Category Archives: General

More On A Birth Father’s Right To Know…

(This post continues my June 9, 2915 Adoptee’s Ask column, “Does My Birth Father Have The Right To Know My Birth Mother’s Identity?” at The Door Opener Magazine Online.) So what rights does your birth father have? He certainly had … Continue reading

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Are You An Adoptee With A Question?

For several months I’ve been answering adoptee questions at Adoptee’s Ask, a weekly column at the Door Opener Magazine Online.  Adoptee’s Ask is a place for adoptees to ask the kinds of questions they may find difficult to ask, that … Continue reading

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Kung Fu (Adoptee!) Panda 3 Movie Review – Parts II, III and IV (Conclusion)

This movie is so rich with both positive (and a bit of not-so-positive) adoptee story and myth that I ended up writing a four part movie review at the Door Opener Online Magazine.  Visit the link to see the March … Continue reading

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Part II – What You Don’t Know CAN Hurt You: The Beautiful Truth in Father Unknown by filmmaker David Quint

(To read Part I of this review, visit the February 15, 2016 column of Adoptees Ask at The Door Opener Magazine Online.) What we do not or cannot heal we pass on to our children. Without judging Urban’s mother, we … Continue reading

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Are You Ready To Change? Get Help From The IAmAwareNow Therapy Reminder App

Let’s face it. Although most of us know there are lots of things we could do to become healthier and happier, we aren’t always ready to make those things happen. Life intrudes. Life hijacks our awareness, or a real crisis … Continue reading

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The IAmAwareNow Therapy Reminder App Is Here! Get Help Remembering, and Implementing, Your Wellness Practices

IAmAwareNow is a therapy reminder app that sends you friendly reminders (via text, and vibrate or ring tone) of the personal wellness practices that you are trying to remember to do. Continue reading

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When Do You Tell Your Secret?

“What would you do if you discovered that the people who loved you most in the world had kept a secret from you your whole life? And you’re asked to keep the secret for them?” Thus begins my review of … Continue reading

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“Sorry” Doesn’t Have To Be The Hardest Word

Something remarkable happened today in Dallas, Texas that I feel compelled to share here as an example of a wellness practice that can benefit everyone. It was done by a man in Texas whom I have never met, who heads … Continue reading

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Do You Counsel (or Know) Any Adoptees?

Since approximately 60% of Americans have a triad member (adoptee, adoptive parent, or biological parent) in their family, and if you also consider one’s network of friends, acquaintances, coworkers, and clients (for those of you who are counselors) the answer … Continue reading

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Are You Ready To Change (Your Light Bulb)?

Most of us are familiar with a type of joked called a “light bulb joke”. According to Wikipedia: “A lightbulb joke is a joke that asks how many people of a certain group are needed to change, replace, or screw … Continue reading

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