Another year has gone by and “The Holidays” are fast approaching – although if you’re anything like me, you’re still wondering where September went! The time has come when we are once again seeing commercials on TV and in magazines about how wonderful the Christmas season is, that it is better to give than to receive, and how warm and loving families are, especially at this time of year. … [Read more...] about How to Enjoy the Holidays When You or Your Loved One Has an Addiction
Archives for 2014
Violence Against Women: Can We Really Be Shocked by Jian Ghomeshi?
Jian Ghomeshi is one charismatic guy.He’s been revered as attractive, popular, successful, a ladies’ man—until now. Now we see that this man, nearly 50 years of age, has been thinking and acting like a spoiled child who totally believes the world revolves around him—and that he is completely entitled to have all of his needs met, sexual and otherwise.Now, he is a man reviled. But I have to wonder why we, as a society, are shocked by his behaviour. Personally, I am more surprised that we are so … [Read more...] about Violence Against Women: Can We Really Be Shocked by Jian Ghomeshi?
Stephen Collins’ Secret is Out: How Society Enables Addiction
Say it ain’t so—Eric Camden, a child molester??That’s as bad as finding out that Richie Cunningham’s dad beat his wife, Marion.I’m not in any way trying to diminish this. It’s horrific. According to news reports that first came out, Stephen Collins’ voice has yet to be authenticated on that taped confession, but we all know that it sure sounds like him. And it probably is.Let’s face it, sex addiction is very real—and it’s alive and thriving in our society. We see it everywhere—from Internet … [Read more...] about Stephen Collins’ Secret is Out: How Society Enables Addiction
Attention All Loved Ones of Addicts: Let’s Come out of the Shame Closet and Recover!
SEPTEMBER IS RECOVERY MONTH Do you know that September is Recovery Month? I think it’s amazing that a whole month has been set aside as a time to honor recovery from addiction—this shows that the times definitely are a-changin’ and that a great many more people are getting the message that recovery truly is possible. This is great for those who are struggling with addictive behaviors—from alcohol and drugs to gambling, to compulsive over-spending, to sex addiction, to Internet addiction, … [Read more...] about Attention All Loved Ones of Addicts: Let’s Come out of the Shame Closet and Recover!
Robin Williams, Dead at 63: Words No One Ever Wanted to Hear
“Robin Williams: Dead, Apparent Suicide” How could this happen? We are asking ourselves this question today as we shake our heads in disbelief. Robin Williams, the uproariously funny comedian, dead? Apparent suicide?How can this be??Yes, we all knew he had problems with addiction—he’d bravely allowed that to be common knowledge, probably in the hope that his struggle could also help others. He carried the message in the true spirit of one who was walking the walk of addiction recovery, and I … [Read more...] about Robin Williams, Dead at 63: Words No One Ever Wanted to Hear