I came across this book called, Perfect Daughters: Adult Daughters of Alcoholics about a year and a half ago…towards the beginning of my recovery. It’s a book that has been around for awhile and is written by Dr. Robert J. Ackerman. I thought the subject as well as the title was fascinating. The author explores the Adult … More Sort of a Book Review/More Personal Experience: Perfect Daughters
“If we want to fully experience love and belonging, we must believe that we are worthy of love and belonging.” -Brene Brown from The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You’re Suppose to Be and Embrace Who You Are So in my previous post, I stated that “each person has their own … More Normal Standards of Belonging
I could probably list hundreds of reasons and bizarre experiences that could “prove” to you why I perceive myself and my life as not being “normal.” As a matter of fact, just describing my experiences by using the word “bizarre” proves how I sometimes feel about my life. As I reflect, the “not-normal” feeling I … More Research, Loss, & the Normal Experience
This was a blog post from a couple of years ago. Words taken directly from my journal in September 2001. I still remember every emotion. How do you remember that day? September 11th….
Every normal person, in fact, is only normal on the average. His ego approximates to that of the psychotic in some part or other and to a greater or lesser extent. -Sigmund Freud If you want to know a way to make me really upset, simply respond to any challenge or problem that I’m having … More Normal, Unique, & Crazy