A conversation with a friend: Me: You’re a man, maybe you can tell me what’s wrong with me and why I can’t draw in anyone special. My friend: There’s not a damn thing wrong with you. All you got to do is be yourself. I’ve known for quite some time what the theme for this … More Who Are You??
“The child within me still cringes at the possibility of emotional abandonment. A word, a tone of voice or gesture-or lack of it-can drive me to act in ways that I think will prevent a friend or lover from leaving me.” -Rokelle Lerner One of the first topics I explored when I started consistently posting … More Back to Abandonment
Always Do Your Best. Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse and regret. -Miguel Angel Ruiz I am just recovering from a bad cold and sinus infection. … More I Have Been Sick…and That Sucks
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
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
“Today I release those beliefs that are destructive, that have outlived their usefulness. Today my thoughts center on beauty, abundance, order, love, freedom, and health.” -Rokelle Lerner in Daily Affirmations for Adult Children of Alcoholics A few days ago, my inadequacy wounds were triggered and I got the “crazies.” You know, the “crazies” happens whenever … More Thanks for Writing, Commentator, and One Lovely Blog Award
“I define happiness for myself. I make my own happiness today and experience joy in living in my own unique way.” –Rokelle Lerner So what role does happiness play in living a connected life? As I mentioned before, the overall goal in my own life is to have “joy,” but not in opposition to happiness. … More The Happiness Theory
“The healthiest response to life is joy.” –Deepak Chopra I usually begin my topics for the month by defining the terms that I will be talking about. But I realized that for the purposes of talking about joy, happiness, fun, and laughter, reaching for the dictionary to define these topics may not be the best … More Happy happy? or Joy joy?