Not My Child

Overdose Awareness Day For all those who see all the purple banners today representing overdose awareness day and you scroll on by thinking: “I’m glad that doesn’t affect me, I’m glad I taught my kids better” or “Someone should have got them help”. I applaud you. I do. I am sooo glad that you have … Continue reading Not My Child

The Science of Kindness

One of my Childhood Idols Marie Osmond wrote this about the science of kindness: “I have always known kindness is a gospel principle, and that it heals our hearts emotionally and spiritually—but this story proves it can even heal us physically! In the 1970’s, researchers set up an experiment to determine the effects of diet … Continue reading The Science of Kindness

Extreme Independence is a Trust Issue

I recently received a text from my 35-year-old  amazingly talented, funny, entrepreneur son who is currently homeless, jobless, IRS sought-after, county police department sought- after, which said: “Hey, we need to talk. I don’t think we’re on the same page. You seem to have this vision of me that I use drugs; passed out somewhere, … Continue reading Extreme Independence is a Trust Issue


bel·lig·er·ent/bəˈlijərənt/adjective Hostile and aggressive.”a bull-necked, belligerent old man” He (or she) doesn’t have to be old though. Or Green. Or Lou Ferrigno. It can be anyone who verbally attacks us. Those of us who love a person with a substance use problem, know all too well the turmoil and drama of an angry, frustrated person. … Continue reading Beligerence

Confessions of A Spiritual Perfectionist

-Matt Kahn In every moment, you and everyone else is always doing the best they possibly can. If anyone could do better — they would. When anyone can do better — they will. While spiritual teachings can give greater focus and attention to heart-centered choices, they are not to be confused with rules used to … Continue reading Confessions of A Spiritual Perfectionist