If you’ve read my blog in any detail, then you know by now that I have a mother who expresses her emotions and general psychology through a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder. If I were to follow Christine Lawson’s archetypes, then I would classify… Continue Reading “My Borderline Mother”
I am still in therapy. It’s no longer something I remotely enjoy not that I ever enjoyed sitting in the Hot Seat before. Now, however, it’s work, and I can feel it. I can feel myself becoming defensive when my therapist asks a question… Continue Reading “Opening The Vaults”
I wondered what writing this post might feel like. I wondered if I would ever arrive at this point. Would I ever find my courage? Would the door ever open up for me? Was it possible? Would I ever feel permitted? I sat in… Continue Reading “Being Jack Donaghy”
I wish I could bring something therapeutically beneficial to the table this morning. What I can do is let you take a peek inside the therapeutic process of a “domestic abuse victim”. That’s what my therapist called me yesterday. Well, that’s very real, isn’t… Continue Reading “It’s Getting Hot in Here”
I watched the documentary “Hitler’s Children” last night. The filmmakers found the direct descendants of Rudolph Höss, Heinrich Himmler, Hermann Göring, Hans Frank, and Amon Goeth in order to find out how they cope with carrying the surname and legacy of such notorious and… Continue Reading “Learning from Hitler’s Children”
I wanted to say something about speaking the truth. I have often found myself in conversations with people discussing personal circumstances that are gridlocked. Marriages are in turmoil. People feel unheard, invisible, and helpless. I’ve been in that situation. Or, perhaps it’s something familial.… Continue Reading “speak.”
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”
While our coping strategies enable us to survive trauma and difficult circumstances, they do not serve us any longer when we are in recovery. They do not, however, lose their power. Sometimes we experience a sense of being “stuck” when we are still “coping” rather than moving forward with a greater sense of freedom.