Let’s take a closer look at articles about (and for) women dealing with addiction or dealing with someone close to them suffering from addiction.
Articles About Women
What is it that you wanted most as a child and didn’t get?
In this edition we are going to take a look at the many facets of what it's like to have grown up in a family with mental health, substance abuse, and trauma. In my experience, everyone has a story that is worthwhile to hear, and we often learn from each other's...
You’ve Got A Friend
When Carole King wrote, the world-famous song "You Got a Friend", she was certainly bright and intuitive. Science says making new friends is food for your health and as I am learning, it is never too late to do so. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eAR_Ff5A8Rk When we...
Is Retirement Right For Everyone?
Invariably someone asks me when I am going to retire. I sometimes wonder why they ask me that question. Do I look and talk too old to work, are they wondering about their own work life, am I outdated? I often shrug my shoulder’s look around and fiercely announce: I am...
Are You Aging Exuberantly?
One of the most exciting aspects of the work I do is I get to work alongside some incredibly talented young professionals who are mentors, coaches, interventionists and clinicians. In doing so I feel invigorated knowing our behavioral health profession is in good...
3 Ways Novelty Creates Lasting Change
The other day I read a wonderful article about novelty by Alane K. Daugherty, Ph.D., who sees the benefit of taking a novel approach to change. She asserts that when we seek newness whether it's taking a different route to work, changing old behaviors or looking at...
2023 New Year, New You, New Hope
So here we are in a New Year and I am not sure exactly what I want to tackle. Looking back on 2022 I experienced a good many things, much that I enjoyed and am proud of. My team and I helped many families. We traveled near and far, touching the lives of others. I was...
Holiday Reflections: What Are The 6 Types Of People You Should Spend Time With?
When I think about holidays, I ask myself: who is important to me and how do I wish to spend my time and with whom do I want to spend my time? Just stop and think how many messages do you get each day -- voicemails, emails, texts, DMs. There just aren't enough hours...
REPORT: Drug & Alcohol Deaths on the Rise Among Older Americans
With the holidays coming, an oft-overlooked population is aging adults. Sadly, drug and alcohol deaths are on the rise in older adults. Trauma, chronic pain, and isolation often play a part in an older adult's life. I was even invited to a Pot Party at age 72! Scams...
What Can Fear Teach Us?
Flying back from Munich to San Diego, I came across a German Proverb, “Fear makes the wolf bigger than he is.” As I contemplated this statement, I realized we all have fears, some of which can be quite imaginative and vocal, which may color the stories we tell...
Additional Resources For Women
Falling Up: A Memoir of Renewal
Learn To Thrive
Mirror of Intimacy: Daily Reflections on Emotional and Erotic Intelligence
Alexandra Katehakis & Tom Bliss
Marnie C. Ferree