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May 26, 2019

The first thing to take into account when considering bribes, incentives and reinforcing positive behavior is defining what a reward is. A reward  should be something that is pleasurable to our Loved One’s (LO) and NOT something WE want or think our LO needs. So, rewar...

March 26, 2018

In my experience, while going through crisis and chaos I was in a constant state of anxiety, hyper-vigilance and on alert twenty-four hours a day. I maintained this state for a lengthy period, so lengthy that it felt like it became of part of who I was. Always in turmo...

January 23, 2018

The second line of the familiar childhood taunt, “Liar liar your pants are on fire, your nose is as long as a telephone wire!” seems the perfect description for any interaction between someone in active addiction and the people trying to support them. In the moment, as...

December 11, 2017

Part 1 of a 2 part series

“Boundaries define us. They define what is me and what is not me. A boundary shows me where I end and someone else begins, leading me to a sense of ownership. Knowing what I am to own and take responsibility for gives me freedom.” ~ Henry Cloud


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