Going Elsewhere

By the time we get to be middle aged we have all experienced the death of someone we love. Some of us like myself have experienced many deaths. It is hard to imagine when we are kids that these people will ever not be around. I am in process of writing two books. One about addiction and enabling and one about death and grief. I write based on my own life experiences with these two necessary but rather unpopular subjects. I am somewhat of an expert on both, not by choice but by life and how unplanned and unpredictable it can be....more

Recovery is not just for addicts

When I tell people that I am a life coach working with people who desire recovery they immediately say “oh you deal with addicts”. Well, actually …no I don’t. I do however work with many family members who are struggling with addicts....more

The Salem Witch Trials Come To Mind

If anyone had ever told me that in the year 2012 there would be a radical assult on Women's rights and what we can and cannot do with OUR bodies, I would have told them they were crazy. Yet here we are. I think back to the Salem witch trials of long ago, is this so different? Everyday in the media there are more and more reports about what white conserative men think women should be allowed to do and not do with our bodies. The right wing conserative machine has become one of lunacy and hatred all directed at women and gay people. All in the name of what they believe the bible says....more