When a loved one is addicted to substances, it becomes a struggle for the whole family. The person that you once knew may now be replaced by a version of themselves that is hardly recognizable. Someone who was once happy, friendly, welcoming, and trustworthy, may now be depressed, angry, confrontational, and dishonest. As you watch the person you love go down the dark road of addiction, it is very easy to be taken down that road with them. Your efforts to support them and save them can easily turn into you draining financial resources, becoming emotionally exhausted, and alienating other people in your life. How do you support someone that is struggling with an addiction to substances without enabling or losing sight of who you are as a person? It’s something that we must learn how to do with practice, trial and error, and patience.[Continue reading]
Celebrating love, in its many forms – these books take place on Long Island.
Love Invents Us by Amy Bloom (eBook)
Elizabeth is the only child of parents whose indifference to her is the one sure thing in her life when real love – exhilarating, passionate, heartbreaking – enters her life in the gorgeous shape of Huddie Lester.
Forced to rent out her family’s seaside Long Island home every summer just so they can afford to keep it, Ruthie goes to extreme lengths to protect the life she loves in the wake of a suddenly estranged marriage, the return of an old flame, and her teen daughter’s destructive relationship.
Heaven’s Price by Sandra Brown (Book)
Dancer Blair is confronted with a difficult choice when a career-threatening injury forces her to put her life on hold and recuperate on Long Island, where she encounters Sean, her passionate and provocative new landlord.[Continue reading]
Stress management is more important than we may think. It’s very easy to say “Well, everyone has stress”. The truth of the matter is that everyone’s stress is different and so is the way that our body and mind respond to it. What is “simple, every … [Continue reading]
Amazon is trying out delivery robots, some of us have Roombas, the humanoid robot, Atlas, can now do parkour. What does that mean for the future? Take a look at some resources and let's figure it out. … [Continue reading]