Healing our duplicity

My little daughter and I have been reading the gospel of Mark together every morning.  The other day we read the following verses: “If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.  If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.”  (Mark 3:24-25)  I was explaining to … Read more about Healing our duplicity

Taming the Cobra

Like many trauma survivors, I used to suffer from a myriad of emotions such as anger, anxiety, and depression.  I was in pain all of the time.  What motivated me to change; however, was not the emotional pain, but rather the destructive results to my character.  I did not like myself, or rather the … Read more about Taming the Cobra

12 Life Saving Steps

Dallas Refers to the twelve step program as a life saving program.  I couldn’t agree more.  I thought it would be appropriate to review them as part of my last several blogs.  (Types of addictions and A very personal story).  I have linked some of my own blog posts to some of the steps as an … Read more about 12 Life Saving Steps

Types of addictions

I like to classify addictive behavior into two categories: emotional regulation and behavioral.  As a special education teacher, I know that children with certain disabilities are more vulnerable to problems with emotional regulation.  I also know that children who have been through trauma are more … Read more about Types of addictions