Don’t Surrender Your Joy: The Eight Ways to Reclaim the FUN of Your DysFUNctional Family. ___ The DysFUNctional Manifesto This is a manifesto, not a manual. We are not telling you how to live your lives. Heck, we are just trying to keep ourselves sane, we don’t have time to tell you what to do. This … More Addiction: The DysFUNctional Manifesto
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I’m reading a book called Unconditional Parenting. (It’s a good book, though I can’t recommend it without some qualifiers.) He offers 13 guiding principles for unconditional parenting that seem to offer some helpful ways to frame unconditional recovery support. It’s important to keep in mind that it doesn’t really matter if…
Recovery is about getting your life back. Maybe it’s time to recover your sense of humor? ___ Why are so many addicts or recovering addicts also comedians? Humor should be a part of recovery because humor is central to what it means to be a human being. Humans are the only creatures that laugh. Except for monkeys, hyenas … More Addiction: Laughing Loudly While Quietly Crying Into Your Beer
What you eat, who you like and what you believe: Live by your judgments and you are not much different than a two year old. ___ “Kids, don’t eat cancer. Eating white sugar and white bread is basically the same as smoking. You may as well eat cigarettes because you are eating cancer when you eat … More Your Judgments Will Save Your Life and They Will Kill You
You may have threatened to destroy the video games, but what take to really do it? ___ Parents, what would it take for you to snap and go Darth Vader? Don’t lie to me, you’ve thought about it. You fantasize about using the Force to crush and destroy, to shoot laser beams and lightening bolts. No, you … More 11 Reasons Why I Want To Become a Darth Vader Dad
I Asked My Friends and a Troll One Question: “Does Christmas Matter to You?” The Results Surprised Me. ___ If you want to stir the ant hill of Facebook, just ask people what they think about Christmas. I did and the results were both fun and disturbing… I guess that’s Funturbing. No matter what we believe, the season is about giving … More 7 Reasons Why Christmas Should Still Matter to You
When Your Tidings are not Glad, it Can Just Feel Sad ___ A Season of Sad Things The holidays can be difficult. Some of us are alone or isolated. Others feel painful feelings of grief and loss or experience mental illness. Some may have a job or a life we are not happy with, or we may have no … More The 12 Gifts That Will Help You With Your Holiday Sadness
Before you write off Facebook, stop: The person on the other end be more complex than you think. ___ I think we should create a social media platform where you can begin a discussion on one topic and then the conversation becomes wildly inappropriate and stupidly personal. And the longer you stay in a conversation, the more people … More How Facebook Changed My Mind About Mental Illness
When you are in recovery, sometimes you are going to get wet. The only question is how quickly will you get back into the boat? ◊O◊ My son came home mad the other day. He was angry. “Assholes on the bus….” he muttered. He talked and I listened as he poured out his rage and his … More Addiction: What Can You Do When You Blow Your Recovery?
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