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  • Check out this art & description of a Mindful Body Scan by @journey_to_wellness_ (super cool art/messages on their site btw!). 💡So what’s the point of mindfully scanning your body? In just a few minutes, this can give you some practice with allowing just to be in the moment without needing to change anything - practicing observing or just noticing (without judgment) what you see, specifically with your body. Some research suggests that this can improve stress levels, body aches/pains and bring participants an improved feeling of well-being. Sounds nice to me. 🌞 Give it a try and see what you notice. Start with just 2-3 minutes and add more time from there if you like. 🦋
  • Check out this art & description of a Mindful Body Scan by @journey_to_wellness_ (super cool art/messages on their site btw!). 💡So what’s the point of mindfully scanning your body? In just a few minutes, this can give you some practice with allowing just to be in the moment without needing to change anything - practicing observing or just noticing (without judgment) what you see, specifically with your body. Some research suggests that this can improve stress levels, body aches/pains and bring participants an improved feeling of well-being. Sounds nice to me. 🌞 Give it a try and see what you notice. Start with just 2-3 minutes and add more time from there if you like. 🦋
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  • Prediction factor: If you have any two of the three elements of the model, you have the other. Example: Trauma/ Neglect + 14 Traits = Hidden Inner Child.
  • Prediction factor: If you have any two of the three elements of the model, you have the other. Example: Trauma/ Neglect + 14 Traits = Hidden Inner Child.
  • 5 1 1 hour ago
  • You got this!
  • You got this!
  • 4 1 1 hour ago
  • “Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death. Set God-sized goals. Pursue God-ordained passions. Go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention. Keep asking questions. Keep making mistakes. Keep seeking God. Stop pointing out problems and become part of the solution. Stop repeating the past and start creating the future. Stop playing it safe and start taking risks. Expand your horizons. Accumulate experiences. Enjoy the journey. Find every excuse you can to celebrate everything you can. Live like today is the first day and last day of your life. Don’t let what’s wrong with you keep you from worshiping what’s right with God. Burn sinful bridges. Blaze new trails. Don’t let fear dictate your decisions. Take a flying leap of faith. Quit holding out. Quit holding back. Go all in with God. Go all out for God.” Who wants to join me? 🙋🏻‍♀️🔥
  • “Quit living as if the purpose of life is to arrive safely at death. Set God-sized goals. Pursue God-ordained passions. Go after a dream that is destined to fail without divine intervention. Keep asking questions. Keep making mistakes. Keep seeking God. Stop pointing out problems and become part of the solution. Stop repeating the past and start creating the future. Stop playing it safe and start taking risks. Expand your horizons. Accumulate experiences. Enjoy the journey. Find every excuse you can to celebrate everything you can. Live like today is the first day and last day of your life. Don’t let what’s wrong with you keep you from worshiping what’s right with God. Burn sinful bridges. Blaze new trails. Don’t let fear dictate your decisions. Take a flying leap of faith. Quit holding out. Quit holding back. Go all in with God. Go all out for God.” Who wants to join me? 🙋🏻‍♀️🔥
  • 25 1 7 hours ago
  • This is the face of #ptsd and #autoimmunedisease and the #adultchildrenofalcoholics .  I don’t look any different because I had to learn to hide my pain early.  Every kid, no matter how many in the family, had to learn to deal.  Lots to process learning that my #autoimmunedisease is very well related to my childhood trauma 😑🙄. A strong family support and learning healthy habits is ESSENTIAL.....or dayum I wouldn’t be here today.  Fact. 🤘🏼👌🏼🤔
  • This is the face of #ptsd and #autoimmunedisease and the #adultchildrenofalcoholics . I don’t look any different because I had to learn to hide my pain early. Every kid, no matter how many in the family, had to learn to deal. Lots to process learning that my #autoimmunedisease is very well related to my childhood trauma 😑🙄. A strong family support and learning healthy habits is ESSENTIAL.....or dayum I wouldn’t be here today. Fact. 🤘🏼👌🏼🤔
  • 22 3 17 hours ago
  • New book. I talk about attachment a lot. A lot. 1 chapter in, and there's something annoying me. Not sure yet what it is.
  • New book. I talk about attachment a lot. A lot. 1 chapter in, and there's something annoying me. Not sure yet what it is.
  • 40 4 18 hours ago
  • “When we grow up, we have a tendency to re-create the emotional environment of our early home life.”
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Dear God, let me break the cycle.
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Growing up an an alcoholic home taught me many things. Two of which:
1️⃣ You are never quite enough to earn the love you desperately crave from your parents. If you just work a little harder, they’ll love you in the way you need. 
2️⃣ You are “fine”. Emotions are not dealt with. Just deal with it and move on. .
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I’m not angry at my parents for this crazy twisted dance they continue to demonstrate. It’s wildly uncomfortable to be around them. But I know they continue to do the best they can what they have. ——
Where have these 2️⃣ lessons gotten me at 40 years old? .
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1️⃣ My sense of “not good enough” and “work harder to get the recognition you crave” (although not healthy) has given me the drive to be one of only three women on the senior management team in a company of almost 5,000 employees. I’ll work harder than you to prove myself worthy. This is kind of irrelevant. NOW, I’m working on feeling worthy simply because I am. Not because of the letters behind my name or the status of my title at work. .
2️⃣ I am emotionally in kindergarten. I married into the same emotionally twisted song and dance that I learned as a kid. The comfortable state of discomfort. Alcoholics stop emotionally developing when they start drinking. My dad is forever 17. He can’t support me in the way I need. And that’s ok!  Painful but ok. .
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I can’t be the victim of a victim. So here I go. I can have compassion for them (although still a fair share of heavy eye rolls as I try to up my compassion game) and be the best me I can be. Here’s to training our minds to speak kindly to ourselves. I’m loving and lovable. <<scary concept to those trained to not feel. .
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#imnotavictim #progressnotperfection #emotionalintelligence #bestself #healing #healthy #adultchildrenofalcoholics #alanon #hiddenabuse #youcanhealyourlife #toxicrelationships #growthmindset #growth #beautyfromashes #iamenough #iloveme #breakingthecycle #codependency #recovery 
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  • “When we grow up, we have a tendency to re-create the emotional environment of our early home life.”
    .
    Dear God, let me break the cycle.
    .
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    Growing up an an alcoholic home taught me many things. Two of which:
    1️⃣ You are never quite enough to earn the love you desperately crave from your parents. If you just work a little harder, they’ll love you in the way you need.
    2️⃣ You are “fine”. Emotions are not dealt with. Just deal with it and move on. .
    .——-
    I’m not angry at my parents for this crazy twisted dance they continue to demonstrate. It’s wildly uncomfortable to be around them. But I know they continue to do the best they can what they have. ——
    Where have these 2️⃣ lessons gotten me at 40 years old? .
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    1️⃣ My sense of “not good enough” and “work harder to get the recognition you crave” (although not healthy) has given me the drive to be one of only three women on the senior management team in a company of almost 5,000 employees. I’ll work harder than you to prove myself worthy. This is kind of irrelevant. NOW, I’m working on feeling worthy simply because I am. Not because of the letters behind my name or the status of my title at work. .
    2️⃣ I am emotionally in kindergarten. I married into the same emotionally twisted song and dance that I learned as a kid. The comfortable state of discomfort. Alcoholics stop emotionally developing when they start drinking. My dad is forever 17. He can’t support me in the way I need. And that’s ok! Painful but ok. .
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    I can’t be the victim of a victim. So here I go. I can have compassion for them (although still a fair share of heavy eye rolls as I try to up my compassion game) and be the best me I can be. Here’s to training our minds to speak kindly to ourselves. I’m loving and lovable. < .
    #imnotavictim #progressnotperfection #emotionalintelligence #bestself #healing #healthy #adultchildrenofalcoholics #alanon #hiddenabuse #youcanhealyourlife #toxicrelationships #growthmindset #growth #beautyfromashes #iamenough #iloveme #breakingthecycle #codependency #recovery
    @louise_hay_affirmations
  • 198 25 16 March, 2019
  • Current home life situation. Lucy has her spot. Mystery person underneath blanket. @ericpreisendanz maybe 🤣
  • Current home life situation. Lucy has her spot. Mystery person underneath blanket. @ericpreisendanz maybe 🤣
  • 24 3 16 March, 2019
  • What do you need to give yourself permission to be?
  • What do you need to give yourself permission to be?
  • 8 5 14 March, 2019
  • You’ll more than likely go through some stumbling blocks along your ACA journey but through the Twelve Step program of ACA we will no longer live life from a basis of fear. We live with self-care and love 💗
  • You’ll more than likely go through some stumbling blocks along your ACA journey but through the Twelve Step program of ACA we will no longer live life from a basis of fear. We live with self-care and love 💗
  • 22 2 14 March, 2019
  • Live one day at a time and make it a masterpiece.
  • Live one day at a time and make it a masterpiece.
  • 47 2 14 March, 2019
  • In ACA, we believe recovery takes regular attendance at ACA meetings. We also must work the Twelve Steps and be willing to talk honestly about what happened to us as we grew up in a dysfunctional home. Recovery takes effort.
  • In ACA, we believe recovery takes regular attendance at ACA meetings. We also must work the Twelve Steps and be willing to talk honestly about what happened to us as we grew up in a dysfunctional home. Recovery takes effort.
  • 26 5 14 March, 2019
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  • Those who find success and healing attend ACA meetings regularly, get a sponsor, and do the Twelve Step work with focus. ACA is a way of life that works if you work it. The rewards and gifts are immeasurable.
  • Those who find success and healing attend ACA meetings regularly, get a sponsor, and do the Twelve Step work with focus. ACA is a way of life that works if you work it. The rewards and gifts are immeasurable.
  • 39 2 13 March, 2019
  • You’re doing amazing!
  • You’re doing amazing!
  • 40 2 13 March, 2019
  • (Questions continued from last post) If you answered yes to three or more of these questions, you may be suffering from the effects of growing up in an alcoholic or other dysfunctional family. As The Laundry List states, you can be affected even if you did not take a drink.
  • (Questions continued from last post) If you answered yes to three or more of these questions, you may be suffering from the effects of growing up in an alcoholic or other dysfunctional family. As The Laundry List states, you can be affected even if you did not take a drink.
  • 33 3 11 March, 2019
  • Just keep believing.
  • Just keep believing.
  • 22 1 11 March, 2019
  • (Questions continued from last post) If you answered yes to three or more of these questions, you may be suffering from the effects of growing up in an alcoholic or other dysfunctional family. As The Laundry List states, you can be affected even if you did not take a drink.
  • (Questions continued from last post) If you answered yes to three or more of these questions, you may be suffering from the effects of growing up in an alcoholic or other dysfunctional family. As The Laundry List states, you can be affected even if you did not take a drink.
  • 27 5 11 March, 2019
  • Do you make your decisions out of fear or out of love? The majority of the time I find myself making decisions based on fear. Fear of losing those I love, fear of those I love abandoning me and the most deep fear of them all, being alone.  So here’s to me and all the rest of you who live in survival mode. Be compassionate, we are trying to protect ourselves, and that’s okay. It’s takes practice to make decisions with love after years of fear. Let’s make one decision today out of love ❤️ and if you don’t there is always tomorrow 😉 one day at a time! #alanon #adultchildrenofalcoholics #recovery #hope #freedom #serenity #serenityprayer
  • Do you make your decisions out of fear or out of love? The majority of the time I find myself making decisions based on fear. Fear of losing those I love, fear of those I love abandoning me and the most deep fear of them all, being alone. So here’s to me and all the rest of you who live in survival mode. Be compassionate, we are trying to protect ourselves, and that’s okay. It’s takes practice to make decisions with love after years of fear. Let’s make one decision today out of love ❤️ and if you don’t there is always tomorrow 😉 one day at a time! #alanon #adultchildrenofalcoholics #recovery #hope #freedom #serenity #serenityprayer
  • 21 1 11 March, 2019
  • It’s ok and possible to take time to rest, have fun, and refuel yourself in a nonalcoholic non destructive way.
  • It’s ok and possible to take time to rest, have fun, and refuel yourself in a nonalcoholic non destructive way.
  • 39 2 10 March, 2019
  • The following questions will help you decide if alcoholism or other family dysfunction existed in your family. If your parents did not drink, your grandparents may have drank and passed on the disease of family dysfunction to your parents. If alcohol or drugs were not a problem, your home may have been chaotic, unsafe, and lacking nurture like many alcoholic homes. The following questions offer an insight into some ways children are affected by growing up with a problem drinker even years after leaving the home. The questions also apply to adults growing up in homes where food, sex, workaholism, or ultra-religious abuse occurred. Foster children, now adults, relate to many of these questions.
  • The following questions will help you decide if alcoholism or other family dysfunction existed in your family. If your parents did not drink, your grandparents may have drank and passed on the disease of family dysfunction to your parents. If alcohol or drugs were not a problem, your home may have been chaotic, unsafe, and lacking nurture like many alcoholic homes. The following questions offer an insight into some ways children are affected by growing up with a problem drinker even years after leaving the home. The questions also apply to adults growing up in homes where food, sex, workaholism, or ultra-religious abuse occurred. Foster children, now adults, relate to many of these questions.
  • 12 3 10 March, 2019
  • Your feelings are your superpower 🦸🏻‍♀️
  • Your feelings are your superpower 🦸🏻‍♀️
  • 28 1 10 March, 2019
  • Adult children are survivors and have taken a lot of pride in that identification. Yet I think we all deserve a lot more than that in our lives. ACA is the path to offer that to us. It is not necessarily an easy path. At times, it can be scary, at times painful. But hang on to the vision of where it leads you. Pay attention to the process, but remember to have fun. Recovery is not about perfection. It is in the becoming that we experience the promises of recovery. Learn to validate yourself by becoming your own loving parent. Don’t judge recovery or yourself. Acknowledge the little steps along the way. In doing so, you will move from shame to self-worth, from secrecy to honesty, loneliness to connection with self and others, and from silence to having a voice.
  • Adult children are survivors and have taken a lot of pride in that identification. Yet I think we all deserve a lot more than that in our lives. ACA is the path to offer that to us. It is not necessarily an easy path. At times, it can be scary, at times painful. But hang on to the vision of where it leads you. Pay attention to the process, but remember to have fun. Recovery is not about perfection. It is in the becoming that we experience the promises of recovery. Learn to validate yourself by becoming your own loving parent. Don’t judge recovery or yourself. Acknowledge the little steps along the way. In doing so, you will move from shame to self-worth, from secrecy to honesty, loneliness to connection with self and others, and from silence to having a voice.
  • 64 2 9 March, 2019
  • Сегодня особенный день! Ровно год как появилось на свет моё Счастье - малыш Хэппи Хьюмэн. И сегодня хочется отметить его и поздравить моего лапочку. Целый год он поддерживает меня, радует, помогает справляться с трудностями.
Скоро ещё одна дата 19 апреля - это день моего духовного рождения, день прихода в ВДА. И Хьюмэн, как мой Внутренний Ребёнок (термин ВДА), как раз, я думаю, поспособствовал моему приходу в это сообщество.
Определённо я счастливый человек.
С Днем рождения, Хэппи Хьюмэн! Самое дорогое, что у меня есть - моя внутренняя сущность (выражаясь термином Эстер и Джерри Хикс). Я рада знакомству с тобой 🤗

#happyhuman #innerchild #withlove #littleman #innerworld #хэппихьюмэн #счастье #вда #happyBirthday #деньрождения #aca #adultchildrenofalcoholics
  • Сегодня особенный день! Ровно год как появилось на свет моё Счастье - малыш Хэппи Хьюмэн. И сегодня хочется отметить его и поздравить моего лапочку. Целый год он поддерживает меня, радует, помогает справляться с трудностями.
    Скоро ещё одна дата 19 апреля - это день моего духовного рождения, день прихода в ВДА. И Хьюмэн, как мой Внутренний Ребёнок (термин ВДА), как раз, я думаю, поспособствовал моему приходу в это сообщество.
    Определённо я счастливый человек.
    С Днем рождения, Хэппи Хьюмэн! Самое дорогое, что у меня есть - моя внутренняя сущность (выражаясь термином Эстер и Джерри Хикс). Я рада знакомству с тобой 🤗

    #happyhuman #innerchild #withlove #littleman #innerworld #хэппихьюмэн #счастье #вда #happyBirthday #деньрождения #aca #adultchildrenofalcoholics
  • 26 0 9 March, 2019