Have just discovered Darlene Lancer via YouTube, and she hits so many nails on the head she sounds like a pneumatic nail gun. (Ever heard roofers rapid fire those shingles on?) Anyway, that's a link to the first video that so impressed me. Now, I'm reading her Codependency for Dummies book and have Conquering Shame and Codependency waiting in the wings.
And, since blog posts go better with illustrations, here's a picture of the fabric I'm using in the kitchen. I've searched for nine months for something to brighten up a decor that is threatening to become too dark, always trying to use cream or white variations to "bring in the light." As it turns out, the most vivid and brilliant colors shine out of darkness.