Three Powerful Practices for Responding to Addiction

Three Powerful Practices for Responding to Addiction

In my search to find ways to deal with the intensity and often overwhelming nature of issues that seem intractable I have found three powerful qualities that inform how I experience myself and how I respond. If embraced, they can change how you view and meet the...
Acceptance: A Pathway Out of Addiction

Acceptance: A Pathway Out of Addiction

As a family member, you may want to protect yourself and your loved one from coming to terms with the reality of addiction. You may fear that if you accept your loved one’s addiction, you are giving up on them, admitting defeat or thinking things will get worse....
Beyond Codependency

Beyond Codependency

I developed an approach called Wise Caring out of my desire to offer families a more compassionate and insightful way of relating to an addicted loved one. It presents an alternative to traditional family treatment models that focus on family members as codependent...
Listening to Your Loved One

Listening to Your Loved One

Notice How You Listen To Your Addicted Loved One Listening is highly underrated when it comes to the impact it has on our relationships. In fact, the way you listen to your addicted loved one has the power to change how you respond to them and how that response works...