March 8, 2018

Don't buy into their criticism, their beliefs about who you are. You define yourself. Deepak Chopra explains this concept better than I. I've attached a link to a great, short article on this below.

March 1, 2018

Who am I? I'm just a girl with an alcoholic Dad and a dysfunctional mother. You can read about me in the book The Illusion of a Girl. The initial chapters of the book are posted on this site. Check them out and let me know what you think. 

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February 2, 2018

From a spiritual perspective, dysfunctional behavior repeats until someone breaks the cycle.

January 25, 2018

All parents would like to think they're not repeating the bad behavior of their parents, but research says you probably are. Why? Our parenting style is influenced by the way we were parented. The Urban Child Institute has written a great article on this topic:

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January 12, 2018

Forgiveness wasn't something I seriously considered until 10 years ago. The whole concept was foreign and silly to me. Good thing I don’t rely on my sometimes-faulty thoughts when it comes to my recovery. Recovery from my childhood, not an addiction. My counselor sugge...

January 6, 2018

Let’s talk about chasing boys. Typically, a fun pastime especially if the boy being chased likes you back. And by boy, I mean age appropriate guys near my own age. I’ve had some of the best times in my life during the fun and flirty stage of dating. I’ve done my fair s...

December 29, 2017

Myths and Facts about child sexual abuse

December 14, 2017

As holiday time rolls around once again, it's not a holly and jolly experience for lots of us. It can highlight our feelings of being alone, missing loved ones who've passed or not meeting our expectations of what a good holiday should feel like. As I have my own famil...

December 8, 2017

After being subjected to the debacle that was my childhood, I knew it wasn't a normal, healthy or good experience.