Turning Negative Thoughts into Positive Thoughts:Building A Happy Life

From Negative to Positive thoughts

We are all bombarded by negative thoughts. One only has to listen to or read the news to be subjected to negativity. So how do we guard our minds and shift from sad to happy, from depressed to joyful, or from negative to positive thoughts? The following suggestions may help.

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Roles In Alcoholic/Dysfunctional Families: The Family Mascot

The family mascot

 

In alchoholic families, the family mascot has a well defined function in taking the onus off the serious issue of alcoholism. By providing daily mega doses of humor, the family mascot keeps everyone laughing and enables the family to keep up one happy facade. Everything is alright as long as we’re . . . → Read More: Roles In Alcoholic/Dysfunctional Families: The Family Mascot

Step Six: Were Entirely Ready To Have God

step-six

What does readiness involve? I’m posing that as a question and am ready to give my personal opinion. Perhaps it means that somehow we have lost the sense of empowerment needed to effect positive change. Step six of the twelve steps is all about submission to God and allowing Him to remove defects of . . . → Read More: Step Six: Were Entirely Ready To Have God Remove These Defects Of Character

Words of Advice to Teenaged Children of Alcoholics

 

Teenaged children of alcoholics

Are you the child of an alcoholic? It took me years to finally admit that my father had a drinking problem. I felt a great deal of shame about it. If your parent’s drinking is a problem for you, then alcoholism is a family issue.

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Co-dependence

co-dependence

 

 

As a child, I had the pleasure of riding the wild winds of my backyard swing. Up and down I’d go. And when the highest peak was reached, I’d jump off and land on the ground. And then the whole process would be repeated over and over again.

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