Myths Surrounding Family Therapy and Family Coaching

Myths Surrounding Family Therapy and Family Coaching

Let’s face it – family coaching is basically an unknown entity for most people and its scary to be in a group where there has been tension and trust issues. Not every clinician is equipped to engage with families and some prefer not to. Today I want to...
How To Help A Loved One After A Drug Or Alcohol Relapse

How To Help A Loved One After A Drug Or Alcohol Relapse

Addiction to drugs or alcohol is a struggle that impacts millions of people and families all over the world.  A 2017 National Survey on Health and Drug Use indicated that approximately 21.5 million people living in the United States above the age of 12 suffered from a...
What Are You Missing?

What Are You Missing?

In my melancholy mood of missing lanyards, I realized that my clients more often then not talk about what they are missing, relationships, intimacy, missing loved ones who are drowning tin a sea of addiction Covid 19 has exacerbated usual coping skills . Clients,...
Who Are Your People?

Who Are Your People?

Dear Ones, I have been thinking about authenticity. What is it who has it and how do we achieve it? As an 18-year-old college student I came into the field having marched with Martin Luther King Jr and working as an eligibility worker for the Allegheny Country...
DE-ESCALATION ANYONE????

DE-ESCALATION ANYONE????

Dear ones, It is hard not to ruminate about the tense situations we have found ourselves in the last 90 days. Tempers have flared, emotions risen, and our country has cried out in pain first from a pandemic which has left many isolated, alone, jobless, ill and living...
Are Your Relationships Reciprocal? Are You Creating Abundance?

Are Your Relationships Reciprocal? Are You Creating Abundance?

Dear Readers This week I have been pondering reciprocity – what does it mean to be in relationships that are reciprocal. Succinctly, that means you are in a give and take relationship where one values the other. To reciprocate with someone who has shared a gift...
What Comes Next?

What Comes Next?

“Faith is taking the first step even if you don’t see the whole staircase” — Martin Luther King Jr What a week this has been. One of death, destruction, rage and sorrow. It is hard for me to put into words how I feel or what are the next right steps...
What Are You Hatching in COVID-19?

What Are You Hatching in COVID-19?

This week, thanks to my Tennessee webmaster, Marcus Crutcher from wearehatchery.com, whom I have been with for many years, I got to thinking about what we have been hatching since COVID-19 and social distancing became household words. Truth is, most of us have been...
Do you Hold Space for Others?

Do you Hold Space for Others?

This morning I was drinking my coffee and reflecting on my family, my work and you dear friends. I wondered do I truly hold space for those I love and care for and work with. In the addiction and behavioral health field we talk a lot about being in gratitude, of doing...