Tag: Adult Children of Alcoholics

Why swimming hard for an unknown shore might just save your life

Why swimming hard for an unknown shore might just save your life

You can only ever work with what you have, right? The experiences you've gone through during your life (and the conclusions you've drawn from them) are what you’re going to pull from as you interact with the world. What else would you know to do?  If you've been told your whole life that a red … Continue reading Why swimming hard for an unknown shore might just save your life

The Pretty Pink Cupcake that makes me want to Vomit

The Pretty Pink Cupcake that makes me want to Vomit

I don't know when I first heard this particular phrase - the one that literally makes my stomach drop like maggots are suddenly plummeting from the sky. This statement is a big fat rationalization. A quick attempt to make the adults involved feel more comfortable. Like someone slathering pretty pink frosting on a cupcake made … Continue reading The Pretty Pink Cupcake that makes me want to Vomit

The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling: How reading about the boy wizard benefited me as an Adult Child of Alcoholics

The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling: How reading about the boy wizard benefited me as an Adult Child of Alcoholics

There's really nothing I can say about the Harry Potter book series that most people don't have some idea about already. With over 500 million copies sold in over 80 languages, the beloved series by J.K. Rowling transfigured countless people into wand-waving, potion-brewing, spell-speaking obsessives and magicked a nonprofit organization, a two-part stage play, and … Continue reading The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling: How reading about the boy wizard benefited me as an Adult Child of Alcoholics

Top 5 Reasons why Addiction is the Zombie Virus

Top 5 Reasons why Addiction is the Zombie Virus

I'm going to give it to you straight: I'm a little weirdly obsessed with zombie shows. The challenges faced by the survivors? The inevitable character growth? Yes, please! Pass the popcorn - I'm overly committed! 🍿 So when this addiction = the zombie virus comparison popped into my head, I tried to walk away from … Continue reading Top 5 Reasons why Addiction is the Zombie Virus

The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children by Dr. Shefali Tsabary, PhD

The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children by Dr. Shefali Tsabary, PhD

The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children by Dr. Shefali Tsabury is a parenting book with a unique view on the parent-child relationship apart from the traditional “DIY disciplinary” books that have been on shelves for so many years. Dr. Tsabury is a Clinical Psychologist well-known for mixing “Eastern mindfulness” and “Western psychology” into … Continue reading The Conscious Parent: Transforming Ourselves, Empowering Our Children by Dr. Shefali Tsabary, PhD