Lesson Tag: one year access

10 – Healthy Boundaries

I was pretty indestructible as a kid. I was the youngest of four boys. My parents were both teachers. Growing up in our house, my brothers always seemed to have a knack for getting caught. Me? Call it luck, call it determination – I could pretty much do as I pleased. I set my own …

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6 – Shared Experiences

No one teaches us how to have healthy relationships. Somehow, we’re expected to just “know.” Meanwhile, in our families, in response to criticism, we learn caution. We stop sharing ideas and or suggestions because we dislike criticism and learn to fear being criticized. In response to anger and disappointment, we learn to try to do …

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5 – Uncovering Resentment

I was sitting on a park bench, watching two children on the playground. They had been arguing with each other when they both suddenly raced to their mom who had been watching them as they bickered over a piece of equipment. “It’s not fair!” shouted one. “Why does she get to go first?” shouted the …

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4- Uncovering Your Fear

I never set off to become an addict or alcoholic. “It’s not my fault,” I would say to anyone who questioned me. “It just happened. Get over it!” As it turned out, I ended up abusing alcohol and other drugs for more than fifteen years. Once I began my recovery journey, I soon learned my …

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