Healing Our Family Tree and Unfolding Our Full Capabilities and Talents

Healing Our Family Tree and Unfolding Our Full Capabilities and TalentsWe frequently feel cut off from our clan of origin at some given moment during our work on the self. In discovering our true nature, we will also discover at what point the family ignored and neglected us. When undergoing the abuse, we feel like an orphan, yet the fruit and the tree are still joined by bonds of obvious or underlying love.

Creating a Joyful Environment for Our Children and Ourselves

Creating a Joyful Environment for Our Children and OurselvesIn a world where negativity seeps into every corner of our lives and whatever is gross, weird, or shocking is considered hip and appropriate for children, we must find ways to create a home environment that promotes positive thinking and joyful attitudes. Create a fortress of beauty, hope, and peace where we can...

Cleansing Family Emotional Clutter & Genetic Footsteps

Cleansing Family Emotional Clutter & Genetic FootstepsThe intimate connection we have with family gets embed­ded within our very being long before we can utter a word. Much of this initial wiring occurs in the right hemisphere of our brain in the first ten to twenty-four months of life. That’s when our brain begins to develop an emotional and social program.

Family: Fact and Fiction, Myth and Mystery

Family: Fact and Fiction, Myth and MysteryFrom whomever or wherever we come, our present is, in good part, made up of the stories of our past. These stories can be thought of as the twigs and string and odd detritus that holds our families together, and in each of these stories, at least one of these “unpredictable personalities” wants to take wing and fly.

Forgive Your Parents and Release Yourself from Prison

Forgive Your Parents and Release Yourself from PrisonLove works when we envision anyone bathed in it and project it to them. It works even for those whom we rightfully expect should love us, we assume love us, and of whom we can list 5,328 reasons showing how they haven’t. Love is what forgiveness is about. These words apply, most of all, to our parents. Are you rebelling already, saying, “No way! Not in a million light-years!”?

Family Violence Victims Need Support, Not Mandatory Reporting

Family Violence Victims Need Support, Not Mandatory ReportingAt first glance, Victoria Police’s suggestion this week that health professionals report domestic violence to authorities, as they do for child abuse, sounds like a great idea. The suggestion was made in its submission to the state’s Royal Commission into Family Violence.

How to Heal a Painful Family Relationship

How to Heal a Painful Family Relationship

by Mary Hayes Grieco. Our relationships with parents, children, siblings, and spouses can be very complex puzzles of love and frustration — we can’t live with them and can’t live without them. We often have long-held patterns and painful feelings related to our sense of worth...

Father & Daughter: The Most Important Relationship

Father & Daughter: The Most Important Relationship, article by Tom Sturges

A father’s relationship with his daughter is the most important relationship that she will have in her life. It is, in my opinion, the basis and template for all the relationships that she will have with all the men in her life. Teachers, coaches, boyfriends, bosses, fathers-in-law, sons, and grandsons...

Ideas for Mothers' Day

Whether your mother lives in her own home, with you, in a facility, or a long distance from you, there are many things you can do to make Mothers' Day a special day for her. * Plan to spend loving, compassionate, quality time with her. * Engage her in discussions about her past and where she is now in this stage of her life...

Birth Order Personalities

Birth Order Personalities develop as coping strategies each one of us used as children to make ourselves feel okay in our particular positions in the family. Think about this: A second-born child is surely going to act differently than the first-born, even if they both have the same hair, the family gap between their two front teeth, and big feet.

What is Family Karma?

Of course, your ancestors can and do leave behavioral and attitudinal legacies that help you actualize your innate potentials. Mingled with ancestral legacies we discover blessings as well as curses. You can take a major step toward maturing when you can see and accept both the good and the bad in other...

Abuse & Incest: A Healing Journey

I was sexually abused - for 8 years. By my brother. There it is, out in in the open for everyone to know. No lies, no stories, just the truth and me. I am tired of secrets and hush hushes behind the door. It happens, and no one wants to talk to about it. Can you imagine the furor that would have been caused if I had come forward and said, as the daughter of a protestant minister, that I was being sexually abused by my own brother.

Gifts From Your Family of Origin

Your life journey began with your parents or primary caregivers, and your childhood experience of gifts, hurts, and disappointments: these became the very foundation of your ideas about love and pain.

Caregiving -- A Gift that Heals

Caregiving --  A Gift that Heals

People have told me many stories of difficult mother-daughter relationships that healed through caregiving. Their stories have given me the gift of healing. Forgiveness, compassion, acceptance, and love grow through empathy for and understanding of the experiences of others...

Family: Different Roles, Similar Lessons

The family unit is a complex mixture of personalities who come together to learn, heal, and love. It is the first place we begin our Earthly journey. Family is instrumental in helping us fulfill our soul's purpose by helping us learn karmic lessons and providing an environment in which we can develop our gifts and talents.

Creating Togetherness with your Family and Loved Ones

Creating Togetherness with your Family and Loved OnesJohn Bradshaw underscores the importance of family connection. He emphasizes acceptance and "loving your own crooked family with your own crooked heart." Just as Mormons celebrate Mondays as Family at Home Night, we can rethink some of our commitments and create time for what's truly important.

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