Not Broken

Not Broken

Photo by Ikowh Babayev from Pexels We’re not really broken. I know it can feel that way.  It can feel hopeless. But it’s not. You can break the cycle. Doing so may be the most important thing you ever do in your life. I came from a long line of...
Healthy Skepticism

Healthy Skepticism

Image by PicsbyFran from Pixabay My family had moved again, this time to Great Falls, Montana. When I learned we were moving, I felt both fear and relief. The previous year had been traumatizing and I was happy that we were moving. But Montana? I had never even seen a...
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...
Approval.  The Consolation Prize

Approval. The Consolation Prize

Photo by Andrea Piacquadio from Pexels I heard Byron Katie say that if she had a prayer, it would be, “God save me from the pursuit of love, approval and appreciation.” That got my attention. She went on to say that the effort we put into getting love, approval, or...