The turbulence of growing up in an alcoholic household results in many adult children of alcoholics having constant upset stomach problems from stress.
Archives for November 2012
Failure should be thought of as one of your greatest teachers. At one point or another, all of us will experience failure. Getting back on track has a lot to do with what you learn and even more to do with your attitude moving forward.
I worked in father’s bakery. Peeled potatoes for potato bread. Melted dark chocolate. Washed copper pots and whisks and baking sheets. Swept wide-plank oak floors.
Like images from an ancient Chinese woodcut, a mass of rugged, conical peaks stretch to the misty horizon in Vietnam’s Hoa Binh province, rising up from the rice paddies carpeting the valleys and flatlands leading to Mai Chau village.
It’s a rip-roarin’, rootin’-tootin’ good time where grown men and women parade city streets in cowboy hats, fancy shirts, jeans and boots without the least sense of embarrassment about “playing cowpoke”.
Zombie-Ant fungus? Perhaps this was a source of inspiration for some X-Files episodes!
This week’s video talks about how getting all the obvious things right in a story isn’t always enough if you’re lacking one crucial element.
The morning sky was filled with luminous stars…unusually bright and present. Maybe it seemed that way because I was running with the Road2Ruin runnin’ guys for the first time in awhile.
The world had gone white sometime overnight; I could barely see the road ahead. Wipers were useless, as were the other two in the car with me, who had begged me to drive them home.
Adult children of alcoholics grew up with double messages: You’re incompetent/take care of the house – which are very confusing.