This website, EncourageConnection.com, and its blog content is written and edited by me (Pat Merrill).
Within this site, I reserve the right to accept forms of advertising or other forms of compensation. No text links are sold. Sponsorships may be accepted in the future.
Based upon extensive knowledge/experience, I often make recommendations or suggestions or provide ideas that may be linked as affiliate advertising. In particular, I may recommend a pertinent self-help book to which I link to Amazon.com. In these instances, if clicked and purchased, I would receive a very small “commission” on the purchase.
Views and opinions are my own. I am not compensated for opinions or reviews.
I employ proper journalistic practices when discussing the findings/opinions/news of others or other sources. For example, I may interview a therapist or expert, and will try to fairly and accurately report his/her views. This may or may not reflect my own opinion or experience.
Guest bloggers or writers are expressing their own opinions and experiences. Again, in such cases, these may or may not reflect my own opinion or experience.
I attempt to remain open and unbiased for the sake of the readership; every visitor here, and their own healing journey, is unique.