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 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 →

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 →

Life Teaches Us Lessons Whether We Want Them or Not

There's no one walking this planet who hasn't fallen upon hard times, lost people they loved or cared about, taken ill, had emotional issues or whatever else one can add into the mix.  No matter what we all would love to think, no one can escape these things.  It doesn't matter how much money we... Continue Reading →

Flying Without A Parachute

Have you noticed that Life is uncertain?  If you have already recognized that, you're at the front of the class or, may already be teaching the course. I've always known that Life is one big crap shoot or, as Forrest Gump would say, "Like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to... Continue Reading →

Stop Pleasing Others And Be Yourself

We all do it.  Unless we are a true Psychopath who cannot connect to their feelings, we all worry about what others think of us.  No one wants to be disliked, rejected or feel out of place with others.  Those are normal, natural feelings and oftentimes, fears for a lot of people but, the truth... Continue Reading →

When The Sky Seems Like It Will Fall

I'm going to say this to get it off of my chest and shoulders. "I'm having a HARD time and I don't see an end to it in the near future, which only magnifies the whole experience further!"  You likely don't know what I mean, do you?  Or perhaps, you do?  Maybe, you are also... Continue Reading →

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