Spectator Sport

Spectator Sport

An Expression of Joy I told a joke to my kids the other day. They were sitting at the kitchen table eating breakfast, and I was making their school lunches. They take vitamins that are shaped like animals and they love to guess which animal the other child has. There...
Change is Here

Change is Here

Generational Skills When I was in my 20’s, people were always telling me I should be a lawyer. They told me I argued well. They told me I used logic well. In reality, I never listened to the other side. I was too busy formulating my response. And when things got...
Time to Say Goodbye

Time to Say Goodbye

The Internal Family System Since I discovered my inner child early in my recovery process, I have worked hard to establish a relationship with my inner parts. I have allowed them to be mean to me as they have worked through their anger and grief. I have allowed them...
Going Places

Going Places

I have discussions often about what makes someone take the plunge in to recovery. I have heard many opinions from those on the journey. And I have come up with a few theories. 1) Those who are carrying the most pain are more likely to start the journey because the...