Books by Catherine Terranova


How Your Busyness Helps No One.

I am going to let you in on a secret. If you are a busy person you need to know this. Your busyness helps no one. It aides the progress of nothing.  In the immortal words of Ron Swanson of NBC's Parks and Recreation, "Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing." I...

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Why You Should Even Vote for Your HOA President

For those of you who don't think voting in local elections is important and choose not to vote, I have a little story to tell you: Once upon a time, there was a bad man. Not evil, but very vain and who only worked in the best interest of himself. He was president of a...

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We Need to Talk About Cultural Appropriation

A few months ago I put out to the internet asking what they thought about cultural appropriation. There was an odd response. Either you were a person of color and answered me with thoughts, feelings, and examples, or you were a very confused white person. There were...

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Suicide and Me: A Painful Confession

Overwhelmingly, the last year has left me questioning where I fit in and what kind of purpose I have. With each new hurt I stepped further and further away from nearly everyone I knew. I also stepped further and further away from myself. read more

My Fight With Hunger

Growing up, I always got just enough food. If it was the weekend I got three meals. No one made sure I had breakfast or lunch so I often went without. I even remember a teacher buying me lunch one day at school. Friends would share their lunches with me in middle...

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Why I Can’t Choose Joy

Every once in a while a neat little catch phrase will come into the common vernacular and it seems to be all inclusive. It gets tossed around like a beach ball at a concert and is much the same; full of air and of little weight. It can give the user or hearer a little...

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Speak Your Silence – Childhood Sexual Abuse

On July 23rd in the Kansas City area, Rethink Trauma is holding a gala in support of Speak Your Silence. I recently interviewed Matt to get some more detail into the specifics of the organization Matt Pipkin is a pretty contagious guy. He doesn't look like what people...

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