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Enabling vs. Helping

Am I enabling or helping and what is the difference?  This is a question I have been asked by clients many times.  It is also a question I have asked myself.  We can all think of fact patterns that we… Read the rest

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Preparing our Relationships for the Holidays

The Norman Rockwell version of the family holiday party exudes warmth, peace and connection. In a family with a loved one in early recovery, the mere idea of a family gathering can cause enormous stress. Before our loved one entered… Read the rest

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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