Is Your “Help” Harmful?

Is Your “Help” Harmful?

Thought for today….. Helping from a place of love is accepting others where they are as they are. When we decide what others need to work on and try to manipulate them we become part of the perpetuation of the pain and the message they have always received that something…

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Trusting Me (Relationships that aren’t working)

Trusting Me (Relationships that aren’t working)

I was always trying to “work it out” in relationships – until I learned this….

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Boundaries: Not What We “Allow” Others To Do

Boundaries: Not What We “Allow” Others To Do

When I learned this about “boundaries” is when things got really good for me and my relationships became so much less painful.

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Telling Lies as a Way To Survive

Telling Lies as a Way To Survive

We learn how to survive the drama, trauma and dysfunction; but how do we get past “surviving” to “living”? This idea helped me….

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Trauma Parents and Parenting – Brain Science and Your Child 

Parenting for trauma survivors often becomes about “obedience”. This article helps us understand how to meet our kids – and ourselves – on a new, nurturing level. A great article I wanted to share with you today that can help us see how we can help our children – and…

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When Relationships Hurt

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Making Amends or Making Excuses?

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Patronizing People (And Some Ways to Deal With Those Who Talk Down To Us)

Patronizing People (And Some Ways to Deal With Those Who Talk Down To Us)

Relationships. Can be messy, challenging and difficult for those of us from backgrounds of drama, trauma and dysfunction. Especially when we’ve not been able to get the help we need to learn to identify and resolve our family patterns AND our own patterns that contribute to the-dance-that-never-ends. One of the issues we can find ourselves dealing with is situations in which those who consciously, or unconsciously, have themselves on a pedestal or see themselves as having all the answers.

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Relationships Are Messy

Relationships Are Messy

We learn from our experiences. Or we don’t. But when we do? Is when we discover the “empowering solutions” – those things we can do for ourselves, by ourselves to be ok when things around us are not. Relationships are messy Over the years, like many from backgrounds filled with…

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Healing Others…

Very often when we start to find our way out of the darkness we want to bring the others in our life with us. We read something inspiring and think “so and so needs to see this”. We hear someone speaking on an issue that has touched our lives and…

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