The Connection Between Trauma and Anxiety

Loving an addict has the potential to be traumatic. That is no secret. I love reading the success stories and watching families reconnect once sobriety is attained and bridges are mended. However, there are many of us who never experience such euphoria and even more who struggle with the consequences of things out of our … Read more

Four Steps to Freedom Part 2 of 4

Step 2: Connect the Past to Present Life Hey Everyone! This is part two of a four part mini blog series I’ve been working on. If you missed the first one you can find it here. I am working through the book Changing Course by Claudia Black (which is amazing for any and every family … Read more

Four Steps to Freedom Part 1 of 4

Hey Everyone! It’s been a little while since I’ve got to spend some time blogging. I am looking forward to getting back in the swing of things. I have recently started reading Claudia Black’s book: Changing Course. I’ve been hard at work looking for new resources both for personal reasons and with the intentions of … Read more

How Is My Social Anxiety Connected to Childhood

So, for the past few days I have been at the annual LASACT conference. Sitting through 20+ hours of training related to addiction and family dysfunction can tend to make me examine myself just a little closer. As far back as I can remember, I have been an anxious child and socially awkward. I have always … Read more

The Truth That Survivors Struggle With

I write this to invite you to look a little closer at the children living amid addiction. I suggest that you look deeply at yourselves, explore all of your little quirks (good and bad). Watch your husband/wife/partner and investigate where these seemingly insignificant behaviors come from. What makes you tick? I started writing this book and … Read more

Hidden Lessons

Looking through my file box for some paperwork and came across an unlabeled dvd. I found it was from when Kyle (my oldest son) was born 11 years ago. This time in my life was just ridiculous. My mom and I were at war 99% of the time. I had just told my mom to … Read more