Living beyond hope

Allowing joy to reenter your heart.



Must listen: Understanding (young adults)

"Letting go of the outcome." Dr. Reedy discusses issues in emerging adulthood and challenges the concept of "failure to launch." After understanding young adults through the lens of psychology, sociology, anthropology and biology, parents are encouraged to look at their... Continue Reading →

The wreckage

2017 Sometimes it's easier to speak about pain in a riddle. Feeling dizzy there she goes. Taking another spin through the revolving doors, as I fight to stay strong and not fall apart. Rewind to those precious days a short... Continue Reading →

It’s Father’s Day 

A page from my journal. Yes, it's Father's Day. And I wonder what that means to my daughter She was in treatment for the second time the day she received the news that her grampa had passed away. It was... Continue Reading →

Comic relief

A page from my journal. Sorry to go deep, but I have become increasingly aware of the casualness, and social acceptance of joke telling that reinforces the shaming of addicts and alcoholics. It may be ignorance, but that doesn't make... Continue Reading →

A simple question

A page from my journal. I'll try to address one of the questions I would get repeatedly in her active addiction. It was one of the most painful. Even reading the question in my head while trying to formulate a... Continue Reading →

Seek the wisdom

There are things in your life that you never expect to see. Words you are never prepared to hear. Moments that can change you, ever so slightly. As a mom, I've had many such moments. Some beautifully good, others unimaginably... Continue Reading →

The ugly truth

A page from my journal. Can you guess what it is? For me, the ugly truth has been discovering that all the horrific things we've heard, read, or seen on tv or in the movies about addiction... are true. It's... Continue Reading →

To the parent of the addict

A page from my journal. I'm putting it all out there. For other parents of addicts who may be struggling, or anyone else who has thought about giving up. I want you to know that you WILL get through this.... Continue Reading →

A page from my journal. Hi sweetheart, my beautiful girl. Where, oh where are you? I pray that you are okay, ... safe. I'm sitting here thinking about you, remembering vividly the day you were born. The moment you came... Continue Reading →

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