A bubbled metropolis of apparent abundance, mall shopping is a past-time in the OC that delights the souls of many well-coiffed people with plastic lined wallets. Which is exactly why this Detroit-bread, OC mom transplant avoids malls at all costs…all costs. On a rare occurrence I would be forced to patronize such a place, it … More confessions of an anti-mall mom
Often as the loved ones of those struggling with addiction and/or mental illness, you find yourself in the position of feeling victimized by the brain disorder, the person you love and to their thoughts, feelings, actions, reactions, and lack of actions; that are not congruent with what you want or choose for them. As a … More Victim or Volunteer?
“I will not enable the illness, but I will support the path of wellness.” LP While sitting in my living room this weekend, my friend leaned back on the sofa, looked at me and said “You don’t have to reject to protect.” What? I asked. She said, “You don’t have to reject your loved one, … More Love vs. Enabling a Loved One
For years I have been penning my manuscript on my book the View from the Curb, a perspective of the loved ones of those struggling with addiction, mental health issues, or both. In fact, I have been interviewed on major radio stations including KWAVE and KABC regarding the ongoing upcoming manuscript twice; and still I sat … More View from the Curb…support for the friends & families of those with struggling addiction and/or mental illness
I was talking to an acquaintance tonight who struggles with food issues and weight loss, “I want to lose weight but I just don’t feel like it,” she shared. She continued, “the food tastes great and I just don’t want to stop, it’s not comfortable.” What? Really? I gasped to myself wondering if anyone … More Yes, Recovery is Suppose to Feel Uncomfortable
Terry and I talk openly with Christian Life Coach, Pamela Conti about the affects of Sex Addiction on Marriage