Dealing with Addiction: Restoring Balance in the Family

Human homeostasis refers to the body’s ability to physically regulate its inner environment to ensure its balance in response to…

Toxic Help: Enabling Others to Live in a World That Doesn’t Exist

To enable is to make possible. Enabling occurs when we allow someone to do something. Sometimes we hear the word…

Shouting at the Water: Facing What You Can’t Ignore

Many years ago a very thirsty traveler stumbled upon a stream. After the traveler finished drinking, he shouted at the…

The Last Leaf: It’s Never Too Late to Turn It Around

Jeff likes to smoke marijuana. In fact, he told me that over the last 40 years, the only times he…

Digging Holes: Managing Other People’s Expectations

You’ve always known Pat to be a hole digger. Pat used to literally dig holes for himself, and then stand…