In Canada, marijuana is about to be legalized. Just in time for my teenager’s 18th birthday. I know that it’s just a coincidence, but forever this will be known as the generation that legalized pot in my country. Some people I know think that legalization will usher in a new wave of brain dead stoners … More Clearing the Air About Recreational Cannabis Use
My depression still lurks in the corners of my mind, even though I am well into my recovery. What I find difficult is that anxiety seems to have replaced it. For more, click on photo
“You can’t beat addiction out of somebody,” he said. “You can’t yell loud enough to get them to stop. When I was in active addiction, nobody hated me more than me. I despised myself, couldn’t look in the mirror and wanted to die almost every day.” For guest article, “Tough Love Doesn’t Work: A New … More This is Why Tough Love Won’t Work
• • • The other day I wrote a post where I asked a question, “Can you fully accept what you are powerless to change?” It’s a difficult question because it is a living question. You have to decide again, again and yet again. It would be great if you could just decide once and … More 10 Things I Accept About 2017
What’s the answer? Often we hear that “Tough Love is the answer.” But what can you do when tough love just isn’t the answer? “My family’s tough love approach played a big part in my attempting suicide,” he said. “It’s not their fault I attempted suicide, but their words and actions put me over the … More So Someone You Love Isn’t Making the Changes You Want Them to Make?
Guest Post by Claire Gillespie 03/22/17 You love your child. Your child is an addict. Your child needs help. How do you carry on showing that love, without supporting or enabling the addiction? Instead, professionals suggest setting boundaries and asking questions like “What do I need to do in order to support my own self-care … More Tough Love Doesn’t Work: A New Approach to Helping Addicts
For article on “Do You Know How to Communicate With Your Teenagers?”, click on the photo above. I write articles about wellness, leadership, parenting and personal growth. My hope is to deliver the best content I can to inspire, to inform and to entertain. Sign up for my blog if you want to receive the … More How to Have a Great Conversation With Your Teenager