Empathy can Put You at Risk for Burnout

Did you know that being empathetic, being caring, can put you at risk for depression, burnout and other mental health impacts? Being empathetic and having a high sense of idealism can create emotional vulnerabilities. Learning healthy boundaries will support your recovery and improve your well being. • • • Follow the links below for free … More Empathy can Put You at Risk for Burnout

7 Things We Learn Growing Up With An Alcoholic Parent

Their pain is their own. We do not need to own our parents’ or other’s pain. “We internalized so much blame for the chaotic emotions and actions of our parents that it becomes second nature for us to take responsibility for other people’s pain and suffering.” Empathy is a strength when it is balanced by … More 7 Things We Learn Growing Up With An Alcoholic Parent

Hate or Hurt?

“I hate my parents.” I work with families and teenagers in recovery. I often hear these words or words like them, uttered with bitterness. Sometimes accompanied by tears and distant stares. The words may be directed towards parents or family, ex-lovers, friends… or even drugs. At first, the words are spoken, jabbed like verbal daggers. … More Hate or Hurt?

What I learned about myself from watching Marshawn Lynch

It would suck to make 6.5 million dollars. I think I would have to quit my job in order to spend all of that money. Especially if I made that much every year. Controversial NFL player Marshawn Lynch made 6.5 million dollars last year and he acts like an entitled overpaid athlete, snubbing his fans, … More What I learned about myself from watching Marshawn Lynch