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Family Estrangement: Mind The Gap

Being estranged from your family is like having a missing tooth. Remember when you were a kid and your tooth fell out and your tongue couldn’t leave the gap alone? 50 more words

Fiona McColl

Enduring Bonds: Estrangement proofing our kids

I am really excited to announce that I have finished my e-book, Enduring Bonds: Estrangement proofing our kids.

What’s it about?

This e-book will include readers in a personal journey of understanding and learning about how to navigate family estrangement in their family, with their children. 105 more words

Fiona McColl

Family of Choice

It as then that I discovered we all belong to two families: our family of choice and our family of origin. My family of choice is a colorful assortment of surrogate grandparents, aunts, uncles, and friends who infuse me with love, belonging, and acceptance. 271 more words

Fiona McColl

Our Family Of Choice

You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
― Richard Buckminster Fuller… 58 more words

Fiona McColl

I'm Still Sad

“There is a bias that runs through so much of the older literature on how human beings respond to loss … there is a tendency to under-estimate how intensely distressing and disabling loss usually is and for how long the distress and often the disablement commonly lasts.” 311 more words

Fiona McColl

All Else Is Madness

“When you complain, you make yourself into a victim. When you speak out, you are in your power. So change the situation by taking action or by speaking out if necessary or possible; leave the situation or accept it. 153 more words

Fiona McColl

We Are Not Mind Readers

Mind reading also known as: supposition, presupposition, presumption, premise, belief, expectation,conjecture, speculation, suspicion… What they all have in common is a lack of evidence.

Healthy relationships are based in mutual directness. 118 more words

Fiona McColl