3 Ways Addiction Tricks You With Big Lies

3 Ways Addiction Tricks You With Big Lies

This article originally appeared on the Huffington Post. A trickster is defined as a “deceiver, cheater, or fraud.” However, in mythology, the trickster is studied up close in folklore and religion. Going beyond the simple cheater definition, a trickster is a...

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Trauma, PTSD and Children

Trauma, PTSD and Children

Share This Infographic To share this infographic, simply copy the code below and paste it into the HTML section of your website. <a href="https://www.allaboutinterventions.com/2017/05/04/trauma-ptsd-children/"><img...

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Top 10 Parenting Tips

Top 10 Parenting Tips

Folks often ask us what tips and strategies can you give us to be a better parent. The truth is being a parent is hard - there are no high school, college or graduate school courses devoted to parenting. Many of us grew up in households with physical, mental health,...

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How Addiction Impacts Financial Management

How Addiction Impacts Financial Management

John Collins, Director of Investment Advisory & Principal of Aspiriant, recently published an article titled, "Addiction and Financial Management", in which he discusses the difficult situation that a wealth advisor sometimes finds himself or herself in when a...

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Siblings – The Sober World Cover Article

Siblings – The Sober World Cover Article

The Sober World October Issue... I Am So Grateful for the Cover The latest issue features my article, Siblings, on the cover -- and I am so grateful to have been able to write about the important (and often overlooked) connection between siblings, parents, substance...

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Back to School — Screamagers and Screenagers

Back to School — Screamagers and Screenagers

Back to School Anxieties & Drama Having lived in Southern California for over 45 years, it’s always startling that school starts at the hottest time of the year. Beaches are full, vacations are fresh on everyone’s mind. It’s a time of, camps, lazy days,...

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Grief and Loss

Grief and Loss

This article was originally posted on TheBabySpot.ca The little toy dog is covered with dust, But sturdy and stanch he stands; And the little toy solider is red with rust, And his musket moulds his hands.   Time was when the little toy dog was new, And the...

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Confabulation in families of addicts: What is the TRUTH???

Confabulation in families of addicts: What is the TRUTH???

This article originally appeared on AddictionBlog.org Becoming Curious As We Write Our Own Stories As many of you might know after I was in Australia with Brené Brown, Ph.D., I am continuing learning by taking an online/case consultation course to be certified in...

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From 17 to 77: Failure to Launch

From 17 to 77: Failure to Launch

For my long time email subscribers, you probably know that my speaking engagements and trainings for staff and families is original content, backed by current research. Today, I want to talk to you about  a subject I recently addressed at the Innovations in Recovery...

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