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“No” is a complete sentence

As we head back into the school year, our children will be exposed to many different ideas and suggestions.  This will occur for all age groups:  elementary schools, high schools, universities.  Some will come from educators who have agendas and… Read the rest

Who’s in YOUR “WE”?

    Several years ago, a national credit card company had a marketing campaign that used the slogan “What’s in YOUR wallet?”  The presumption from that advertisement was that so long as you had their credit card in your wallet,… Read the rest

Changing the talk and the walk

As we start the New Year, I’ve begun thinking of ways we can refine and develop our family communication skills.  Communication is the method we use to exchange information.   In the family unit, it can be between partners, between parents… Read the rest

WHEN THE FAMILY UNDERSTANDS

  I read this quote from a person in recovery and it broke my heart for many reasons.  First, because I have known so many families that have been torn apart by the disease of addiction.  And second, because there… Read the rest

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12 Suggestions for Holiday Sanity

Holidays, families and people living in recovery.  A time to have an attitude of gratitude or just an attitude.  Which do you choose? The holidays are stressful for everyone…lots of shopping and cooking.  Lots of spending…sometimes beyond our means.  Lots… Read the rest

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