Texting Trigger

Texting Trigger

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels When I woke up Friday morning I checked my phone and noticed a preview of a text which included the words, “you are lying to me.”  I assumed someone must have been drunk texting the wrong number. “This should be fun,” I thought....
Fixing the Unfixable

Fixing the Unfixable

Photo by Thiago Matos from Pexels Many who grew up in scary and unsafe homes believe they are broken and unfixable. Here’s what I believe. You, me, and everyone else were born as perfect, whole, and complete human beings. But some of us were born into lives that had...
The ACA Laundry List, Trait One

The ACA Laundry List, Trait One

Photo by Amine M’Siouri from Pexels About 40 years after Alcoholics Anonymous was founded, a new recovery program was created. Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families (ACA or ACoA) was created to provide support for members of the Alateen...
What I Thought I Knew

What I Thought I Knew

I had been a mortgage loan officer for 15 years. I had survived the financial crisis and mortgage meltdown of 2008-2009 and emerged more determined, more focused, more educated, and more careful. At my lowest point, I knew it was either time to find another career or...
I Only Do What I Want

I Only Do What I Want

When I tell my clients that I only do what I want, I get mixed reactions. “That must be nice,” is probably the most common reaction.  My favorite response is, “B.S.!” In a life of “have to-s” and “shoulds” it seems impossible that I might do only those things that I...