Doing The Opposite of What You Have Been Doing If You’re Getting No Good Results May Be Healthy For All Concerned

AUDIO VERSION: (Transcript below for those who prefer to read but, will differ somewhat from the audio version.)   I'm about to start doing the opposite to what I have been doing because, as Albert Einstein has been quoted as saying, "The definition of insanity is doing the same things and expecting a different result."... Continue Reading →

Professional Therapists And The Internet Are Filled With Rants, Blame And Improper Mental Health Diagnoses Towards Parents

AUDIO VERSION: (Transcript below for those who prefer to read but,...it's a bit different than the Audio Version)   There is so much empathy out there for many spoiled/entitled children that society tends to place blame on the parent first versus the child. After all, it has to be the parent's faults, right?  It can't... Continue Reading →

Adult Child Estrangement Is Much Like An Adoptive Child Wondering Why They Were Put Up For Adoption

AUDIO VERSION: (For those who prefer to listen.  Transcript below but, may differ ever so slightly from Audio version) First of all, let it be said that under NO circumstances am I saying that Adoption issues are the same as Child Estrangement issues.  They are 2 different animals.  One child has no choice while the... Continue Reading →

Life Isn’t Offering You A Rose Garden

AUDIO VERSION: (For those who prefer to listen.  Transcript below though it may differ ever so slightly than the audio)         I'm often known as a "Debbie Downer" or I am disliked because I'm not seated, cross-legged on the floor, mumbling "ohhhhhmmmm" to myself over and over again.  I also don't pull... Continue Reading →

Why Everyone Should Give Up Making New Year’s Resolutions

AUDIO VERSION:  (Transcript below for those who prefer to read instead)       It's considered a "new beginning" so, why not make the most of a brand new year and start it off by resolving to do something that you feel will make your life better or something that you should do or is... Continue Reading →

How To Be Tougher In Life: Grow A Thicker Skin

  Growing A Thicker Skin: The Audio Version (1st Try at audio on WordPress)     Note: The Transcript is below for those who prefer to read but, it may differ ever so slightly from the audio version.         “Grow a thicker skin,” my mother used to tell me so often that... Continue Reading →

Can You Beat Annoying Scam and Telemarketing Calls?

We've all had them.  They are the calls from Telemarketers, scammers and any other un-invited calls you can name.  These are the Nuisance Calls.  The ones that get you up from your breakfast, lunch or dinner or wake you up earlier than what you needed to, startle you up when you're trying to rest after... Continue Reading →

I Am Grieving The Loss of My Daughter…

I see adult children with their parents.  I see these parents with grandchildren.  I hear the laughter, the joy and yes, even the worry and heartache over things that would happen to their adult children.  Parenting never ends no matter how old your child is. It's in that last sentence that my story lays. I... Continue Reading →

Bullsh*t To The “Experts” On Adult Child Estrangement Tips

There's a lot of articles out in Cyberland, written by so-called "experts" about estranged adult children and how to deal with them.  Most of them are centred around the idea of the parent taking blame for the estrangement even if those parents have no clue as to what they did that could have caused it... Continue Reading →

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