Moms Letting Go Without Giving Up

Moms Letting Go Without Giving Up

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I help moms of adult addicted loved ones find joy despite their addicted loved one’s choices. As the mother of a recovering addict, and the guardian of two grandchildren, I’ve spent years trying to cope with this devastating disease. I used to search for others to help me, but couldn’t find anyone. Now I’m focused on comforting moms, like you, by sharing hope and the information I’ve found along my journey. [email protected] MomsLettingGo.com


Who is the most important person you will lead in your life?
Feb 23 • 22 min
Where are your blind spots? We all have them. Identifying yours could help you overcome your unhealthy helping patterns. This could inadvertently help your addicted loved one. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/michelle515/message
How Do Moms Detach from their Addicted Loved Ones? by Dr. Lynn Payne
Feb 5 • 29 min
Dr. Lynn Payne, Broken Roads addiction counselor in Anderson, Indiana, shares her experience as the mother of an addicted loved one and as an addiction counselor. If you’re looking for a counselor, feel free to call Lynn at (765) 661-0149. Lynn does…
What Would This Mom Do Different?
Feb 1 • 34 min
Hindsight in any hardship is 20/20. We often see things differently after we’ve been through a crisis. Listen to one mom talk about what she would do differently with her teen addict. Keep in mind that how we parent a teenager who’s struggling with…
How to Explain a Parent’s Addiction to their Children
Jan 26 • 16 min
If you’re a Grandparent raising your grandchildren because of addiction, you have a tough tow. Often times you don’t know what to say to the children. They feel abandoned by their parents. They’re ashamed. Some even think it’s their fault. What do you…
Inside the Mind of an Addict
Jan 17 • 49 min
Interview with recovering addict and author, Willow Green, who wrote the book, “I’m Sober, Now What? Moving through the fear, anxiety, and humility of LIFE, on Life’s terms.” For a free download of INSIDE THE MIND of an ADDICT, go to GroovyWillowGreen.com…
Prayer in addiction.
Jan 6 • 22 min
How can prayer help Moms cope with addicted loved ones? How can praying for specific needs strengthen us? —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/michelle515/message
Interview with Marcia Bracken, mother of an addicted Loved one, and aromatherapy specialist.
Dec 27, 2019 • 38 min
How does the mother of an addict control anxiety and depression? What are some holistic approaches? What do healthy conversations sound like between a mom and her addicted child? —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/michelle515/message
What if I Get The “Call?”
Dec 18, 2019 • 42 min
Moms of addicted loved ones worry they’ll get the call that their addicted loved ones overdosed. They live in fear every day. How do they find peace in their lives when they’re in constant turmoil? Meet Clare Cory, licensed psychologist, who’s worked in…
How to Get Through the Holidays with An Addicted Loved One
Nov 23, 2019 • 57 min
How do moms get through the holidays and pretend that everything is okay when her child is actively using a mind-altering substance? Do they invite their addicted child to their holiday event? What about Christmas? Should they give their addicted child a…
Why should we make a fearless moral inventory of ourselves?
Oct 17, 2019 • 17 min
Step Four in the 12 Step of recovery. How to make a searching and fearless inventory of ourselves. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/michelle515/message
Why do we lose hope for our Addicted children?
Sep 26, 2019 • 27 min
Learn the first three steps in the 12 steps of recovery. Even though moms aren’t addicted to drugs or alcohol, we are often obsessed with worry and fear. If we learn the first three steps in recovery, we will find hope. —- Send in a voice message:…
Why won’t our addicted loved ones admit they have a substance use problem?
Sep 21, 2019 • 26 min
Learn suggestions on how to handle denial in your addicted love one. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/michelle515/message
How to build your plan to let go without giving up.
Sep 11, 2019 • 27 min
“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail. “Benjamin Franklin. Create a simple plan that you can follow and implement so you live the life you envisioned. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/michelle515/message
What is the secret to creating a Vision Board that will bring you joy despite your ALO’s choices?
Aug 18, 2019 • 14 min
Creating a vision board can help you find joy despite your addicted loved one’s choices. What do you have to lose if you don’t plan for joy today? —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/michelle515/message
“Loving What Is: Four questions that can change your life, “ by Byron Katie.
Jul 29, 2019 • 19 min
As parents of addicted loved ones, we often believe that our child is going to die from his addiction. Here’s a way to help you cope from negative thoughts. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/michelle515/message
A Heart-Felt Letter Example Parents Can Use to Let Go
Jul 20, 2019 • 12 min
A Letter to an ALO the Day We Let Go Without Giving Up —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/michelle515/message
How do you get out of the way and let your ALO handle natural consequences?
Jul 3, 2019 • 22 min
1. Define the problem, 2. Brainstorm, 3. Eliminate unwanted ideas, 4. Identify obstacles, 5. Communicate plan, 6. Get out of the way. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/michelle515/message
Ways to Build Better Boundaries
Jun 26, 2019 • 19 min
Name your limits, tune in to your feelings, be direct, give yourself permission, practice self-awareness, consider your past and present, make self care a priority, seek support, be assertive, and start small. —- Send in a voice message:…
Practical steps to help moms and dad recover from unhealthy habits.
Jun 19, 2019 • 22 min
Practical exercises that can create a more resilient parent who wants to minimize anxiety and maximize Hope and positivity. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/michelle515/message
Self care and why it brings HOPE.
Jun 15, 2019 • 16 min
Build resilience. Start a journey to track your awareness and BE the change you need. Write your happy ending. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/michelle515/message
Why is this happening to my child?
Jun 10, 2019 • 18 min
Did I cause this problem? Was there something I did? No! Brain chemistry is one deep-rooted reason for our children’s addiction. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/michelle515/message
Lessons from dogs. What can dogs teach parents of Addicted Loved-Ones?
Jun 6, 2019 • 18 min
Dogs can teach us ways to comfort our Addicted Loved-Ones. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/michelle515/message
Seven things I wish I could tell my parents about addiction, Mary Elizabeth
Jun 5, 2019 • 14 min
A former EMT and addict shares a letter with her parents and you to help you understand how your addicted loved one feels about his or her addiction. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/michelle515/message
Motivation is the Key for Change
Jun 2, 2019 • 22 min
Confrontation is the arch enemy of motivation. Understanding and appreciating why your loved one does what she, or he, does will help you have more empathy and identify how you can modify your behavior, your relationship, and her environment, so you can…
Moms Letting Go Without Giving Up. Finding joy!
May 26, 2019 • 10 min
Moms Letting Go Without Giving Up. Your child is worth the fight. Sometimes we have to let go of what’s killing us even if it’s killing us to let go. If you don’t make time for your own wellness you will be forced to make time for your illness. —- Send in…
Prayer for MOMS of Addicted Loved-Ones
May 12, 2019 • 6 min
SELF CARE ensures there will be something healthy remaining for the recovering addict to return to. There’s nothing COLD about it. LETTING GO is tough. It’s a long walk through the hottest fires of hell. This episode was inspired by Sandy Swenson —- Send…
The signs that you might have poor personal boundaries.
May 3, 2019 • 22 min
Tips to learn how to create healthy boundaries. The benefits and how to change. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/michelle515/message
How can we bring hope to our lives and our ALOs lives?
Apr 27, 2019 • 23 min
What is Hope? The Four Essential Features of Hope. “Hope is both the belief in a better future and the action to make it happen,” Dr Lopez —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/michelle515/message
Denial is the evil force behind addiction. Understand the stages and the differences.
Apr 10, 2019 • 17 min
Type A and type B denial and what they are. What is the difference between an intellectual denial and spiritual denial. And how do you help your child overcome denial? —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/michelle515/message
Saying Goodbye to your addicted loved-one.
Mar 21, 2019 • 24 min
Eight steps on what you should you do after you’ve evicted your addicted loved-one and you feel guilty, emotional and irrational. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/michelle515/message
How to Find the Right Rehab for your ALO (Addicted Loved-One)
Mar 8, 2019 • 31 min
Don’t wait until your addicted loved-one is ready for rehab. Take time now to research the differences, so when the moment arrives you’re ready. Time is crucial. When your ALO is ready for rehab, you must move quickly. —- Send in a voice message:…
Boundaries! It’s never too late to draw that line. But how? And why do some parents struggle?
Feb 22, 2019 • 26 min
BOOK Study on: Don’t let your kids kill you, by Charles Rubin. Shows parents how to reclaim their power, balance, happiness and lives. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/michelle515/message
Believe in your addicted loved-one.
Feb 16, 2019 • 14 min
How do we encourage our child when they are making poor choices and resisting change? Never give up. Believing is powerful! —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/michelle515/message
Showing compassion and empathy.
Feb 8, 2019 • 14 min
Our addicted loved-ones make it difficult for us not to be angry. Here are a few ways we can show empathy and find compassion for them and ourselves. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/michelle515/message
What happens if your loved-one relapses? What causes this?
Feb 6, 2019 • 9 min
Relapse is often inevitable. There are tools you can use and suggestions in this podcast to help you think about a plan after rehab. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/michelle515/message
How to find joy amidst the anxiety of living with an addicted loved-one.
Feb 4, 2019 • 11 min
Five strategies that will help you find joy instead of worry and sadness. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/michelle515/message
Introduction to HOPE and the purpose of this podcast.
Feb 3, 2019 • 7 min
HOPE is a support group for Parents of Addicted Loved-Ones —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/michelle515/message
What should you do if your loved-one ends up in jail?
Jan 30, 2019 • 13 min
What should you do if your loved-one ends up in jail? Do you help them? Do you ignore them? What’s the right answer? What are the repercussions? —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/michelle515/message
A Prayer for You and Your Addicted Child
Jan 26, 2019 • 8 min
It’s so easy to become victims of panic anger and worry, but these things are not God’s way. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/michelle515/message
Healthy Adult Relationships
Jan 16, 2019 • 11 min
Perhaps the most important thing that we can do as parents of an addict is to let him or her go. These principles help us understand that God is in control. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/michelle515/message
As parents of an addicted loved-one, Patience is often difficult.
Jan 14, 2019 • 8 min
Parents can give their children everything but common sense. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/michelle515/message
How to cope with addiction in your family.
Jan 14, 2019 • 9 min
The only person I can control is myself. This episode will give you suggestions on how to cope with communication issues with your addicted loved-one. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/michelle515/message
Who is your Jonah? Inspiration on the importance of building a family plan.
Jan 9, 2019 • 12 min
As long as we keep rescuing our loved ones, we get in God’s way. it’s pride that makes us think we can do what only God can do! —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/michelle515/message
How do you know if you’re enabling your loved-one?
Jan 5, 2019 • 14 min
Are you enabling your addicted loved-one? This is a prayer and a checklist for you to reflect upon. You can’t change unless you’re aware there is a problem. Enabling allows our adult children to continue their unacceptable behavior. —- Send in a voice…
Healthy versus Unhealthy Helping
Jan 3, 2019 • 12 min
This episode will give parents the tools to identify their healthy and unhealthy ways of helping their addicted loved one —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/michelle515/message
Understanding Emotional Age
Dec 31, 2018 • 11 min
What are the traits of delayed emotional growth and how do we want our loved one to develop healthier morals and habits. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/michelle515/message
Write a letter to your addicted loved-one
Dec 30, 2018 • 12 min
Lessons to accept the fact that change is hard, stop unhealthy helping, set boundaries and consequences, and do not rescue from consequences. —- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/michelle515/message
Moms Letting Go Without Giving Up (Trailer)
Dec 29, 2018 • 0 min
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