November 18, 2008


The recognition of the existence or truth of something.

Doesn't that feel good? So many times in the world of counseling and recovery I have heard contradictions about selfishness. Many times I have heard that you must be selfish in order to work on you and make changes. However, I have also heard that you must be selfless and help others.

Either way, once in a while, to be acknowledged for your actions or worth is in order. It can motivate you on to greater things.

Good job.

November 14, 2008

There comes a point in your life when you realize: who matters, who never did, who won't anymore... and who always will. So, don't worry about people from your past, there's a reason why they didn't make it to your future.

November 12, 2008

I can talk

Recently I realized that a situation had gotten well out of control before it dawned on me that simply speaking to those involved would have set us on our way to a resolution a long time ago. So many things have turned into more drama than needed only because no one said, "let's sit down and talk about this". Some counselors we all are.

It reminded me of a song my son learned not long after he started goes like this...."I can talk, I can talk, I don't need to squeak or squawk. When I need to say something I just open up and talk". I learn more from him than the big folks (me included)!

How about that?

November 03, 2008


Someone sent me a great email called "Why boys need parents". It described actual events out of my life as the mother of a son......look at this photo!