Author Archives: @LatelaMary

About @LatelaMary

Author of 14 self-help books, five still available: Prepare Him Room, Ten Steps to Peace, Healing the Abusive Family, Moments for Mothers. Breaking the Boxes: critique of institutions vs. individuals. Work-in-progress: Memoir (Sorting out Secrets)

One Moment in Time

Election of Pope Francis, S.J. March 13, 2013 Reflection by Mary E. Latela 4/22/18 Roman Catholic Cardinals were gathered at the Vatican. After the resignation of Benedict XVI, speculation was viral. I was watching the coverage from the U.S. and my … Continue reading

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Reconnecting

The Fruitful Darkness by Joan Halifax, reflection by Mary Latela, 4/22/18. Joan Halifax is the Founder and Abbott of Upaya Zen Center, a Zen Buddhist practice, service, and training center located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The vision of this … Continue reading

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Stop Blaming the Victims

The First Step in Helping Victims of Natural Disasters and in particular Puerto Rico is to STOP BLAMING THE VICTIMS, Reflections, Mary E. Latela, September 30, 2017 An early tweet today from Pres. – plainly claims that PR citizens are not trying … Continue reading

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DACA: Remember Liberty and Justice

Reflection by Mary E. Latela, September 4, 2017` The cancellation of DACA would be the President’s most evil act. So writes Jennifer Rubin in today’s Washington Post (09/04/2017). You see, DACA is a program which allowed children to enter the … Continue reading

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Ann Wertz Garvin’s The Dog Year

by Mary E. Latela August 30, 2017. Great writing is not always in busy, emotional scenes, but in the parts left out. Ann Garvin does this with perfection. Dr. Lucy Peterman has lost her husband and long yearned for baby-to-be … Continue reading

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Diplomatic Voice, Please

Reflection by Mary E. Latela, August 8, 2017 “They will be met with fire, fury and, frankly, power, the likes of which this world has never seen before,” said the President on this fine day. Here’s a thought:  So here’s … Continue reading

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Mothers & Others

Reflection by Mary E. Latela, August 6, 2017 I remember hearing, at one of those academic cocktail parties: There are two kinds of women, those who love children and those who do not love them. I think this is too … Continue reading

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Transformation

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Super Short Guide for Writers

Thank you, Grace Mattioli by Mary E. Latela Super Short Guide for Writers is a winner!, September 5, 2016 By Mary E. Latela This review is from: Tell the World Your Story: A Super Short Guide for Serious Indie Authors (Kindle … Continue reading

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On-line Dates & the People who Love Them

Online Dates and the People who Love Them Review by Mary E. Latela, July 26, 2017 This review is from: 88 Guys for Coffee (Paperback) by Diane Solomon      Imagine that the love of your life has “moved on.” Imagine … Continue reading

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