Holidays can be complicated for the adoptee or child in foster care. The Boston Post Adoption Resources blog addresses some of the emotions and tools families can use during holiday times.
The most valuable gift you can give to yourself this holiday season is the gift of forgiveness. Why Forgiveness? Many of us carry unresolved issues from the past. It might feel like carrying a heavy ball and chain. It can be anger from a minor slight or the rage of a major grievance. We all […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The Gift of Forgiveness
I don’t have to, I get to: A simple phrase that makes a big difference. When we can shift our perspective, we can shift our lives. We get to see, feel and experience things differently in everyday life. We can go from feeling burdened to feeling grateful which allows us to be more open […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on In Gratitude
We are so fortunate to have guest blogger Lisa Greggo back with her poignant words about her experience with adoption and what she is grateful for. Lisa Greggo’s work has appeared in The Boston Globe, Let the Bucket Down, and other places. She is currently at work on a book-length memoir about her experience with […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Lisa Gives Thanks
Many adoptees or children in foster care may be thinking about Father’s Day this week. Ads for cards, gifts and activities centered on Father’s Day are a constant reminder. For some it is their biological or birth father. This may be a time for them to try and make sense of exactly what Father’s Day represents for […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Father’s Day
“The Most powerful relationship you will ever have is the relationship with yourself” –Steve Maraboli Over the last few weeks I have spoken to many women about their feelings surrounding Mother’s Day. Most of the women I spoke with voiced how complex and hard Mother’s Day can be for them. It can bring up feelings […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Motherly Self-Love