Adult Child

Sara Zarr
Adventures in Recovery and Self-Parenting
Created 13 Feb 2021
  • Bringing ACOA Stuff to Work
    12 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 0 2
    One of the daily reflections this week in the Strengthening My Recovery book was about how our adult child stuff can show up at work: A glare or body posture that's reminiscent of our childhood is eno...
  • Gut vs. Brain
    27 Aug 2021 • 2 min read
    I’m borrowing this topic from Jemar Tisby’s recent newsletter, which borrowed it from this post by his friend, here. The crux of it all is that our intuition is there for a reason, and it’s smart. So ...
  • The Middle Recovery Blahs
    28 Jul 2021 • 2 min read • 2 2
    I’ve been going so much longer between issues of this newsletter than I ever meant to. It turns out reflecting on childhood trauma and family dysfunction as it relates to present-day living is, like, ...
  • Why Not Both?
    07 Jun 2021 • 2 min read • 0 2
    I read something over on Medium the other day about the connections between childhood trauma and ADHD. It’s something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately, as there seems to be a wave people online d...
  • Thinking Small
    20 May 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    I didn’t mean to let so much time go by between posts! I’ve been busy, though, and one reason I’ve been busy is that I’ve been feeling deep in scarcity thinking and in my reactions to that. I’m not su...
  • Codependence as a Theory of Everything
    30 Apr 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Recently I was a guest on a podcast hosted by some progressive Christian friends. I was on it once before, and jokingly said as we were signing off: “Have me back on to talk about codependence and rel...
  • Shame Triggers
    06 Apr 2021 • 3 min read • 1 2
    When I was a kid, we had this cat. (Not this cat, this cat is Mr. Donut.) I’d tell you her name except that it might compromise several of my passwords so let’s just call her Kitty. Kitty came from th...
  • Something Funny
    30 Mar 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    I’ve been trying to write about isolation for a week. Isolation might be the most present and consistent “symptom” (feature? facet?) of my life, lifestyle, personality, chosen profession, relationship...
  • Not That Bad
    11 Mar 2021 • 4 min read • 1 6
    New thing: you can also listen to me reading this post in a very casual and unedited way, if you prefer, via included audio file. But please do scroll down for some questions about newsletter manageme...
  • Denial
    27 Feb 2021 • 3 min read • 0 2
    "Denial is the glue that holds together a dysfunctional home. Family secrets, ignored feelings, and predictable chaos are part of a dysfunctional family system." - BRB, pg 22 That’s the quote for the ...
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