My Rule About Mistakes

Today I want to talk about mistakes. I have a lot of experience with mistakes. I have a lot of feelings about them too. Recently some of those feelings came up when I got a text from a person telling me they had still not received the copy of my book they had...

When You Have All The Answers And It’s Still Not Enough

This mom came to us because her son was disappearing before her eyes. She’d been in recovery herself for over 20 years, came from many generations of alcoholism, had been in fellowships since she was a child, and had a masters degree in special education. She knew how...

What a Boundary is NOT

Boundaries are so important when it comes to living with an alcoholic, particularly for those living in the same home. But boundaries can also be confusing and tricky, and a lot of times I see families setting what they think are boundaries, when really they’re...

Are you a “Fixer”?

I had a conversation with one of Tipping Point Recovery’s former students, who shared an experience I think is pretty common for a lot of family members of someone with substance use disorder (SUD). “I believed that I needed to be everybody’s hero,” she said,...

Who Is the Dear Family Book For?

In the weeks since my book, Dear Family, Why Your Loved One Won’t Accept Help and How to Help Them Anyway, released, I’ve been asked by several people if the book would be a good fit for them to read. It made me realize that since Tipping Point Recovery works with all...

Sobriety Check-In with Austin Karr

I recently was a guest on an episode of Austin Karr’s TikTok live series called Sobriety Check-In.  Austin is a sobriety and transformation coach who I found on TikTok this year, and I instantly felt a connection with his message, his work, and him as a person....