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Peace with Demons

Making peace with demons

When we have perpetual problems we can’t solve we can call them demons.  We all have them and those that pretend they don’t are lying. Seriously, I call bullshit. Some demons are small but tricky, kind of like Gremlins.  Others are nasty, chronic things like substance abuse or never-ending self-loathing.  How do you deal with these […]

November, 2018 | 0 Comments

Intuition Isn’t Crazy

The third characteristic of Parental Identity Discovery™ brings us to another felt-sense experience, much like the gut instinct in the “stranger characteristic” – intuition. At some point everyone is made aware of that felt sense in a striking, unsettling manner.  For me it was an other-worldly whisper in my ear that my dad wasn’t really my […]

October, 2018 | 3 Comments

The Grief Effect

Shock and overwhelm are probably the first experiences when you receive DNA results that tell you the father or mother who raised you is not your biological parent.  The shock is so surreal that it felt like a grief reaction to me, akin to when someone close to you dies.  It is very helpful to […]

October, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Stranger Within

black sheep, stranger within

Being on the Outside What was it like the last time you felt you didn’t fit in? Was it as a kid at school?  Maybe it was a bad fit in a work environment.  How would it feel to sense you didn’t fit into your family?  For roughly 1.5 million people learning their paternity is […]

September, 2018 | 0 Comments

Suicide

The world definitely is a hard place to live in.  Each era in history has had it’s challenges, and our contemporary era is no different: tribal politics, cut-throat academic competition for higher education and resources, superbugs threatening our health, super storms threatening everything. It is believed that with access to greater resources and greater opportunity, […]

June, 2018 | 0 Comments

Impulsivity

Impulsivity is defined in psychology as a “tendency to act on a whim, displaying behavior characterized by little or no forethought, reflection, or consideration of the consequences.” Through unnecessary risk, usually inappropriate and poorly thought out, impulsivity results mostly in negative consequences.  I work with a lot of adults with ADHD, which impulsivity is a […]

June, 2018 | 0 Comments

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