Letters of Forgiveness: Dear Dad

Dear Dad, I forgive you. I forgive you for being an alcoholic and being unable to admit it. I forgive you for being in denial about your addiction. I forgive you for being unavailable to meet my needs when I was a child. I forgive you for never saying anything positive to me and for […]

Socialisation: On the Back Foot

At school, I was not very popular. I was a really weird kid, with terrible social skills. My Mother and Father are both alcoholics and spent the majority of my formative years drunk. During my degree at University, I took a class on child development. Something I read stood out to me;  children in their […]

Reader’s Question

As of late, I’ve felt a bit flat. Uninspired, unmotivated and fatigued. I’ve tried a few things that have helped a bit, affirmations, journaling and eating healthier. There hasn’t been a major shift but it’s helpful to have a few strategies that help a little. I’m curious to know… What do you do to elevate […]

Surrounded By People, Yet Feeling Alone

I remember being surrounded by people, but feeling totally alone. I had been sworn to secrecy my whole life by my parents, about their alcoholism. Even as a young adult that had left home, I was extremely frightened someone would find out. The problem is, I was solitary. Secrets make us sick. Secrets make us […]