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What I Learned In School

What I Learned In School

My school years are a time of joy and sadness, learning and failure, and sometimes they continue to be lessons to me. There were no breaks meant to help someone with ADHD back then,...
Cocaine – Did You Relapse Again?

Cocaine – Did You Relapse Again?

When a coke user relapses, they experience intense feelings of shame. When we relapse we have profound feelings of regret and self-loathing. It is very hard on the psyche and the soul. ...
Do You Have a Rule About That?

Do You Have a Rule About That?

Part of psychological health is being able to respond flexibly, in context. It means you can do what is needed in the moment. For example, what life calls for when you are at work is different than  your best responses when you are home or on vacation....
Today I Love The Teachers

Today I Love The Teachers

Today I love the teachers in my world, the formal ones and the informal ones. I love that my family was full of them in the generations that guided me....

Beware of the Holiday Hoover

 Hoovering: (definition)- noun– The state in which a psychological abuser (typically an individual manifesting symptoms of Narcissistic Personality Disorder or perhaps a blend of other Personality Disorders) returns to attempt to abuse a former source of narcissistic supply (i.e....
5 Life Skills I Learned From My Kittens

5 Life Skills I Learned From My Kittens

Sometimes, I need to take a break from the horrors of Parental Alienation, Racism and the other serious, difficult even horrible subjects we wrestle with in this blog to take delight in the lighter,...
The Need for Group Support After Major Surgery

The Need for Group Support After Major Surgery

I am one-year post op from a life altering spine surgery — actually three of them. Prior to surgery, my doctor told me that this would be life-altering and he...
What Therapists Do When They Feel Overwhelmed

What Therapists Do When They Feel Overwhelmed

Therapists are real people. It might seem funny to say that, but we forget that clinicians struggle, too. They, too, grapple with depression, trauma, guilt, and self-doubt. They, too, stress...

The Blocking Battle Continues

I thought I was done with the battle of blocking cause I made the definitive decision to stop playing games and quit participating in block, unblock, block, unblock, but now I am the one being blocked,...
Post-Traumatic Relationship Stress: 15 Signs

Post-Traumatic Relationship Stress: 15 Signs

The end of a romantic relationship can create confusing feelings for former partners, some of which can be conflicting. Some partners might experience a sense of relief,...
The Myth of “You Make Me Feel”

The Myth of “You Make Me Feel”

Linda: Sherry and Scott found themselves arguing a lot. One of the main causes of their fights revolved around Scott coming home later than he said he would....

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