Finding Peace

The more we try to help our kids the more we lose ourselves sometimes. Tips for reclaiming control of your life.

Why Do We Celebrate Family Involvement in Sports, But Not Recovery?

When I see family involvement in recovery, it reminds me of how it’s considered “normal” for families to invest heavily in sports. From wearing team colors to traveling long distances and making significant investments in equipment and competitions. It’s a collective family effort that’s celebrated. Yet, when it comes to supporting a child struggling with […]

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Measuring the Success of Boundaries: Avoiding Common Mistakes

Setting and maintaining boundaries is a crucial aspect of healthy relationships and personal well-being. It’s important to understand that the effectiveness of boundaries is not solely determined by the immediate behavioral changes in others. Two common pitfalls in measuring the success of boundaries are expecting others to change and having unrealistic expectations for the boundaries

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Identifying Ambiguous Grief When Your Child Is Struggling With Substances

As parents of children struggling with substances, we’re used to identifying feelings of fear, anger, sadness, and guilt, but we don’t always identify the grief we feel. Probably because grief is usually associated with death, but there are many types of loss that cause grief. Ambiguous loss is when the person you’re grieving is physically

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The Difference Between Worry, Stress, Anxiety, & Overwhelm & How To regulate Them

One of the reasons anxiety is so debilitating is that it’s too vague to be solved so we feel powerless over it.

Understanding the difference between worry, stress, and anxiety, where they happen in your body, and what functions they serve will help you work through them as they come up.

Worry, stress, and anxiety are trying to signal to you that you have an unmet need so you can meet the needs that they’re signaling.

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3 Steps To Create Holiday Peace & Maybe Even Some Joy

Are you dreading Thanksgiving & Christmas? When you’re already struggling because of your child’s substance use, the holidays can be overwhelming and painful. You can’t control what your child does, but you can be intentional with how you respond to what happens, plan ahead to meet your emotional needs, and set the tone for your

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Release Anxiety, Panic, and Fear About Your Child’s Addiction Playlist

If you’re struggling with anxiety, fear, and panic about your child’s addiction this playlist is for you. So many struggling parents have reached out to me about this lately so I am putting some of my favorite podcasts and videos in one place for you. Listen as many times as you need to and take

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