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 →

How Do I Stop Being So Nice

That’s an EXCELLENT question. I struggle with that myself too more than I care to think about. Often we think that if we are “nice” to others, others will treat us with kindness in return. Or, we may feel that if we are nice, others will like or love us more. It’s the old “do... Continue Reading →

Not Even A Birthday Wish From Our Child: The Estranged Adult Child

We were out for dinner with friends.  It was my husband's birthday.  We'd had a great time all night. Then, hit the moment where my friend and I began a real conversation about a topic that I find hard to deal with.  Our daughter. "She didn't even text her father a Happy Birthday," I said... Continue Reading →

Making Poor Choices For Too Long Makes You Appear Stupid

My home was always a revolving door for the neighbourhood children.  One was coming as one was leaving until I couldn't keep my eyes open for one more second in a day.  My grocery shopping bill every week, reminded me of a cafeteria for children with juices, treats and wholesome foods that I'd feed every... Continue Reading →

Take Control of You

The little 4 year old girl who lives next-door to me with her parents is a cutie.  I mean a really adorable looking little girl with light brown or dirty blond hair and the fairest blue/green eyes you've ever seen.  She lights up a room with her beauty and it would be tremendously hard to... Continue Reading →

How To Know If You Need New Friends

Are you feeling that something's not right in your friendship? Feeling down about no one calling you back? Getting a gut wrenching feeling that you've been used? How to know if you need new friends.  Friends are people who should compliment our lives.  They add something to it and make us feel good about who... Continue Reading →

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