“The greatest pleasure I know is to do a good action by stealth and have it found out by accident.” ― Charles Lamb
Intriguing as this is to me, I don't have two hours to listen right now. I do, or did, have several of Dr Gabor Mate's books on the shelf but they're packed away for the move. I read them several years ago as a result of my interest in trauma, addiction and inner healing. He's another Canadian whose approach to life has had an impact on me. Did you listen to the whole thing, deborah? If so I'm wondering what you found most meaningful? Also what brought this video to your attention? And prompted you to post it?
Thanks be to God over and over and over again that my parents NEVER burdened me with whatever internal hell they were going through. And I'm sure they were dealing with "issues." But you don't dump that stuff on a kid! Keerist, the stupidity of supposedly brilliant people with their brilliant credentials.
Ricpic, you are blessed. I think dysfunction is really prevalent. My dad drank badly and we girls experience ingrained toxic shame because of it. Such is life. In many ways I was lucky. My dad and I were close, as were my mom and I, and she held the family together. I have had friends that had bad relationships with their moms, and one who was sexually abused, along with her three sisters, by their father. And another who was molested by her mother's boyfriends. And a woman who was beaten pretty often by her mom, and ended up anorexic and with bowel disease, Chrohns-like (from nerves and anorexia, I imagine) and recently had an elective large intestine removal, leaving her with a colostomy. She's about 57.
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