Who Are You??

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??

Back to Abandonment

“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

Sort of a Book Review/More Personal Experience: Perfect Daughters

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

Thanks for Writing, Commentator, and One Lovely Blog Award

“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

The Happiness Theory

“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