Why I had to write this book
In May of 2008, I received a call from the eldest of my five children, twenty-year-old son Nick, who confessed that his life was being destroyed by alcohol abuse. During his spiral through the darkness, I worked with my son to help him find long-term sobriety. But I knew that he was not the only person who needed to change. So, while I partnered with my family in my son’s recovery, I also began to make my own physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being a priority. Knowing parenthood was my greatest role, I sought to uncover the limiting beliefs I had developed in childhood that were infecting the relationships I had built with those I loved the most. I made a conscious choice to parent in a different light.