families

Binge Drinking – Taking Away Your Own Power

By Patricia O’Gorman, Ph.D.
Author of
The Resilient Woman: Mastering the 7 Steps to Personal Power
(publication date 3/5/13)
pre-order available through Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Most women read “Excessive alcohol consumption is the third leading cause of
preventable death in the United States and is a risk factor for many health and societal
problems,” (1), and think, “Oh, too bad, this really […]

Christmas and Perfume

If ever there was a season celebrating resilience it is the Christmas Season.  As women, this season represents a virtual treasure trove of elements around which we build our resilience, because our resilience is built around our response to stress; and this is the season of stress, both good stress and the other kind.

During […]

12 Steps for Successful Parenting for Families Affected by Addiction

 

Step 1
Admit powerlessness over your ability to protect you children from pain and become willing to surrender to your love and not your control.

Step 2
Find hope in the belief that recovery is possible through faith and an acceptance of the fact that we are never really alone.

Step 3
Reach out for help and acknowledge that […]