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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

No I Won't Let Go!

The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” 354 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

Dear diary

According to Cat, I look absolutely exhausted.  And I am.  But I’m also completely saturated with anger and grief.  Cat really thinks I need to find a way to have some respite.   391 more words