The opposite of addiction isn’t sobriety, it’s connection

An important part of supporting yourself and your child who is struggling with addiction is questioning all your old beliefs and creating intentional new ones that serve you. This video is one of the resources that helped me form my new beliefs about addiction because the connection aspect and findings of the research resonated with …

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The Struggle Is Real Podcast Episode

If you are struggling with a child’s addiction or any loved one’s addiction check out this episode of The Struggle Is Real Podcast by Wellness On The Farm where I share my story about my journey to my own recovery and dealing with my daughter’s addiction. Share the love and pass this podcast on to anyone you …

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Why you feel frustrated when your child that’s struggling with addiction won’t listen to you

The other day I was watching a video for my Reiki certification and one of the slides said if you want to keep pushing Reiki on someone who doesn’t want it then you need to look at yourself and why you want them to do it so bad. Of course that got me thinking about …

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HOW TO CONNECT WITH YOUR CHILD THAT’S STRUGGLING WITH ADDICTION

You can have a connected loving relationship with your child without enabling them. If you want to connect with them, you need to look inside yourself first.  A large part of what’s blocking your relationship is that their addiction activates every unresolved emotional wound you have. We all have similar wounds, that’s why most parents …

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The key to finding peace of mind and happiness when your child is struggling with addiction

Let go of how you thought your child’s life would be Let go of how you think your day will go today Move forward with surrender, acceptance, and a new approach The video below is an example of me letting go. Nothing went as planned. I was on a time constraint, the sound and lighting …

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How To Overcome Shame & Fear Of Judgement About Your Child’s Addiction

When I started working with parents whose kids are struggling with addiction I knew that shame would be a hurdle for them to overcome to get help. I dealt with it myself. Shame keeps us from all the things we want and need in order to begin healing. It’s a separator but what we need …

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Our need to know what’s going to happen so that we can be OK, is the reason we aren’t OK!

How comfortable are you with the unknown? How much time do you spend trying to “figure it all out”? Our need to know what’s going to happen at all times can cause us tremendous suffering. We spend so much time trying to figure out what’s going to happen in the future that we lose track …

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Enabling

Enabler- it’s one of those words that evokes a lot of emotion.  It’s confusing.  We don’t always know what enabling is, so we feel panicked and wrong about everything we do to help our kids. No parent wants to be labeled an enabler; we’re struggling with enough guilt already. Sometimes doing anything kind for your …

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What’s your biggest complaint about your child that’s abusing substances?

In February some girlfriends and I took a weekend trip to Dallas. We stayed at a fun hotel in an area where we could walk to nearby restaurants.  Our first night there we were excited that a drive only 3 hours south made such a difference in the temperature.  As we walked into the courtyard, …

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Addiction Can Be A Teacher – Some Lessons I’ve Learned

When your child started abusing substances your life as you knew it changed.  What worked before no longer works.  Continuing to do the same thing expecting different results is insanity.  If you want to feel better, you have to make changes.  It doesn’t matter that your child’s addiction is the source of your pain.  It …

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