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SunLit interview: Josh Hillis introduced psychology into a plan for healthy eating “in real life”

Josh Hillis is the author of two books. His latest book, “Lean and Strong: Eating Skills, Psychology, and Workouts,” won the silver medal in the Benjamin Franklin Book Awards for psychology. He currently attends MSU Denver and is doing his thesis on contextual behavioral science and emotional eating. Josh won the psychology department’s “promising teacher […]

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SunLit excerpt: A life complicated by her mother’s mental illness led author on a complex journey

Colorado writer Joan C. Lieberman wrote an autobiography with a unique point of view: the psychological concept of “Optimal Distance” defined her life with a sometimes homicidal mother with paranoid schizophrenia. She chose to share this excerpt “because optimal distance is a complex psychological issue which pervades our lives.” She added: “My life was defined […]

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SunLit interview: She finished her autobiography on her 75th birthday, thanks to her husband’s “bucket list”

Joan Carol Lieberman had a 5-year-old son when she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Her oncologist predicted she would be lucky to survive five months, yet she’s alive 28 years later. A management consultant for 40 years, she was a finalist for the Bakeless Literary Prize and invited to attend the Bread Loaf Writers’ […]