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

Cigarette smoking can teach us about managing stress

You don’t have to give up all of your habits associated with cigarette smoking. In fact, you should keep some of them. Through tools, such as hypnosis and one-on-one coaching, you can give your focused attention on eliminating the harmful habits and strengthening the healthy ones. Cigarette smokers have a Continue Reading

How to find money for your healthcare

When you have a family member with a disability your schedule is built around finding good medical care to provide the therapy, tests, or medication s/he needs to be as healthy as possible. Medical care is expensive, even for simple routine office visits. However, people have options in how they Continue Reading

My Special Needs Child: Advocating, Parenting, and Finding Strength

I’ve been working on my latest project: An e-book with resources to help you with your special needs child or other family member or friend. It’s almost ready to be released. But I don’t want you to wait on me before you obtain the help you need for a family Continue Reading

What do you remember Elvis for?

Were you alive the day the king died? In an instance, Elvis Presley’s life (b. Jan. 8, 1935-Aug. 16, 1977) became a flash of remorse of how he could have been a dignified man in his later years. He could have been except for the sordid illness of addiction stealing Continue Reading

What do you do to care for yourself?

I won’t ask you about your “triggers” or how you’re coping or what coping skills you’re using. I won’t ask you because I’ve heard feedback from people who have participated in treatment programs  how unhelpful those phrases are. The first time I heard this feedback it stirred up curiosity as Continue Reading

Fear corrodes you; here’s how to stop it

In the oil industry, rust build-up destroys pipes. The speed at which rust spreads depends on how reactive the pipe is to its environment. Corrosion specialists counteract rust and a pipeline’s natural environmental influences by depositing coating chemicals and shooting electric currents through the main pipe and re-directing the destruction Continue Reading

A little something to get you through

Some people like to pray. Others,  as soon as they hear or read the word prayer go a different direction. They are more open to the concept of phrasing such as an inspirational quote, a mantra or meditation. What phrasing do you prefer when you are working to settle down 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

Addiction abruptly ends lives, but there’s always a New Thought, Right Action to choose

I attended the funeral of a 20-year-old man last week. He died from complications associated with addiction. It was several years of struggle for his family as they helped him navigate resources to manage this chronic, relapsing brain disorder. The funeral home was packed with nearly 200 friends–many of them Continue Reading

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