Boundaries are tough love

You may have heard the term “tough love” when talking about how to leverage a person to enter recovery from an addiction. Boundaries are tough love and key to improving the family unit when faced with addiction. Oftentimes, this type of boundary and tough love are used in conjunction with Continue Reading

Act on your own behalf and make good decisions

You have the right to act on your own behalf to make good choices. Everybody has dignity of choice. Some people want to blame others for their mental state or current circumstances. It’s true, we contribute to each others experiences, for better or worse. We have problems which other people Continue Reading

A Letter to the Dearhearts

Dearheart, this is already a difficult month. Many dangerous people exist in the world and it’s a challenge to feel safe. Your provoked fears may intensify other unfinished business which for most of the time lies dormant. Then, something no one had planned for occurs, and those deep rooted attitudes Continue Reading

How to buy more time for your life

I have the right to take time to learn a better way for a healthier life and the responsibility to take time to share it with others.–New Thought, Right Action Dear reader, by the time you have completed reading this post you may spend about two minutes of your life Continue Reading

The Kindness of Wise Actions

“Three owls sat on a tree and one decided to fly away. Be a wise bird and spread your wings.” Jen Alward is an art therapist with a heart of Christian kindness who also crochets as a hobby. We met through a program where we learned how to publish and Continue Reading

Solutions to hearing loss

My great-grandmother was a strong, resourceful woman who was profoundly deaf. This resourcefulness was forced on her through her hearing loss and a husband who abandoned her to raise their children. A woman who was a divorcee in the late early 1900s was uncommon. A single parent with a significant Continue Reading

Finding a community of love and acceptance

Author’s note: Our sympathies to the L’Arche International communities who are mourning the loss of their founder today (May 7, 2019). Click here for a full obituary in the Washington Post. As a writer and a counselor, I’ve encountered thousands of people. Only a few, though, have invited me to Continue Reading

Loving someone with autism will expand your world

Today is the 12th Annual World Autism Awareness Day, a label and diagnosis that is now applied to 1 in 58 children in the United States. Millions of families worldwide have had the experience of changing their parenting goals after an autism diagnosis. They are learning about assistive technologies (this Continue Reading

Remember to Breathe

Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. (Genesis 2:7 NIV) Remember to breathe. In the Creation Story, the first burst of energy Human Kind experienced from God was Continue Reading

How to Achieve Emotional Independence

Emotional Independence is an ongoing journey. As people grow and mature, managing their emotions in the experience of ordinary daily living tends to become easier with time. Yet, arriving at this level of maturity takes practice, practice, practice, and the willingness to be vulnerable. The best laboratory for building emotional Continue Reading

The Power of Your No

Your mom tells you “no” for a reason when you’re a kid. She’s looking out for your welfare and she knows what you’re like to live with when you’re over-tired. But now that you’re a grownup, it’s your job to figure out what to say yes to and what to Continue Reading

The Simple Truth: The Grass Will Grow Anyway

“A Simple Truth” – Author Unknown & Greatly Appreciated A great master was sitting on the seashore, on the beach, and a man who was seeking for truth came to him, touched his feet and asked, “If I am not disturbing you, I would like to do anything you suggest Continue Reading

Slogans To Save Your Sanity

Slogans are a helpful tool to help people remember important concepts. Many advertisers utilize catchy phrases so you can remember them above the competition. You can also use slogans to help you remember attitudes and philosophies which reduce stress and improve mental well being. Over the years, the 12-step recovery Continue Reading

How to Grow from Trauma

Learning about a family member’s or your own disabling health condition is shocking. Early on, it can be impossible to know how to grow from trauma. As humans we fit our lives inside a template. When experiences do not fit, it creates confusion. The more outside the boundaries an experience Continue Reading

%d bloggers like this: