My Relationship with Me ~ Emotional Healing

“When a child has been in a dysfunctional family system, that child grows up with some dysfunctional thinking. It can’t be helped.  The dysfunctional ways of thinking in my family system got passed on to me. Dysfunction and mistreatment, psychological abuse, physical abuse and sexual abuse all contributed to the survival methods that I had … Continue reading "My Relationship with Me ~ Emotional Healing"

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Coaching with Darlene on My Definition of Love

I am really excited to welcome my friend and guest blogger Carla Dippel. Today Carla is writing about a coaching session we recently did. This post is an excellent example of how to dig down and discover your belief system about a specific concept; in this case “love”.  As always please feel free to contribute … Continue reading "Coaching with Darlene on My Definition of Love"

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The Deadly Side of Accountability

Contemplating Freedom There are several really HOT topics when it comes to recovery. One of them is “accountability” I’m talking about the destructive practice of “self blame” that is disguised as the virtue of accountability. This week I posted the following update on the Emerging from Broken facebook page: “Recovery started with me. That alone … Continue reading "The Deadly Side of Accountability"

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Forgive the Abusers? A bit of a Rant

A whole book could be written about this subject. There is so much “baggage” around the whole concept of forgiveness that I hesitate to even go there, however…. there have been a few discussions lately on the facebook page for Emerging from Broken; some to do with my last post “Emotional Healing and the Will … Continue reading "Forgive the Abusers? A bit of a Rant"

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Why Me? Wrong Answers to Abuse Recovery Questions

Why Me? I read the following quote on twitter and it really bugged me: If a person who went through domestic violence asks you “Why me?” then answer; “you’ve been put on this Earth to help others who went through the same thing.” I think not. This ticks me off because I used to believe … Continue reading "Why Me? Wrong Answers to Abuse Recovery Questions"

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