“I’m Fine!” and she stomped away…‏

“I’m Fine!” and she stomped away… Withholding communication from your partner is the first step in the wrong direction. Not saying what you need to say can drive a wedge between partners that can take time to extract. Consider this familiar exchange from Therapist, Kristen McClure: Him: "Whats wrong?" (Genuinely baffled as to why his partner appears angry at him). Her: "Everything is fine" (As she looks away from him, shrinks from his touch and displays body language that … [Read more...]

Suicide, the topic that no one truly wants to discuss

Suicide - the topic that no one truly wants to discuss and even those who have had firsthand experience with the subject don't want to hear about it for the most part. The majority of suicides take place in December - fact. In March of 2003, I was at the end of my rope. I had a failed marriage (#3), my husband had left me and later I found out he had been seeing another woman for many months before he left and everyone, except me, knew about it. My life was left in a state of shame, no … [Read more...]

WOMEN in RECOVERY – Listening

It's easy to get busy in life trying to do everything at once. You can listen and work at the same time but sometimes multi-tasking isn't the best use of our time. Sometimes we have to stop, look people in the eyes, and give them the gift of listening. We need to take time to deposit value in their hearts. We need to support one another, and listening is an amazing way of doing just that. As you go about your day, your Higher Power reminds you to give people the gift of … [Read more...]

Taryn Galewind, What is Meditation and How Can You Learn?

Find Your Center: Meditation Basics and Techniques What is Meditation and How Can You Learn?   "Meditate"   Sit still and listen...     Sit as still as the surface of a pond on a windless day. Listen so thoroughly that you hear the sound of silence. That’s meditation on a certain level, but it’s way too intimidating for beginners to understand (much less practice) such things. Let’s look at what meditation is, and see if you can learn how to meditate.     Some experts say meditation is … [Read more...]

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