Carley Cooper is a Christian author, blogger, small-business bookkeeper, & mommy to a Shih-Tzu named Maggie, and a lovebird named Chicklet.
She is a Christian woman living with Bipolar Disorder.
She was born Carla. About 2000, her friends started calling her Carley, and it stuck.
She was born in the small town of Fortune, Newfoundland; and was raised in an even smaller town of Blaketown, Newfoundland. She now lives in Barrie, Ontario which has become home in her heart.
She has her parents, two younger brothers, a lovebird and a dog; and an endless supply of extended family that spread across this great and beautiful country of Canada.
Carley has been writing on and off since her teenage years. It became a passion and a career outlook about 2004.
Where to find Carley Cooper online
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VideosFrom Weakness & Abuse to Strong & Free
A Christian testimony by Author, Carley Cooper
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Smashwords book reviews by Carley Cooper
- Meeting Myself-Snippets from a Binging and Bulging Mind
on Sep. 15, 2012
I couldn't put this book down once I started reading it. I read it straight through in one sitting. Brenda Wood has been someone in my life who has given me advice, supported me, taught me, and encouraged me; and with this book she continues to do just that. She has done a remarkable job of letting outsiders have a glimpse of what it’s like to live trapped inside the dark world of addictions, abuse and eating disorders. Even though my addiction wasn't bulimia, and my story isn't hers; the negative thinking, lack of self esteem, self destructive behaviour, the need to hide it, guilt, shame, embarrassment, fear of others finding out; all are part of my own story. I wasn't even finished reading chapter one when I said to myself "Wow, she gets it. She really and truly gets it! Someone actually understands. It's not just me. I'm not alone".
Brenda shares her struggles and lets us into her life in a way that not many people could do; or would be willing to. I am awed by her capacity and courage not only to tell her story, but for surviving it with her strength and faith in hand. I found myself giggling at times with her wonderful sense of humour. Then, on the flip side, at other times with tears in my eyes; feeling like I wanted to hug her to let her know that she is safe and loved.
Mostly, though I am awed by how God worked in her life; and how she let Him turn it around to be an incredible example of His awesome grace and mercy. Albeit, at times she went along kicking and screaming; something I am very well acquainted with. But by the time I finished reading the last page I was reminded that God does use all things for our own good; and that those blessings will come in His time. God loves us in spite of all the disobedience and mistakes we make, and He will never leave us abandoned or unsupported. Thanks Brenda!