My father drank to cope. His way of coping cut me and my brothers and sister off from the best parts of him. He coped with life’s many challenges using alcohol and food and inappropriate sex and purchases and power over people. He never was unable to have an emotionally vulnerable conversation with any of us eight kids.
Guilt and shame producing phrases echo through many people’s childhood. Parents, teachers, grandparents, siblings, even complete strangers use those words, and others repeat them. Those phrases are used because they work… at least in the short run. They are great way to “cope” with and manage children. Here’s why…
The holidays are supposed to be a magical time… right? Then why are so many of us disappointed and more lonely than ever? 3 Mistakes Even Smart People Make Around Their Loved Ones… That Leave Them Disappointed, Lonely and Isolated Around The Holidays Learn the top three mistakes people make around the holidays with their […]
We all have times when we feel it… the tight muscles, the clenching stomach, the sweaty palms, and the mental confusion… Oh, no, not again! When one of our relationships is “off”, whether it’s romantic, friendship, work, or family… our heart hurts, too. And our heads. It’s easy for people to feel like they aren’t […]
Did you get to watch Reid Mihalko’s video on Two Outdated Beliefs That Leave Relationships Struggling!? There are some great pointers there to improve your relationship and make your holidays bright. I love his sense of humor and his unique perspective on relationships. Learning from Reid has brought so much more ease into my life! […]