Category Archives: trauma recovery

On healing emotional pain

Adult children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families need to learn how to re-parent themselves.  To learn to cultivate a loving Inner Parent that can take care of the Inner Child – at least after you get in touch with your … Continue reading

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I lie in wait.

My daughter had another seizure last week and it was a terrifying experience for me.  Unlike the last time, this happened during the daytime and I had my glasses on, so I knew what was happening. I was reading The … Continue reading

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Something was very different last night. I have been on the fence whether or not to give up going to my Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families meeting.  I was upset about a few things – the time limits … Continue reading

Posted in adult child of alcoholics, Affirmations, Blessings, Connection, Healthy detachment, Highly Sensitive Person, Interdependence, Peace, Personal growth, Soul wounds, Spiritual Teacher, trauma recovery, True Self, Trust, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

To no one in particular and to you in particular

I don’t want to live like this anymore (upset, tearful, afraid). I don’t want to keep beating myself up for my failures. I was taught to mistrust my Self. I was taught to hate my Self. I can see, though, … Continue reading

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I never saw them like that before

My mind has been spinning new tales about my grandparents and mother as I’ve been exploring old photographs I took at my mother’s home not too long ago. I only knew my grandparents as “old” people.  They were already in … Continue reading

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