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08 May 2017 Written by Published in Bloggers
I grew up in a home environment that lacked communication skills. What typically took place instead was passive aggressive behavior.
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02 May 2017 Written by Published in Bloggers
Interfering in the affairs of others can become a bad habit – especially when it comes to grown children.
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20 April 2017 Written by Published in Bloggers
Before recovery work I had never known about boundaries. Everything in my life was enmeshed – meaning that I had no emotional,…
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11 April 2017 Written by Published in Bloggers
One of the traits of adult children of substance users and alcoholics is the need to control. Control is necessary in lots…
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07 April 2017 Written by Published in Bloggers
Is there someone in your life who insists things happened that didn’t happen, or has a completely different version of events in…
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06 April 2017 Written by Published in Bloggers
In my own experience I have discovered that shame is not a great motivator for change. It didn’t work for my parents…
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03 April 2017 Written by Published in Bloggers
There is a tendency to live in patterns. Or to re-live patterns… depending on what works for any given person. Often, the…
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03 April 2017 Written by Published in Bloggers
This was once one of my major character flaws. I demanded it of myself and attempted to put it on my children…
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01 April 2017 Written by Published in Bloggers
People impacted by addiction are now urging others to begin the dialogue about addiction and recovery. The more you talk about addiction…
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31 March 2017 Written by Published in Bloggers
Before I found recovery, I devoted my life to helping other people out of their suffering. What I thought was noble was…
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30 March 2017 Written by Published in Bloggers
“The natural world exists untroubled by the way things are, yet humans seem incapable of doing the same. We fret and fuss…
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27 March 2017 Written by Published in Bloggers
My husband and I went to see the movie “The Shack” yesterday. Very profound and thought-provoking. The line from the movie that…
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21 March 2017 Written by Published in Bloggers
Today, a family member who is a higher level executive with one of the largest retailers in the world, was laid off…
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20 March 2017 Written by Published in Bloggers
There has been a rash of crimes recently by a well known gang of enablers. They often swoop into a crisis and…
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