Self-Advocacy

Self-Advocacy

Being child 5 of 8 children meant while growing up, if I wanted something I had to speak up and act in my own behalf. If I wanted seconds at dinner not only did I have to make my intentions clear, I had to eat faster than my siblings. When I wanted new clothing and...
Seeking Authenticity

Seeking Authenticity

Early in recovery my family learned that if you wondered what I was thinking, just wait 15 seconds and I would tell them. This “filter off” approach was my first line of defense and served as a great antidote to the emotional stuffing that I had adopted as...