Hollye Dexter

Mom. Author. Singer. Activist.

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Writing About Family

Posted by Hollye Dexter on May 13, 2017 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (2)

Storytelling has existed since the beginning of humankind. Our stories are the connective tissue that holds humanity and possibly even the universe together. Poet and activist Muriel Rukeyser famously wrote, “The Universe is made of stories, not of atoms." Every person on this planet has a unique life path and an interesting tale to share, and yet so many of us struggle with whether or not we have the right to tell our stories. We are silenced by the fear upsetting others, mainly our f...

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AGAPE, Deleted 1st chapter from Fire Season.

Posted by Hollye Dexter on May 21, 2016 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)


AGAPE

 

Agape, Spring 2007

a·ga·pe (ä-gäp, äg-p)

n.

1. Unconditional love.

 

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UNDER THE DESERT SKY (Deleted chapter from Fire Season)

Posted by Hollye Dexter on July 23, 2015 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)


One Summer afternoon, Troy’s Mom calls to ask if we might like a puppy. Troy’s sister Valerie lives on a remote desert ranch where she can avoid city people, instead surrounding herself with horses and dogs. A litter of pups had just been born on the Ranch, and Valerie needs to find them homes. Troy and I talk about it. Still grieving Lady and Whitney,...

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How to Survive BETRAYAL

Posted by Hollye Dexter on December 8, 2014 at 9:45 PM Comments comments (0)


When I got fired from my job in June, it pretty much knocked me flat. Not only had this been a job, it had been a calling. Add to that the betrayal by people I'd thought were my friends.

My true friends rushed in to lift me, like emotional EMTs.

Amy said, “You haven’t lost anything. I know you will find the medicine in this poison.”

Dani said, "You&#...

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How to Survive BEING FIRED

Posted by Hollye Dexter on December 8, 2014 at 9:40 PM Comments comments (0)

 


Author Wayne Dyer recently told a story about doing an interview at a radio station where a huge layoff had just taken place. As he walked down the halls, he saw employees packing up their offices. “Congratulations!” he called out. One of the employees responded, “You don’t understand. We just lost our jobs.” But Wayne sai...

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How to Survive ANXIETY

Posted by Hollye Dexter on December 8, 2014 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)


Aside from the general challenges and fears we all live with in our personal lives, it seems the world is in a state of chaos. People are protesting and rioting in the streets. The political pundits are screaming and yelling. Everyone is throwing the blame, but no one knows what to do. Forget red states and blue states, a state of fear is the worst state to live in. Decisions made from a place of fear are always the wrong ones. So let̵...

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