Family’s Recovery

Is Your Hope at the Mercy of Others?

Through recovery work, I have learned to stop expecting people to be different and to reduce the frustration that comes from trying to cause a person to get better, or trying to mold them into how I think they should be (even if it’s reasonable). When I put these demands and expectations down, I can love people for who they actually are.

By | 2017-04-03T10:15:44+00:00 April 3rd, 2017|Self-Care|

What I Did to Get Better

If I'm out at a party at a friend's house, staying present in the party, in the moment, and enjoying every single moment with them, because that's where I'm at right now ... [this] helped me to have some joy and love right then, in that moment ...

By | 2017-03-09T14:18:56+00:00 March 7th, 2017|CRAFT, Self-Care|

Are You Willing to Change?

Our role as the family member of a struggling loved one is not limited to doing things for them. What we do for our own well-being (physical, mental, spiritual ... ) will create a ripple effect that brings relief and much needed change, within us and all around us.

By | 2017-02-26T20:50:01+00:00 March 13th, 2015|Communication, CRAFT, Self-Care|