Tag: Recovery

One Question

I spent time with a friend today.  The weather is beautiful here right now.  Autumnal perfection.  It’s easy to sink into contemplation when straddling seasons.  It feels a bit like summer but not quite.  The bright, red Maple leaves announce the coming fall temperatures.… Continue Reading “One Question”

The Box

I decided to practice self-care so I met with a therapist. This is what this new therapist has observed.  The “cognitive stuff” is done.  I know what is true, and I know how to apply it.  That feels like a huge victory.  What isn’t… Continue Reading “The Box”

Understanding The Borderline Mother, Part I

I continually try to get away from the topic of borderline personality disorder on this blog, but I find that art is imitating life.  I can’t get away from it in my life either.  Why fight it? I’m going to try to make it… Continue Reading “Understanding The Borderline Mother, Part I”

South Dakota and Panties of Shame, Grateful to Be in Neither

I have a dog and two cats.  My dog is an Australian Shepherd otherwise known as an Aussie.  Her breeder gave her to us last April.  Yep, she just gave  us a purebred Aussie–for free.  What’s the catch? Well, you have to know something… Continue Reading “South Dakota and Panties of Shame, Grateful to Be in Neither”

Rebuilding Our Secret Gardens after Annihaltion

I’ve been browsing the blogosphere lately.  There’s some funny shit out there, and I do mean shit.  It’s drivel, but it makes me laugh.  That’s what I’ve been doing for a while now.  Reading shit.  Now that I’ve got an iPad, I have access… Continue Reading “Rebuilding Our Secret Gardens after Annihaltion”

Mighty Men and Parking Spaces

I had an interesting experience today.  I’ll be honest.  It started out as annoying and became interesting later.  To bring you up to speed, I have a very nasty, chest cold.  I also had a migraine at 4:30 AM this morning.  So, taking my… Continue Reading “Mighty Men and Parking Spaces”

The Truth about Rose-Colored Glasses

I’ve been asking myself a question–why do some people recover and learn to thrive in life while others remain stuck? I’m certain that there are many highly trained people who could give me good answers, but I do wonder if the foundation of those… Continue Reading “The Truth about Rose-Colored Glasses”

Outer Limits and Beyond

I have something a bit controversial to discuss in order that I might make my point so buckle up if you are easily offended or sensitive.  I came across a ministry founded by Robert and Susan Irwin called Become One Flesh.  They have a… Continue Reading “Outer Limits and Beyond”

Veins of Gold

We work so hard in our recovery in order to establish boundaries of safety, predictability, and truth, and then someone comes along to challenge us and our healing process. Are we okay? Are we sure that we did “that” work? What do we do now?

Living in Color

How you see yourself is not necessarily based on the truth but rather through a series of filters activated by life experiences. What might we really look like and who might we really be without the filters?