  16. Babysit your friend’s kids, for free
  17. Pay for someone else’s hair do when you’re at the stylist
  18. Pay for someone’s over-due fees at the library
  19. Babysit a friend / family member’s dog for free while they’re on vacation
  20. Give a teenager an iTunes gift card when you’re at the music store

Sunday, 9 February 2014

New Website Launch

Photo Credit:  Paul Duarte Photography
I've just launched a new website called 
Breaking the Window - It's about helping to break stigma against mental illness and abuse; one window at a time.  Stigma hurts!  Every Time! 

The mission statement is:   
It is the mission of Breaking the Window to reach out to people in all areas of life to help, empower, inspire, and educate them in an effort to help break the stigma in the world surrounding Domestic Violence and Mental Health issues; and to help those suffering to build healthier, happier lives.  
I am welcoming guest authors to publish posts on this site that fall within the topics of our mission statement.  Check out the Guest Post Guidelines, and submit a post.  I'd love to hear from you!

The story behind the name 'Breaking the Window' is on the About Us page.  The website also has lots of resources listed for both Abuse and Mental Health issues.

Come and check it out!  Thank you.  

The website address is:

Sunday, 21 April 2013

5 Interesting but Useless Tidbits

  1. Did you know a "jiffy" is an actual unit of time? It denotes 1/100th of a second!
  2. There really is a day called “Tibbs Eve”... the day before Christmas Eve.
  3. Did you know the first hair dryer was a vacuum cleaner?  The prototype subsequently evolved into the hairdryer we know today.
  4. The province of Quebec, in Canada, produces 80% of the world’s supply of maple syrup.  In August 2012 a supply worth millions was stolen.  Police found it in October in New Brunswick.  Pancake lovers worldwide breathed a sigh of relief.
  5. Did you know that paper shredders can chew mouse cords too?!  Yessiree,  ‘Tis a fact.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

My Top 10 Favorite Blogs

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