Victim or Volunteer?

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?

View from the Curb…support for the friends & families of those with struggling addiction and/or mental illness

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

Yes, Recovery is Suppose to Feel Uncomfortable

   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