Crisis Prevention

This post flows from having read a recent article called “I am Adam Lanza’s mother in the Huffington Post. It was not written by Mrs. Lanza, but by Lisa Long, who has a difficult 13 year old son. We are not just taking about a bratty child. He is a child that she frequently has […]

Remember the siblings of the addict

I got a note today from a client who’s son is unfortunately now on his own journey doing the addiction dance. He’s actually too young to be labeled an addict yet, or right now in his journey in my opinion. However, early intervention is an important step. The family is being referred to a very […]

They can’t do it alone

OK, if you have someone in your life who is addicted to “Oxy” here’s a sad truth: They cannot stop on their own!  The addict will tell you they will just stop when you confront them/him/her.  I’m not saying s/he can’t, but I haven’t seen anyone yet in my practice who has been able to […]

starting over

Ack! Didn’t do so well with my last goal. However, a do-over is OK, and I start again, blogging daily.   I stopped at my local all service printing/mailing center to drop off some packages.  While  chatting with the ower,  he mentioned that he and his wife were heading for their 45th anniversary.  On further thought, […]

I couldn’t say it any better myself!

I am using this article with permission. I often tell clients that they teach people how to treat them.  I explain that by accepting someone else’s inappropriate behaviors, we reinforce that behavior.  Sometimes we don’t like to hear it, but knowing it can empower us to grow, to effect change in relationships, and generally feel more at […]

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