Decision Making 101: Life in a Family Affected by Addiction and Recovery

Day in and day out family members make decisions. They make decisions about their lives and their futures. Sometimes their heads are clear and they are doing so in the best of circumstances with healthy intentions and situations in mind….

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Progress Not Perfection

Whether you have been BALMing for a year or two or a month or two or a day or two, there are aspects of Being A Loving Mirror that you are doing well and others that may be really hard…

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Tips for the Holiday Season

Enjoy the holiday season by staying in each moment from the inside out. Here are some tips to help you over the next 2 weeks: Be the change you wish to see in your loved one! Live your life at…

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Melissa and Sandy Concoct a Plan

Melissa paused…recalling the events of the morning in her mind. “Until we drove past mom and I started to snap out of it.” Sandy added, “It’s true. We saw you driving by and Melissa suddenly wanted to come back home….

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Melissa’s Story

Could she? Could Grandma really turn on me like they did? Thinking about her situations, Melissa dropped her defenses for a moment. She thought about what a  rocky ride she’d had at college…She had arrived with high hopes of pre-med…

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