Nervous Knots

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Category Archives: Abuse and Recovery

Thank You John Bradshaw

“Family secrets can go back for generations. They can be about suicides, homicides, incest, abortions, addictions, public loss of face, financial disaster, etc. All the secrets get acted out. This … Continue reading

June 30, 2015 · Leave a comment

Thank You Melody Beattie

“For each of us, there comes a time to let go. You will know when that time has come. When you have done all that you can do, it is … Continue reading

June 25, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Fine Art of Self Care

Y’all know the flight attendant safety talk you get every time you board an aircraft? You hear about fastening your seatbelts and emergency exits and what to do in the … Continue reading

June 18, 2015 · 1 Comment

Thank You John Bradshaw

“Each family system has several categories of rules. There are rules about celebrating and socializing, rules about touching and sexuality, rules about sickness and proper health care, rules about vacations … Continue reading

June 16, 2015 · 1 Comment

I had a nightmare: on the Duggars, Christianity, and abuse

Originally posted on Karrie higgins:
“I had a nightmare,” my father-in-law says, his voice hoarse and weak after a stem cell transplant for lymphoma. “That Rod climbed through the window…

June 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Because Joe Harry: “As You Know, There Will Be Haters.”

Back in 1955 these two psychologists, Joseph Luft and Harrington Ingham, came up with a technique to classify relationships: the Johari Window (Get it? JoeHarry?). The Johari Window comprises the … Continue reading

June 2, 2015 · 9 Comments

Thank You John Bradshaw

“The job of parents is to model. Modeling includes how to be a man or woman; how to relate intimately to another person; how to acknowledge and express emotions; how … Continue reading

June 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

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