Tough Love

Tough Love Posted by Laura Clark Barefoot, Ph.D.Barefoot Chaplain Intervention Services, December 26, 2016 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things, love never fails. 1 Corinthians 13:7 Love never fails. Risk usually does. We are, now more than ever, a society which seeks out immediate gratification, oftentimes at great…

Panthera Tigris

Posted by Laura Clark Barefoot, Ph.D.Barefoot Chaplain Intervention Services, June 24, 2016 There’s more than one way to skin a cat, but any way you do it, it’s messy.  Eric Thompson It’s only been since Mother’s day, my adult son returned from a year long stint in recovery. This was the 7th time, over a…

Comforting a Griever

Laura Clark Barefoot, Ph.D. Barefoot Chaplain Intervention Services May 22, 2016   As a certified Grief Recovery specialist I am often asked what someone should say or do when they are … Source: Comforting a Griever

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My Companion, Your Best Friend

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. – Anatole France Growing up in an alcoholic home, it was only natural to find solace in relationships with animals. My lifelong love for them is clearly the product of childhood trauma. The adult daughter of an alcoholic, I have revisited memories…

The Truth About My Addict I Am Not Afraid To Tell

The Truth About My Addict I Am Not Afraid To Tell Laura Clark Barefoot, Ph.D. Barefoot Chaplain Intervention Services January 9, 2016 One of the single most difficult challenges we parents face is the acceptance of our child being an addict. For some, it can mean years before we acknowledge we are in, way in,…

Judging Others: a Social Sport or a Negative Vice?

Judging Others: a Social Sport or a Negative Vice? Laura Clark Barefoot, Ph.D. Barefoot Chaplain Intervention Services January 4, 2016 Be curious, not judgmental. – Walt Whitman   You and I are guilty, admit it. I surrender, as I have before. My conclusion, it’s our nature…human nature. Just because, it’s our nature to be judgmental,…

Releasing Past Mistakes

Laura Clark Barefoot, Ph.D. Barefoot Chaplain Intervention Services January 1, 2016   “When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.” –Paolo Coelho, Brida   Releasing Past Mistakes Let’s not kid…

Ten Tips to Start Loving Yourself

Laura Clark Barefoot, Ph.D. Barefoot Chaplain Intervention Services December 30, 2015 One of the most difficult challenges in recovery and in our lives is the struggle we face with loving and accepting ourselves; completely, with all of our self-proclaimed imperfections and shortcomings, embracing who we are. Why can’t we believe we are good enough, for…

Lying. Convenience or self-esteem issue?

Lying. Convenience or self-esteem issue? In a society where we are attracted to convenience, and time means money, wouldn’t it make better sense to tell the truth in the first place? Logically speaking, yes, but, it’s a matter of self-esteem we are really talking about. Self-esteem may very well be the biggest contributing factor when…

The Opposite Of Love Is Not Hate

The Opposite Of Love Is Not Hate Laura Clark Barefoot, Ph.D. Barefoot Chaplain Intervention Services December 27, 2015 Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we were able to go to sleep tonight and wake in the morning with all of our fears removed – every single one? Ponder the thought for a minute. How different would…