Welcome to Breaking the Power of Negative Words

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How to get a copy from Mary

Books are available through me if you live nearby (Ocala) or if you attend a speaking event. They sell for $15, which includes Florida sales tax. In addition, ten percent of the profits will go to benefit human trafficking rescue efforts around the country.

How to get a copy online

To purchase your book online through Amazon: https://amzn.to/2RV8lE9

To purchase through Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/2StsyGn

To purchase through CBD: http://bit.ly/2UV679Q

What Readers are saying...


--L.M., Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (LMFT) wrote:

“Great treatment in addressing an area that affects most people. I have been praying for another resource to help clients on their personal journey. Some people have studied the Bible, participated in therapy, or done 12-step work. Many have done none of the above, and I believe everyone could benefit from reading this book. This could be answer to my payer.

“There is a danger in leading people to face difficult emotions, and I think there is a greater danger in not helping others in this way. I have clients in their 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s who have withered and almost died and are terrified to recall or speak of what was said or done to them. They were taught to repress, suppress, and deny emotions. The toll is great.

“The preface pulled me in and made me want to read more. All of your personal sharings are rich and add so much to this work.

“I found myself wanting to call you for therapy about ‘my stuff.’ So it speaks to me that you have connected personally with the reader to invite healing in their own life. Congratulations.” 


--C.H., M.Div., M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy, and LCPC (Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor) offered these words of encouragement:

“In my opinion you have woven a nice tapestry or, more adequately, a nice comforter that addresses the dis-ease that many experience but which few are accustomed to discussing or even acknowledging. That your subject is significant needs no further confirmation than your observation that so many have responded in such spontaneous fashion. It's always nice to hear a contemporary and present voice on this topic even though others may have addressed it in their work in years past. And as you put it, your work differs in that you offer practical prompts to discussion and self-exploration which, as you noted, is foundational to healing. 

“I could see your work fitting into a church's overall ministry in addressing imprisoned people and encourage you to view your labor as preparatory for ongoing growth and healing in the lives of those with whom you come in contact, that is, if you do not already see this. If I were the administrative pastor of a congregation I would take a serious look at including your effort in a hierarchical approach to ministering to others, something that a large congregation would be able to offer the community, much like a school offering a multi-level curriculum. 

“This is a crucial awareness to bring people to a feature of individuation that is a necessary component of emotional/psychological growth and development. [Reader is referring to page 24 where I wrote about coming to the realization that my mom’s words were not about me at all but solely about how she was feeling at the moment.] 

“I can pay no greater compliment to a writer than to say, ‘I would like to have lunch with that person.’ In fact, I’ve reached the place in my reading life where I won’t read someone I wouldn’t consider lunching with. Lunch, then?”

How to get a copy at your local bookstore

If this book is not already on their shelves, make a request and the store manager will order a copy for you. And that's a great way to support your local bookstore!

Here in Ocala, our book is available at:

Barnes & Noble 

4414 SW College Road

Gabriel Christian Book & Supply

3506 NE Silver Springs Blvd



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