Days of Healing, Days of Joy: Daily Meditation for Adult Children

Days of Healing, Days of Joy: Daily Meditation for Adult Children

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Overview

Children of alcoholic or addicted parents may be stripped of hope, courage, and self-esteem. The dysfunctional family is fueled by shame and chaos, stunting children’s relationships and self-acceptance. Adult children of alcoholics and addicts need encouragement to overcome these childhood deprivations. Days of Healing, Days of Joy models a program of serenity, spirituality, and acceptance through its meditations.

“Children of alcoholics are set up for their struggles. You are not sick. You got set up.” —Dr. Jan Woititz

Alcoholic or addicted parents may become focused on their compulsion while their children fend for themselves in a dysfunctional household. Without helpful and informative parental guidance, children manage their own personal growth, and their spiritual and emotional health suffers. Children parent themselves, and their innocence dies.

Parents with addiction may not have demonstrated healthy connection and love to their children. Adult children of addicts or alcoholics are often shadowed by this disconnect; codependency, self-judgment, and overzealous loyalty darken their doorway. Fortunately, healing and recovery are within reach. In Days of Healing, Days of Joy, Earnie Larsen and Carol Larsen Hegarty share the reflective and peaceful insight needed for growing up again—this time with plenty of love and patience.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780894864551
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
Publication date: 04/01/1987
Series: Hazelden Meditations Series
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 341,491
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.02(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Earnie Larsen was a nationally known author and lecturer. A pioneer in the field of recovery from addictive behaviors and the originator of the process known as Stage II Recovery, Earnie authored numerous curricula, DVD's, audio CDs and books with Hazelden and other publishers, including his 2010 Hazelden book, Now That You're Sober: Week by Week Guidance from Your Recovery Coach, written with his sister, Carol Hegarty. With degrees from Loyola University and the University of Minnesota, Earnie had been a counselor for over 40 years. Larsen passed away in January 2011.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I started reading from it when I was in rehab and thought so highly of it I purchased a book for myself. Nice way to start off the day.
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LMWNY More than 1 year ago
I HAVE HAD THIS BOOK SINCE THE 1980'S. I READ IT DAILY FOR YEARS AND ALWAYS FOUND SOMETHING PROFOUND,HELPFUL AND COMFORTING. IT SEEMED LIKE EACH DAY WAS TALKING DIRECTLY TO ME. I NOTICED AS I WENT THROUGH THIS BOOK AGAIN THAT I HAD MARKED SEVERAL DAYS AND PASSAGES THAT REALLY SPOKE TO ME AT THE TIME. I WANTED TO GIVE THE BOOK TO MY GRANDCHILD WHO IS STRUGGLING AND REALIZED THAT HE SHOULD HAVE HIS OWN BOOK SO HE CAN MARK THE PASSAGES THAT SPEAK TO HIM. ONE STEP, ONE HOUR, ONE DAY IS ALL WE SHOULD HAVE TO DEAL WITH AND THIS BOOK HELPS YOU DO JUST THAT.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Thank you for this book. Finally, a good daily reminder to keep your head up.