Love is Supposed to be Unconditional, But You Feel Unsettled by It?

It’s a tough question: “How would you describe your relationship with your parents, growing up?” I have asked many clients this question. And in some of my quieter moments, the question also sits with me. Our relationship with our parents will stay with us John Lennon was wrong: “Love is NOT all you need…”  As … More Love is Supposed to be Unconditional, But You Feel Unsettled by It?

The Story of Your Recovery is Told Through Your Relationships

“The story of our recovery is the story of our relationships.” Relationships are the place where we will experience our greatest heights. And our lowest depths. But without at least a few close relationships, we cannot become all of who we can be. Conflict in our relationships is stressful and disruptive. We often think that … More The Story of Your Recovery is Told Through Your Relationships

13 Things that Families Can Do to Raise Mentally Strong Kids

  1 | Build a sense of empowerment, not a victim mentality No matter how difficult things feel, they can do something to help themselves or their situation. 2 | Parent with a sense of values, but not with a sense of guilt All parents can feel guilt over mistakes we have made, but guilt … More 13 Things that Families Can Do to Raise Mentally Strong Kids