Stage Two Recovery in ACA

Stage Two Recovery in ACA

Hello Everybody! It’s been a LONG time since I’ve been a presence on my own blog. However, it’s harvest time, and there are important things to share. I know I need to smile more, but that’s really hard to do because I freeze up in front of the camera. This is a follow up to … Continue reading

END of LIFE Doula Training- Boston, MA

END of LIFE Doula Training- Boston, MA

I attended an end of life doula training in Boston, June 23-25, 2017. We were led by Henry Fersko-Weiss, LCSW, executive director of INELDA (International End of Life Doula Association, www.inelda.org) and author of Caring for the Dying – The Doula Approach to a Meaningful Death. These are my notes looking back: I didn’t think much before … Continue reading

I’m An Adult Child – part 1

I’m An Adult Child – part 1

Living life from a basis of fear Comparing myself to others Never thinking it was safe to play Surrounded by people who didn’t respect me or treat me well Afraid of authority figures and tending to isolate myself Frightened by angry people and any personal criticism Feeling overly responsible for others as a way to … Continue reading

Adult Children

Adult Children

ACA is a 12-Step program for Adult Children of Alcoholic/Dysfunctional Families. I joined a local group in January 2016. We meet once a week for about 75 minutes, and we’re all women.  When I first walked in, I felt I was home. Part of it was the warmth of the room’s furnishings: sofas, big comfy … Continue reading

Thank you for Asking!

Thank you for Asking!

This is not a new survey. It’s been 3 1/2 years since I completed a survey of Unificationist Sunday Services as they are experienced by various members around the world. It was my first research project. I was inspired by the qualitative research of Brene Brown (The Power of Vulnerability), and dealing with a lagging … Continue reading