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 [...]

Invitation to share your stories and ask questions about women, strength and resilience

Dear Friends, I am revising Dancing Backwards in High Heels: Women and Resilience due 3/13/2012 and I'd like your input.  Please post stories you'd like to share about women and how they use their strengths-- their resilience.  I encourage you to ask any questions you have about women handling the challenges that life hurls at them. [...]

By |September 29th, 2012|Categories: Information, resilience, strength, women|Comments Off on Invitation to share your stories and ask questions about women, strength and resilience

The Power of Resilience

  When tragedy strikes with the death of a loved one, a serious illness or a job loss, some people fall apart, while others adapt to such life-changing events more easily. Being resilient is what makes the difference. "Resilience is the process of adapting well in the face of adversity, trauma, tragedy or significant stress—it [...]

By |September 18th, 2012|Categories: healing, Information, resilience, trauma|Comments Off on The Power of Resilience

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 [...]

By |May 24th, 2012|Categories: 12 steps, addiction, families|Comments Off on 12 Steps for Successful Parenting for Families Affected by Addiction

12 Principles of Healing from Trauma and Codependency

1.  Healing Takes Time.  Let’s face it, it took awhile for you to get where you are.  Likewise your recovery will also take time.  Give yourself the gift of allowing this process of self-parenting to unfold for you.  Know that it can’t be rushed. It’s a process, not an event.  What is important is that [...]

By |April 19th, 2012|Categories: 12 steps, codependency, healing, trauma|Comments Off on 12 Principles of Healing from Trauma and Codependency
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