Mom and Everywoman

Scene: Wearing masks and practicing social distancing, Mom and Sidekick reflect on Mom’s parting comment from the previous week: “…Finally, after years of struggle, I feel I have a bright future to achieve my dreams. Anything is possible,” Mom had said to Sidekick. They pondered that as they sat, satisfied. Sidekick: Interested in having Mom […]

Mom’s Epiphany and Change, Cont’d.

Scene: Gray clouds rolling, thunder clapping, The Greek Chorus gathered and is chanting about Mom’s  epiphany.  They discuss the value of VAK and imagery. The leader: “We understand it means visual, auditory and kinesthetic, or see, hear and feel.” The volume of the chanting increases with the new awareness that these are our ‘true strengths […]

Mom’s Epiphany and Change

Scene: Mom, tired now, sat to relax with her sidekick on a long, green bench. “Courtesy of The Chamber of Commerce” it said. They talked about how trauma can have long lasting effects on a person. Mom, deep in thought about how previous events and decisions have affected her life, said that she had an […]

Mother could benefit from C.E.E.

What is C.C.E. you might be asking. It’s Corrective Emotional Experience. Mom, just as any of us who have had any situation that our operating system has coded as traumatic will benefit by revisiting, reprocessing and re-imprinting that experience. That is the basic premise of EMI, Brief Eye Movement Therapy and EMDR. Let’s do an […]

Is Addiction a Disease?

“Non-12 Step Addiction Treatment Philosophy” Palisades of Malubu. Not with me! I believe in 12-Step Recovery. If you wanna it will work. Some professionals and lay people say addiction is a disease. Some say No, it’s a choice. Just like the Non-12 Step idea just above. Some say yes, some say no. I know a […]


Four days ago, we left our Mother and her sidekick stranded as they were about to maybe discuss why the fire came to mind on her “timeline floatback”; described in the prior post, May 26. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs formed the basis of the timeline in a linear format. When Ma reached the Sense of […]


The road to Recovery and Transcendence can be a long and winding. The hilly, sometimes slippery places, twist and turn with the terrain, demonstrating that we must do this on the road’s terms. Rules of the Road. When we choose the road, we must follow its edicts and accept the consequences of that choice. When […]