Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Wisconsin Beauty Queen- Child of Alcoholics

The newly crowned beauty queen (Miss Wisconsin Central), Mariah Haberman uses her position to support fellow adult children of alcoholics, making ACOA issues her primary platform.

"I grew up in a family where alcohol was very prevalent, alcohol was always around and eventually in 2007 my step father was killed in a drunk driving accident, that obviously changed my life. And it changed my entire family's life."

Haberman believes, "Maybe we could have even saved our family if we had brought this into the open 5-10 years earlier, instead of one of my parents having to die from an issue that we kept quiet about."

She will compete in the upcoming Miss Wisconsin Pageant. The current Miss Wisconsin, Laura Kaeppeler, won the Miss America pageant in January.

Check out the Orange County ACA website at: Orange County Adult Children

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

16 Characteristics, Letting Go Of Anxiety, Love And Fear

16 Characteristics of Adult Children Of Alcoholics

Dr. Timmen L. Cernmak has listed SIXTEEN characteristics of Adult Children Of Alcoholics in this downloadable pamphlet. Interesting reading for both newcomers and the experienced alike. Courtesy of USC Center for Work and Family Life:

Free download: Sixteen Characteristics of ACAs

Other Informational Pamphlets include Improving Self Esteem, Coping With Grief, also Stress, Depression and others:  

How to Let Go of Anxiety, Worry, Depression

Joseph Clough is a life coach and international motivational speaker. He explains how to change your emotional state at will, quickly and easily, overcome negative thoughts and increase positivity.

Listen here:

Read Joseph Clough's Blog

More free downloads from Joseph Clough on iTunes:

 Love and Fear: The Only Two Emotions

Jodi Aman, LCSW-R, talks about how all emotions stem from just two; Love and Fear:

 Read the full post here: Love And Fear

Check out the Orange County ACA website at: Orange County Adult Children