Posts Tagged ‘loving detachment’

“The new Tesla goes from 0 to 100 in 2.5 seconds. The only thing faster than that is a co-dependent who goes from 0 to “dead-in-a-ditch” in one second flat!” Felix Vikhman (paraphrase) Addiction impacts every member of a household, from the oldest members of the family to infants, toddlers and teens. When someone in

Recovery and the Family

“If the addict is pleased with your help, you are probably enabling… If the addict is pissed as hell, you are probably helping!” Sandy Swenson Addiction has an impact on every member of a household, from the oldest members of the family to infants, toddlers and teens. When someone in your home has a drug,

Where do I end and you begin?

Where do I end and you begin? One of the most difficult challenges when working with couples and families (especially addicts/alcoholics and those who love them) is helping them understand healthy boundaries. It seems counterintuitive, but the most loving word in any relationship is very often “no.” Researcher in the areas of shame and vulnerability,

Addiction, Denial, and Self Care

“Self-care is never a selfish act – it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer others. Anytime we can listen to true self and give the care it requires, we do it not only for ourselves, but for the many others whose lives

Rob Ford, Addiction, and the Santa Claus Parade

I have watched with interest the travails of Toronto Mayor Rob Ford play out over these past months. Addiction and recovery play a large role in both my personal and professional lives so I view this situation with perhaps more nuance that the media at this point. The issue as it appears to me is

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