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Just Finished, Up Next

I'm thrilled to introduce you to my friend, Tamara Ellis Smith.

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  • 15 January 2017
  • Author: Tracey Yokas
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California AB 1421 and how it helps by Susan Schwartz and Tracey Yokas

"Assist" Comes to Ventura County

Assist (also known as Laura's Law) goes into effect in Ventura County on January 30, 2017.

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  • 12 January 2017
  • Author: Tracey Yokas
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What a writing retreat taught me about repetition

The work continues, part 1a

A week ago, I had the pleasure of attending my fourth one day Big Island Writers' Workshop moderated by Beth Bornstein Dunnington. Per usual, I had no plan to share the work I did that day. Per usual, the day taught me an important lesson.

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  • 23 October 2016
  • Author: Tracey Yokas
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Let's safeTALK about it. . .

Suicide Alertness

Most people who have thoughts of suicide want help to stay alive. On Tuesday, I attended a training to help identify the ways in which people thinking of suicide may invite help from others. The program is called safeTALK.

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  • 20 October 2016
  • Author: Tracey Yokas
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And continues and continues

The work continues

Healing. Oh how I want you to be a check-list time. A one and done. But I was once again reminded that healing doesn't work that way.

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  • 4 October 2016
  • Author: Tracey Yokas
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