The Frustrating Irony of Me First

For me – though I appreciate less so for others – it's relatively easy to think about putting myself and my needs first and to be – for want of a word with fewer negative connotations – selfish... I'm ok with my children not being my entire world. I'm ok with wanting...

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The Trigger To Change

"Fate is the hand of cards we’ve been dealt.  Choice is how we play the hand." — Marshall Goldsmith A few people have asked "Why now?" when they hear that I'm finally – after 39 years of being in utter denial – exploring my adoption. The thought of lifting the lid on...

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Who Am I?

It's a really disconcerting feeling when all that you thought you were – who you think you are – turns out to be some kind of construct you built to keep yourself safe after experiencing a trauma in childhood (or in my case babyhood). In her books about adoption*  –...

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