Recovery: How to Deal With Family

Recovery: How to Deal With Family

Ahhhhh… the beauty of family.. what do we do with them and what would we do without them? This coin has some chunk to it either way you flip it. Family units are as unique as we are. There are no two alike. There is no sense in comparing and despairing either. What might seem at times like a great situation for you, is not the case for others. ie; Your friend’s mom smoking marijuana with the boys while everyone hangs out in the house. Your dad sharing his six pack with your…continue reading →
Dancing With Myself: Addressing Your Relationships

Dancing With Myself: Addressing Your Relationships

Growing up in Newark, NJ, which was known for its riots a few years earlier, I was overprotected as a child. My parents wanted me to come straight home after school and I wasn’t allowed to have anyone over the house if they weren’t home. In order to avoid any consequences if I didn’t follow their wishes, I stuck to the rules. Now that I am able to reflect on that time, I believe it laid the foundation of my challenges in communication as well as connection with others. I spent the first…continue reading →