Monthly Archives: February 2012

The Family Hero – It’s Not All Good

The Hero or Responsible Child is the first of the learned behaviors of children who grow up with an emotionally absent parent.  When one parent is not providing emotional support to the family and the other parent is focused on … Continue reading

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What Does It Take To Change?

What happens if you aren’t satisfied with your life?  Maybe you have a history of broken relationships or go-nowhere jobs?  Perhaps on the outside everything looks good but you’re lonely and unhappy on the inside?  Or you’re overweight but not … Continue reading

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How Children Cope – 4 Learned Roles for Stress Management

Many decades ago, counselors saw an interesting outcome from treatment of alcoholics (most of whom were male):  their clients seemed to do better when the spouse attended a week of treatment geared specifically for them.  Proven repeatedly, the conclusion was clear:  when … Continue reading

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More Fun with Awards

When I started Kristen Lamb’s class We Are Not Alone, back in October, I wasn’t so sure about blogging.  I’m a voracious reader but I don’t read blogs is what I told myself.  So I sat around and watched and … Continue reading

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9 Steps to Finding a Therapist

If you have decided that your life could be enhanced, then perhaps you’ve decided to find a therapist.  One of the questions I’m asked most often is “How do I find a good therapist?” Isn’t it ironic that finding a … Continue reading

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Child Sexual Abuse

Child sexual abuse is the last and most disgusting topic in this series.  As a survivor of this tragedy, I thought I had heard and read it all and that I had recovered.  But in collecting and verifying statistics and … Continue reading

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Beauty of a Woman Blogfest 2012

I’m thrilled to participate in August McLaughlin’s blogfest – The Beauty of a Woman.  Check out her blog here  On Friday, February 10, August will have links to a variety of wonderful blogs about the Beauty of a Woman. … Continue reading

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9 Self-defeating Beliefs

If you’ve been following Monday’s blogs, you will have learned lots about various forms of child abuse.  Part of my purpose in sharing this painful, stark information is to provide easy to read information about this disturbing topic.  But no … Continue reading

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Child Abuse: Neglect

When talking about abuse of children, images of battered, broken children usually come to mind. Unfortunately, the most prevalent type of abuse is neglect. Specific terminology can vary, but neglect is usually defined as a pattern of failing to provide … Continue reading

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Liebster Award

On January 16, I was honored to receive the Liebster Award from SJ Driscoll.  The Liebster is designed to support and encourage small bloggers (less than 200 followers). Sally’s blog, Come Sit by My Fire includes a variety of topics.  From Do … Continue reading

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