Issues to do with mental illness, including psychology and abnormal psychology; metaphysical and New Age topics; rewriting pieces with which authors are not satisfied, especially due to English as a second language
Writing books and reading; yoga; family dynamics; world religions; psychology & abnormal psychology; shamanism; meditation and metaphysics; poetry; jazz and music in general; nature; cats, and walking
Three evening classes of personal interest. Did not attend summer semester.
A career exploration class
Exploring further topics of interest
Attendance was for 2 semesters only. The goal was pursuing personal interests with no degree in mind
Attendance was occasional. Gathering credits as time allowed towards a possible A.A. someday.
Deborah edited a New Age book on color & self healing by a woman with very limited English skills; most of it had to be rewritten and some had to be ghost-written. Deborah is also a regular contributor to a monthly New Age newsletter with several thousand subscribers, and is invited to choose her own topics every month. In addition, her self-help novel for psychiatric patients has a distinctly spiritual side, invoking reliance on a higher power.
Deborah's third published book was a self-help manual for psychiatric patients. It has been called "the best book of its kind" and continues to sell copies every month since its release in 2010. Clarion Review gave it four out of five stars.
Deborah published a book in 2010 on abnormal psychology, including strategies for coping with these conditions. It has been called "One of the best books of its kind" by the Founder of the PeaceLove Foundation, which assists mentally ill patrons. Clarion Review gave this book 4 out of 5 stars. She also maintained a blog on mental health issues for 5 years, from 2009 to 2014. It should also be noted that Deborah speaks on psychiatric topics an average of one of two times per month and is paid for doing so.
Primarily on psychology and New Age topics, in small-circulation newsletters and New Age journals.
Deborah has published, edited or ghost written four ebooks: two romances, one self-help manual on psychiatric issues, and one New Age manual on color therapy. Most were published at major distributors ( New Age manual is sold privately). The psychiatric manual was written using her own knowledge, research and interviews, whereas the color therapy book was written using the information of the author, with major rewriting and correction due to the author's unfamiliarity with English.
Deborah maintained a blog on mental health issues for the years 2009 to 2014. She now blogs on writing at a popular reader site.