When is it Toxic to Hold Out Hope for Change?

All across our country, families, partners, sons and daughters and friends are heartbroken. People who use substances or alcohol at times can be distant, self-destructive and may create chaos that can be nearly impossible to resist. At times the substance use can fuel destructive conflict and even violence. Empowering hope accepts our genuine effort and … More When is it Toxic to Hold Out Hope for Change?

7 Things We Learn Growing Up With An Alcoholic Parent

Their pain is their own. We do not need to own our parents’ or other’s pain. “We internalized so much blame for the chaotic emotions and actions of our parents that it becomes second nature for us to take responsibility for other people’s pain and suffering.” Empathy is a strength when it is balanced by … More 7 Things We Learn Growing Up With An Alcoholic Parent

How I Made a Deal to Have Peace Rather than Face Reality

For article on the 10 Ways that you protect yourself from pain and what you can do about it, click on the photo above. I write articles about wellness, leadership, parenting and personal growth. My hope is to deliver the best content I can to inspire, to inform and to entertain. Sign up for my blog … More How I Made a Deal to Have Peace Rather than Face Reality