The One Powerful Thing We Often Downplay ⚓

The One Powerful Thing We Often Downplay ⚓

“Looking back on it now, was there anything I did at the time that you think was either helpful or harmful in getting you through the challenges you faced after your arrest?” That’s the question I asked my child as I prepared to record Episode 6 of...
Affecting One Directly and All Indirectly

Affecting One Directly and All Indirectly

Martin Luther King Jr said, “Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.”   One of the valuable lessons I learned from having a child in...
“Don’t Tell Dad”

“Don’t Tell Dad”

Have you ever heard those words? Whether the words came from your child or you, it’s a sure-fire sign that you are headed down the wrong path. I don’t say that in judgment. I say it because I’ve been on that path more times than I care to recall, and...
Exposing Shame

Exposing Shame

If we can share our story with someone who responds with empathy and understanding, shame cannot survive. -Brene Brown How did I let this happen? That was my first thought.  What were the signs I missed? Where were my missteps? Although I was far from perfect, I truly...
Dear Friend…

Dear Friend…

Dear Friend, No one prepares you for this situation. There’s not a book given out to you when you take your newborn home. It’s not a topic that comes up at a visit with your pediatrician or at a parent-teacher conference. No, instead, this is a situation that comes...