One of my favorite passages from A Course in Miracles states: “No evidence will convince you of the truth of what you do not want.” This is a powerful statement, and often, both therapists and their patients are faced with…
Except for family counseling, most therapists are trained to treat only one person in a family. Best practices claim a therapist can’t remain objective and has a conflict of interest when involving significant others.
Abuse of parents by children is rarely discussed. There’s plenty of help for adult children who have been raised in dysfunctional families, those harmed by parents with addiction, or some other type of mental health issue.
About a year ago, I attended a publicity summit in New York. Hundreds of authors gathered to meet influential people in the press; morning talk shows, news, radio, and podcasts. It was an exciting but nerve-racking experience.
With so much chaos on our planet, it’s hard to stay centered and positive. It is possible to be calm under any circumstance, if you are willing to embrace truth while practicing being an observer rather than a reactor.
A Course in Miracles teaches that sharing and receiving are the same. Years ago, I’d never thought about it like that. I’d always thought there were givers and takers; each filled a role for the other.